- Discipline: Policy Analyst
- Organization: Reason Foundation
Skaidra Smith-Heisters is a policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. Her research is part of Reason's New Environmentalism program, which develops innovative solutions to environmental problems and emphasizes the benefits of local decisions over centralized, command-and-control regulations. Skaidra is a graduate of the University of California at Davis program in Nature and Culture. Prior to joining Reason, she worked in environmental science and natural resources planning with the California State Parks system. She has been extensively involved in grassroots journalism and political organizing in San Francisco's North Bay area, where she currently lives.