Valerie Jaffee works in Communications for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the nation’s most effective environmental action group. Based out of NRDC’s San Francisco office, she conducts outreach around issues such as climate, clean energy, health, and sustainable food and agriculture. Before coming to NRDC, she worked on Capitol Hill as part of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming. Valerie holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She blogs on NRDC’s Switchboard and NRDC’s Spanish blog, Pulso Verde.