Veronica Garibay is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability. Based in the agriculturally rich San Joaquin and East Coachella Valleys, Leadership Counsel works alongside the most impacted communities to advocate for sound policy and eradicate injustice to secure equal access to opportunity regardless of wealth, race, income, and place. Areas of focus include land use, natural resources, environmental justice, municipal services, civil rights and government transparency. Ms. Garibay leads the organizations efforts to ensure equitable land use planning and investment policies, access to basic services such as safe and affordable drinking water and waste water service, and public transit and active travel. Veronica also leads the organization's climate justice regional and state wide advocacy efforts. Her work has also focused on developing and maintaining meaningful community engagement in land use and investment decisions at the state, regional and local levels. Veronica holds a B.A in Law and Society and Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Fresno.