Sasha Gennet, Ph.D., advises on and contributes to research and policy development in the food and agriculture sector for The Nature Conservancy, with an area of emphasis on livestock production and grazing lands.
Sasha joined TNC in 2008 as a scientist for the California state program, where she focused on research, planning and implementation of collaborative conservation projects to protect working lands, especially ranches and farms. She was the director of the Regenerative Grazing Lands strategy for TNC’s North America Agriculture program from 2019 to 2022.
Sasha is also a fellow at the Oxford Martin School and writing a university textbook on food and the environment. She has co-founded two environmental nonprofits, serves on the board of the Golden Hour Restoration Institute, and is a California Certified Rangeland Manager.
Her academic background is in ecosystems science, natural resources management, and habitat restoration. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. For her doctorate, she studied the effects of livestock grazing and management on vegetation and birds in California grasslands.