Political Science and Criminal Justice

Noelle Ferdon

Campus Directory

Noelle Ferdon, JD, has a background in law and policy and has worked primarily on food and agriculture topics, disability rights and prisoner's rights. Ferdon has led numerous projects including coordination of the Buy Fresh Buy Local, North Valley agricultural marketing program with over 100 farmer, rancher and food business members, edited/published three editions of the North Valley’s Eater’s Guide to Local Food, chaired a USDA funded Technical Advisory Committee and workshop development for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program, and co-founded and directed the development of the North Valley Food Hub. She worked nationally for a DC-based organization lobbying to promote agricultural policies benefiting small- and medium-sized farmers and ranchers. Additionally, Ferdon worked for a statewide non-profit representing clients with developmental disabilities, conducted research on prisoner rights and worked for Prisoner Legal Services in the San Francisco County Jail. Ferdon has received and managed numerous state and federal grants to development programs and conduct research. Ferdon has a B.A. in Political Science from CSU, Chico and a J.D. from Golden Gate University’s School of Law with certificates in Public Interest and Environmental Law.