Gabriele Ludwig has a passion for agriculture and the environment as well as research and policy. As the Director of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs for the Almond Board of California, Ludwig focuses on research and generic marketing of almonds and is funded by a grower assessment. During her 10 years with the organization, she has occupied a variety of roles. In her current position, she has been instrumental in the development of the California Almond Sustainability Program, and continues to encourage a diverse range of research on almonds and environmental issues. Prior to joining the Almond Board, she worked for the consulting firm Schramm, Williams & Associates in Washington, DC.
Ludwig is currently a participant of the California Roundtable for Ag and the Environment, Board chair for the Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship, and serves on several government agencies’ advisory committees. She received her PhD in plant physiology from UC Davis and her BA in Biology from Wellesley College.