Valerie Baron

Senior Attorney and Director, Animal Agriculture, Health and Food Division, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program

Since joining NRDC, Valerie Baron has focused her legal advocacy on a variety of issues, including protecting environmental and health safeguards for communities, climate-healthy eating, and the public health impacts of industrial animal agriculture. Previously, she was of counsel to Friends of the Sea Otter, an attorney with the Environmental Integrity Project, and Democratic staff to the Committee on Energy and Commerce at the House of Representatives. She received her bachelor's degree in politics from Oberlin College and a law degree and a master of environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is based in NRDC's Washington, D.C. office. 

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