Callie’s career has been shaped by a passion for rural America, good governance and productive federal policy.
She began her career working on political campaigns in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky and in other states around the country. This introduced her to the broader world of policy and law making, and led her to Tulane School of Law. After law school, Callie worked for members of the House of Representatives and focused on specialty crops, dairy and invasive species.
After working on the passage of the 2008 Farm Bill, Callie joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Obama as a specialist in congressional relations. She later served as Senior Advisor to the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. In this role, she implemented the 2014 Farm Bill and crafted new programs to advance on-farm conservation and resilience.
Now at Environmental Defense Fund, Callie focuses her efforts on political and policy strategies that advance sustainable and climate friendly agricultural practices, increase agricultural productivity, and protects the long term viability and prosperity of rural communities.