Founder, Sowing Change Strategies
Ashley Conrad-Saydah translates cutting-edge science and technology tools into actionable policy as founder of Sowing Change Strategies. A recognized expert in climate change, renewable energy and natural resources policy, Ashley serves on the Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Sandia National Laboratories’ Energy & Homeland Security External Advisory Board. She previously worked in climate and energy policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Ashley mentors women through She Shares and serves on the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Graduate Program of Environmental Policy and Management. Throughout her career, she has worked to provide all people access to nature, education, healthy communities, and good jobs. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her master’s degree from the UC Santa Barbara, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, where she was a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow. She lives in Sacramento with her family.