Kirsten Snow Spalding
Director, California Office
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Kirsten is the California Director for Ceres. She works with members of the Investor Network on Climate Risk on their initiatives and represents Ceres on the West Coast for all Ceres programs.
Prior to joining Ceres, she served as Chief Deputy Treasurer under California Treasurer Phil Angelides and Director of the Treasurer’s environmental financing authorities.
Prior to her government service, Kirsten worked in the labor movement as Chief of Staff for the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. With the California Sierra Club and the Ella Baker Center, Kirsten co-founded the California Apollo Alliance. And for six years, she chaired the Center for Labor Research and Education at University of California, Berkeley and taught at Boalt Hall School of Law.
In her early career she worked as a community organizer in the townships around Durban, South Africa organizing cultural events with the United Democratic Front and the ANC for an end to the apartheid government there.
Kirsten holds a BA from Yale College in music and a JD from Hastings College of Law.