Appointed to the Environmental Law Policy Center for the project "Equitable and Inclusive Climate Change Solutions"


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Position Description

The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy organization. ELPC produces strong results for the environment in the courtrooms, boardrooms, and legislative hearing rooms across the pivotal Midwest states and in Washington D.C. The Leading Edge Fellow will join the ELPC team as a Policy Analyst, and will partner with ELPC attorneys and policy staff to advance climate justice through research, community outreach, and public engagement. They will support ELPC’s efforts to drive millions of dollars into solar investments and job training in low-income and frontline communities in Illinois and increase renewable energy opportunities in low-income communities throughout the Midwest, with a focus on Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa. The fellow will work with community-based organizations and co-operatives interested in developing microgrids and in local control and ownership and deployment of distributed energy resources (solar, batteries, energy efficiency, etc.) in their neighborhoods and communities.