Betty Ahrens

Campaign Manager

Betty Ahrens is Campaign Manager for the Food & Environment program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she conceives and implements campaign and outreach activities to advance the program’s goal of transforming our food and agricultural system into one that is more equitable and sustainable. She leads the team’s outreach activities and advocates for policy changes at the local, state, and national levels. Prior to joining UCS, Betty was vice president for outreach and partnerships at Every Voice, where she drove the organization’s efforts to elevate money-in-politics analyses and solutions within the broader progressive and social justice communities. Before that, Betty was the executive director of Iowa Citizen Action Network, where she managed the Iowa Health Care for America Now campaign and directed several successful nonpartisan voter engagement campaigns. Betty has a BS in psychology and a JD from the University of Iowa.