Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach is a lawyer, entrepreneur, and activist. In 2008, she received the Consumer Attorneys of California Women’s Law Caucus Outstanding Consumer Advocate Award before leaving the practice to commit herself fully to social activism. An “agvocate” for sustainable food, she founded Berry Good Night and Berry Good Food Foundation to advance a healthy, integrated food system by educating, connecting and supporting food producers and consumers. An outspoken critic of current GMO labeling policy, she serves on the steering committee of Californians for GE Labeling. She is also a consultant to the Liberian Ministry of Gender & Development; the Vice Chair of the Board of the University of California Press Foundation, focused on progressive scholarship, particularly in the area of food; a member of the Advisory Board of the Women Peacemakers Program at the Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice; and a member of the Advisory Board for Seats at the Table, a coordinated group of international NGOs focused on gender issues in West Africa.