Executive Director of the California Institute for Rural Studies
Gail Wadsworth became Executive Director of the California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) in 2009. CIRS works at the nexus of social justice, agriculture and environmental health. The organization conducts research on issues of social justice and agricultural sustainability, to shape responsible government policy.
Gail’s research focuses on labor rights, fair wages, heat illness prevention, food insecurity, farmworker housing and rural environmental justice. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Science in International Agricultural Development. Gail did post-graduate research in Geography at Royal Holloway University of London.