Panda Hershey is a senior director and member of the Natural Resources & Infrastructure team for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Hershey is the portfolio manager for permanent crop farmland and row crops in the western US. She is also involved in the private equity business development activities related to permanent crops. Ms. Hershey joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2006.
Previously, Ms. Hershey was a portfolio manager in the Alternative Investments Management division of CalPERS where she managed investments in U.S. and international venture capital, buyout, distressed and special situation private equity funds.
Ms. Hershey graduated from Mills College and earned a PhD in immunology and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.