Kristin Schafer, M.A. (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) is is a Senior Policy Strategist at Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and the Lead Author on several PAN reports, including Chemical Trespass: Pesticides in our Bodies and Corporate Accountability (2004) and Nowhere to Hide: Persistent Toxic Chemicals in the U.S. Food Supply (2005), and A Generation in Jeopardy: How pesticides are undermining our children’s health & intelligence (2012). She has also authored several reports on the fumigant pesticide methyl bromide.
Before joining PAN, Kristin worked for the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Agriculture program, as a communications specialist for the U.S. EPA, and as an agro-forestry extension officer with the Peace Corps in Kenya. She came to PAN in 1996 (soon after her daughter was born) and was inspired by the dedication of PAN staff and partners in the U.S. and around the world.
She now focuses on the intersection of pesticides, children’s health, and policy issues. She writes often on the topic for PAN’s GroundTruth blog and for MomsRising.org. She has two children who keep her busy, grounded, and highly motivated to build a healthier future.
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