Kimberley Delfino is the California Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife. Since joining Defenders in 2000, Kim has worked on a variety of natural resource, water and endangered species issues. She had developed expertise in California wildlife and land use planning laws, working on legislation to revise the California Natural Community Conservation Planning (NCCP) Act and the California Endangered Species Act. Kim also works on a California water issues, including the Salton Sea, Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and wetlands protection, and serves as a Commissioner with the California Water Commission. Finally, Kim has spent the last several years working on renewable energy siting issues in the California Desert and Central Valley, including the California Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.
Before joining Defenders of Wildlife, Kim worked for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group as a staff attorney and for CALPIRG as Legislative Director. She began her career as an associate attorney in Washington, D.C. with the public interest law firm of Meyer & Glitzenstein, where she specialized in cases involving the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and other environmental laws.
Kim Delfino holds a B.A. in Political Science, Public Service from the University of California-Davis and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific.