Deputy State Director
American Farmland Trust
Virginia Jameson is California’s Deputy State Director for American Farmland Trust in Sacramento, where she advocates for the development of policies to protect California’s farmland. She has a dual master’s degree in International Affairs/Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University in Washington D.C. and the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Virginia grew up in Salinas, California, surrounded by beautiful agricultural land. Previously, she served as a Management Specialist for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s office, where she worked as part of a special liaison team with the county planning department to develop an agricultural land mitigation ordinance. She also previously served as a board aide for Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, and as associate director for the Ag Land Trust, where she oversaw the permanent conservation of 3,000 acres of agricultural land. Virginia continues to serve on the Ag Land Trust board of directors.