Steering Committee members

biographies

Torri Estrada 

Torri is the Managing Director of the Carbon Cycle Institute and has worked with non-profit, community-based, and public institutions to advance solutions to systemic social justice, climate, and environmental issues for over twenty years, including through his private consulting company, Environmental Justice Solutions. Previously, he was the program director at the Marin Community Foundation, where he managed the Foundation’s environmental grantmaking program and climate change initiative.

Mr. Estrada served as the coordinator of the Water Funders Alliance at the Environmental Grantmakers Association, a funder working group that facilitated the exchange of information and experience among diverse funders concerned about fresh water and its connection to other critical issues. He was also a program officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, founder and a senior policy fellow with the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, and Director of the Latino Issues Forum’s Environment and Sustainable Development Program.

Mr. Estrada has lectured at the university level on environmental justice, natural resource policy, and social equity for over a decade, including as an adjunct professor at the Department Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. Mr. Estrada holds an MS in Environmental Sociology and Policy (with an emphasis on environmental justice) from the University of Michigan, and a joint BS/BA degree in Environmental Science and Policy and Ecological Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley.