Lena Brook uses her expertise in advocacy and communications to influence decision makers of all types, from elected officials to CEOs. Her work centers on advancing a sustainable, healthier, and more equitable food system for all by leveraging a wide array of advocacy approaches, from public policy advocacy to corporate campaigns and litigation. Brook works to increase investment in organic farming and climate-friendly agriculture, reduce the use of harmful agricultural chemicals to protect public health and ecosystems, and expand access to sustainably grown foods. Prior to joining NRDC, Brook was a strategic communications consultant specializing in sustainable food and agriculture issues and co-directed Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care initiative in California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s in environmental studies from the Yale School of the Environment. She is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.