Founder & CEO
Responsible Sourcing Network
Patricia is the founder and Vice President of the Responsible Sourcing Network, which she started as a project of As You Sow in 2010. Currently she sits on advisory committees for the Cotton Campaign, ICCR’s Human Rights/Worker Rights Leadership Group, KnowTheChain, and the Responsible Minerals Initiative. Patricia started managing the Human Rights department inside As You Sow’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program in 2006. In that role she led the Human Rights Program to tackle labor abuses at the factory level, and she began ground-breaking work addressing forced labor and extortion at the commodity level of supply chains. Preceding As You Sow, Patricia was at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) directing the Global Cooperation Project, and at Gap, Inc., where she spearheaded a rewrite of the company’s Vendor Handbook. She has past work experience with natural dyes, Latino political outreach, and women’s craft cooperatives in Latin America. Patricia has an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.