Charlotte Kirk Baer

Managing Director

Charlotte is the managing director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role she provides strategic leadership for core components of the program’s work – from analytical products to outreach and advocacy, guiding efforts that integrate racial equity into their approach to advance science-based policies for just, resilient, and sustainable food and farming systems. Her background encompasses over 20 years of senior level management of federal agricultural research, education, and outreach programs.