Staff Profile

Elaine Swiedler

California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Elaine Swiedler is the Program Coordinator for the California Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program. She works with the Apprenticeship Program Manager on apprentice recruitment and selection, curriculum and program protocol development, and other program operations. She joined the Center for Land-Based Learning in 2017.

Elaine grew up in Oakland, California, and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning and a B.A. in Economics. While at UC Davis, she worked as a Lead Student Farmer at the UC Davis Student Farm Market Garden and helped plan the Alternatives in Agriculture seminar course. She also held several sustainability positions, working on campus and UC-wide sustainability efforts.

Prior to joining the Center for Land-Based Learning, Elaine was a Program Associate at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley and before that, a Research Assistant at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC, providing research support on economic evaluations of environmental policy. In DC and in Berkeley, she spent her free time volunteering at farmers markets and urban farms.