Resource Renewal Institute
Director of Programs
Chance Cutrano is the Director of Programs at the Marin-based Resource Renewal Institute (RRI). Chance's work centers around large landscape conservation, from the preservation of wildlife in National Parks to the restoration of biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems. Most recently, Chance has been developing Fish in the Fields, a sustainable aquaculture program to grow fish in the Sacramento Valley rice fields. In 2021, for his work on Fish in the Feilds, Chance was awarded the inaugural "Champion of Promise" award in Food Sustainability from the Silicon Valley non-profit, Acterra. In 2018, Chance was honored with the Sierra Club California's inaugural Emerging Leader award for outstanding contributions to conservation and politics by someone under the age of 30. In addition to his work at RRI, Chance is a newly elected public official in the San Francisco Bay area; he serves as Vice-Chair of the Sierra Club's San Francisco Bay Chapter; and he sits on the board of International Rivers. Chance received a Bachelors in Political Science and Philosophy from Saint Xavier University and a Masters of Public Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.