Kim Delfino is the California Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife. Kim oversees the work of Defenders’ California program team in protecting and restoring California’s imperiled wildlife and the places in which they live. Since joining Defenders in 2000, Kim worked on the revision of the California Natural Community Conservation Planning Act, assisted in the establishment of the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, and worked to protect the California Desert with the adoption of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and three national monuments.
Kim also has worked on a number of California water issues, including the Bay Delta, Salton Sea, and wetlands protection. She served on the California Water Commission from 2010 – 2015. Kim 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.