Dani Madrone leads American Farmland Trust’s policy agenda for Oregon and Washington. She has over a decade of experience in protecting and restoring food systems. Dani lives in Olympia, Washington, where she started her career with the South Sound Food Summit in 2011. This event brought people together to celebrate and plan for the future of their local food system. She has remained active in food advocacy and built strong relationships across sectors, working to develop partnerships and policies to implement local food system priorities through local government planning. Dani holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Administration from the Evergreen State College, where she studied science and policy for climate change and sustainability.