Sonya Hammons' 15 years of leadership spans the environmental, agricultural and management fields. Originally from California, she has contributed to agricultural and environmental systems at micro and macro levels in over 30 countries: from microscopic studies as a researcher with the US Department of Agriculture to broad policy analyses at US Congress. As a Presidential Management Fellow in the Obama Administration she led an environmental health outreach program at the US Department of State, supported the launch of the US Water Partnership, and participated in the expert working groups to design the Sustainable Development Goals. At the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations she created a management training program to support agricultural leaders worldwide to establish efficient management systems, and at the United Nations Staff College she led a management skills training program for staff globally. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and the London School of Economics, and is thrilled to return to her home ecosystem in the North Bay. She loves to hike, bike, bake, garden, create textile art and observe the coastal tides.