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Dan Flynn is the director of the UC Davis Olive Center, a self-supporting, university/industry partnership that seeks to do for olives what UC Davis has done for wine.  Dan oversees the center’s education, outreach, products and strategy.  The center has delivered more than 150 research projects and 50 short courses, helping growers and processors in California and beyond to improve quality and production efficiency. 

Dan previously served as a consultant to the California State Legislature from 1985 to 2004 in a variety of policy areas.  

He received a B.A. in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University.