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WEDNESDAY: Women We Admire – Glenda Humiston

Bring your lunch and join Glenda Humiston, vice president of Agriculture and Natural Resources, for the next talk in the Women We Admire speaker series.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 16
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lobby 1
Remote access: Via Zoom: By phone: 408-638-0968 (toll charges apply),*4 (from a UCOP office phone), Meeting ID: 698-756-8179

Humiston was appointed vice president of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Aug. 3, 2015.

She was born in California and raised on a cattle ranch in Colorado, where she was a member of 4-H. She came to UC ANR with more than 25 years of experience working on public policy development and program implementation supporting sustainability.

Humiston has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia, as executive director of a nonprofit organization advocating farmland preservation and value-added agriculture development, and worked for several years as a consultant on environmental and agricultural issues throughout the West.

She served President Clinton as Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1998 to 2001. She managed the Sustainable Development Institute at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development in South Africa and the 2006 World Water Forum in Mexico City. In 2009, Humiston was appointed by President Obama to serve at the USDA as the California State Director, Rural Development.

She has produced a widely acclaimed guidebook “Access to Capital” and led efforts to bring rural issues to the forefront of the state’s Economic Summit and policymakers throughout California.

Humiston earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management in 2009 with research focused on U.S. Farm Bill policy. She has a master’s degree in international agricultural development from UC Davis and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University.

Humiston’s talk is part of the Women We Admire series, initiated by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) in 2009. PACSW brings women to UCOP from around the system to share insights about their careers, workplace challenges and work-life balance. All members of the UCOP community are invited to learn how to make the most of working at UC.

Find upcoming speakers in the series and archived audio of past talks on the Women We Admire website.

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