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Alejandra provides legal assistance to environmental advocates around the world. She is the former director of the Southeast office of Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA) in Cancún. CEMDA protects the environment...

Bern directs the work of ELAW and develops initiatives to protect the environment through law and science. Bern was the first Staff Attorney at ELAW before assuming the position of Executive Director in 1993. His work to...

Bernard Ngalim brings many years of legal experience championing human rights in Cameroon and across Africa. His passion is protecting the rights of citizens affected by extractive industries, infrastructure development,...

As the Office Manager, Colleen provides support to all areas of the ELAW US office. With a dedication to global environmental and social justice issues, Colleen joined ELAW in 2017. Prior to joining ELAW, Colleen worked...

Heidi brings expertise in marine and coastal ecology to ELAW. She has degrees from Harvard and Tufts, and a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied the effects of nutrient pollution on...

Jennifer manages ELAW's Legal Assistance Program and collaborates with lawyers around the world to strengthen and enforce laws that protect the environment and human rights. She joined ELAW in 1993. Jen's current focus is...

Karen connects with individuals and local business supporters that help ELAW work with partners around the world to protect ecosystems and communities. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 where she...

Killian helps ELAW’s legal team provide assistance to environmental and human rights advocates around the world. Killian holds a M.A. in Development Management & Policy from Georgetown University and a J.D., with...

Liz provides legal assistance to grassroots attorneys outside the U.S. who are working to protect communities and the environment. She joined ELAW in 2007. Liz holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and was a Thomas J....

Lori helped launch ELAW in 1991. She has traveled to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the South Pacific, and Central and South America to reach out to public interest advocates and help build cross-border collaboration to...

Maggie writes grants, produces ELAW publications, works with journalists, manages the ELAW Fellows Program, and helps ELAW advocates build strong organizations. She joined ELAW in 1999. Maggie holds a Master's in...

Mark helps attorneys and citizens make effective use of scientific information to defend the environment. Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph...

Matt manages ELAW’s websites, security, and helps ELAW partners around the world use web-based tools to protect communities and the environment. He has a wide variety of computer skills that span from server engineering...

Meche provides on-site support for air, water, and soil quality analysis, and expert opinion on environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and environmental health. Her work with ELAW began in Peru in 1991. She joined ELAW's...

Paola helps ELAW’s legal team work with environmental and human rights advocates around the world. Paola holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a B.A. from Brown University, and a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design...