Joanne Brasch, PhD

Dr. Joanne Brasch holds a Ph.D. in Textile Economics and Environmental Analysis from the University of California, Davis, where she also received a Master’s degree in Textile Science and a Bachelor’s degree in International Agricultural Development. With more than 13 years of academic work experience, Joanne has held lecturer and research appointments at UC Davis, CSU Sacramento, and Donghua University in Shanghai, China. She works as Special Project Manager at the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC), leading projects promoting a circular economy using Product Stewardship and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Dr. Brasch is appointed by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to two advisory committees for carpet and mattress recycling with the position of Chair or Vice Chair. She made Waste360’s “40 under 40” list for 2021.

California Product Stewardship Council
Special Project Manager