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Catherine Van Dyke

Catherine is a first year Master’s student at ERG studying agriculture and climate change. Her research focuses on water, resource allocation, and equity for farmers and ranchers in California. Prior to joining ERG, Catherine spent five years working at California FarmLink as a Loan Officer. In this role she facilitated access to operating capital, infrastructure development, and farmland ownership for beginning, immigrant, and under resourced farmers who lack access to conventional financing options. Catherine graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a BA in Political Economy.