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CDFA Welcomes Deputy Secretary Virginia Jameson

On the west steps of the California Capitol this afternoon, Virginia Jameson (right) was sworn in as the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Deputy Secretary for Climate and Working Lands, with California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross (left) administering the oath of office. Jameson has been Climate and Conservation Program Manager at the California Department of Conservation since 2018. She was Deputy State Director for the American Farmland Trust from 2015 to 2018, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Program Coordinator for the American University School of International Service in 2014 and Graduate Admissions Office Student Assistant for the American University School of Communications in 2014. Jameson was a Management Specialist for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in 2012, a Board Aide for Monterey County Office of District 4 Supervisor Jane Parker from 2011 to 2012 and Associate Director for Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast in 2011. She was Associate Director of the Ag Land Trust from 2009 to 2011, where she was a Conservation and Development Analyst from 2007 to 2009. Jameson earned a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University.
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