Adrienne Alvord is the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Western States Director, based in Oakland, California. Ms. Alvord is leading UCS’s effort to ensure robust implementation of the California Global Warming Solutions Act, California’s landmark climate law known as “AB 32.”
Prior to coming to UCS, Ms. Alvord was the environmental policy director for California State Senator, Fran Pavley and served as lead staff on AB 32. She worked extensively in climate, energy, fuels, waste, and agricultural policy and has deep experience both in translating scientific and technical work into policy ideas and creating strategic partnerships to achieve those policies. Prior to working in the California Legislature, Ms. Alvord served as a gubernatorial appointee directing state pesticide legislation and regulations, and previously was policy director for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers.