Quentin Foster

Quentin Foster, Program Director, California, Environmental Defense Fund

Areas of expertise: Climate change, California climate policy, environmental justice, cap and trade

Quentin Foster is a Director in EDF’s Global Climate program. He leads EDF’s work on California climate policy and politics, advocating for legislative and administrative policies to establish and implement long-term GHG emissions reduction targets.

With strong commitment to social and environmental justice, he has collaborated with policy makers, regulators, and environmental stakeholders to advance equity in environmental policy.

Prior to joining EDF, Quentin served as Policy Advocate for the California Environmental Justice Alliance. He worked closely with multiple interest groups to help usher to success the passage of a series of environmental legislations in California, which would increase energy efficiency and renewable energy and provide support to disadvantaged communities.

Quentin also worked as the Policy Director for the CA Legislative Black Caucus where he provided political and policy support to both Senate and Assembly Caucus members and legislative staff.

The first to graduate college in his family, Quentin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy from the University of Southern California.