Lena Brook

Lena (pronounced “Laynuh”) Brook is Senior Policy Advocate with the Food and Agriculture team at the Natural Resources Defense Council. She brings more than 15 years of experience leading policy and market campaigns that advance a more just, sustainable, and healthy food system. Her expertise in advocacy and communications has influenced decisionmakers of all types, from elected officials to CEOs. Ms. Brook works to increase investment in climate-friendly organic and regenerative agriculture, reduce the use of harmful agricultural chemicals to protect public health and ecosystems, and expand access to sustainably grown foods. Prior to joining NRDC, she was a strategic communications consultant specializing in sustainable food and agriculture issues and co-directed Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care initiative in California. Lena is based in San Francisco, loves taking hikes with her dog and is preparing for life as an empty nester.