Director, Food Waste, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
Yvette Cabrera focuses on building a better food system for people, the climate, and the environment. Cabrera oversees engagement on federal and state food waste policy and cutting-edge research on food waste. She also manages the Food Matters project, through which NRDC partners with cities to achieve meaningful reductions in food waste with comprehensive policies and programs. Before joining NRDC, Cabrera worked at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she managed the day-to-day implementation of the YieldWise initiative in the U.S. as a food waste analyst. Cabrera holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree from New York University. She is based in NRDC's New York office.