Caralee Ellis

Chief of Staff, Turning Green

Caralee graduated from the University of California, Berkeley where she received a B.S. in Society and Environment and a Food Systems minor. Throughout her academic career she held leadership positions across several student organizations advocating for environmental and social justice. She started her journey with Turning Green as a lead intern on the Conscious Kitchen team in August of 2021 where she worked on projects like Project Cereal, OEHHA Public Comment on glyphosate, and was a guest speaker alongside Dr. Jessica Shade at the 2021 PGC Finals. She was promoted to the first fellow position the organization ever had in November of 2021 where she completed a comprehensive cost analysis of all organic scratch-cooked meals served at WCCUSD, supported data collection of all organic purchasing, and worked on recipe development that kickstarted the Project Salad initiative. Caralee is organized, adaptable, and driven by a passion for protecting the health of the planet and all those who inhabit it.