Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau is a National Campaigner at ActionAid USA focusing on biofuels, land rights, and food sovereignty. He works with grassroots organizations and allies through national networks and coalitions to build support for land, food, energy, and climate policies that work for communities and families.
Before coming to ActionAid in August 2016, Tristan was the Program Manager in the Global Movements Program at WhyHunger, where he worked with social movements in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean and with grassroots organizations in the US to advance food sovereignty, agroecology, and climate justice. He was born in southeast Alaska and grew up in southern Maine across from a fruit and vegetable farm where he spent his childhood and had his first job, selling sweet corn at the roadside farm stand.
He holds a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Maine and an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City.