Rupal Patel serves as U.S. Senior Program Manager for Stronger Together. Rupal brings 12 years of private equity experience managing $150 million in agricultural capital investments, and an additional 10 years prior organizing and advocacy experience focused on poverty, labor and immigration issues.
Rupal developed and managed an inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility program for one of California’s largest table grape producers gaining awards and recognition from Walmart, Costco, and Fair Trade USA. Rupal also originated the first employee benefit company in the U.S., California Harvesters, of which Rupal is Co-founder and Board Member. Four years after launch, California Harvesters provides quality jobs to over 1,200 farmworkers in California’s Central Valley.
Rupal is passionate about the creating a sustainable and profitable agricultural industry in the U.S. and is excited to join Stronger Together to address the growing farm labor shortage in the U.S. and abroad.