Chelsea Gazillo is the Working Lands Alliance Director for American Farmland Trust. Chelsea is responsible for directing all Working Lands Alliance activities, which include research and education, policy development, grassroots and direct advocacy, outreach and communications.
Prior to joining WLA, Chelsea most-recently served as a Food Policy AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Bridgeport Food Policy Council and the Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative. Before she became an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, she worked as lead researcher for SIT Graduate Institute’s Real Food Challenge Campaign. She also has a background working in medical billing in the Bay Area and spent time as a research intern with the Women’s Initiative for Self-Sufficiency in Oakland, CA.
Chelsea has a B.A. in International Affairs from Humboldt State University and a Masters degree from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont in Sustainable Development with an emphasis in Policy Advocacy and Analysis. When Chelsea is not actively advocating for new food system policies, she enjoys spending time with her dog, doing yoga, preparing food, reading and going to see live music.