Jobs: Meet NRDC Staff

Our dedicated lawyers, scientists and other experts are the force behind NRDC's remarkable achievements. Read on to learn what some of our staff members say about working at NRDC.

George Black
"I love being surrounded every day with the smartest group of people I've ever worked with -- the best scientists, lawyers, and communicators. And I love knowing that if these people succeed in what they're doing, there's a fighting chance my kids will grow up in a better world."
—George Black, Articles Editor, OnEarth Magazine, New York, with NRDC since 2004
Photo: Lisa Whiteman
Barbara Finamore
"Here's what I love about working at NRDC: the unmatched integrity and commitment of the staff and the autonomy that NRDC grants its staff to develop environmental solutions that work."
—Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney, China Program, Beijing, with NRDC since 1996
Albert Huang
"Nobody in our society should have to bear the brunt of environmental pollution. We all have a right to clean air and healthy water. Working to protect those rights is the inspiration that led me to become a lawyer."

Watch a short video of Al describing NRDC's environmental justice work in post-Katrina New Orleans.
—Albert Huang, Environmental Justice Attorney, Urban Program, New York, with NRDC since 2005
Photo: Lisa Whiteman

Melissa Lin Perrella
"Being an environmentalist is about protecting public health; it's about ensuring that everyone has the basic right to clean air and clean water. I love working at NRDC because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of real people every day."

Watch a short video of Melissa discussing her work fighting port pollution ... and winning!
—Melissa Lin Perrella, Staff Attorney, Southern California Air Project, Los Angeles, with NRDC since 2004
Photo: Laura Kleinhenz
Barry Nelson
"NRDC is remarkably collegial and entrepreneurial. Working on the biggest environmental problems in the nation and the world is not easy. So when you find someplace that is functional, effective and fun, you plan to stick around for a while."
—Barry Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Western Water Program, San Francisco, with NRDC since 2000
Joel Reynolds
"I like working at NRDC because it allows me to focus on the problems that move me the most, to function with a high level of autonomy and control, and to have the support of the environmental organization generally recognized as the most effective in the country. And it is difficult to imagine finding a better group of colleagues anywhere."
—Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney, LA Urban Program, Los Angeles, with NRDC since 1990
Photo: Matt Greenslade
Jacob Scherr
"Working here gives you the chance to make a real difference in the world. Plus I love working with the smartest, most dedicated, most effective advocates on the planet. After 30 years at NRDC, I still look forward to coming to work."
—Jacob Scherr, Senior Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC, with NRDC since 1976
Photo: Matt Greenslade
Jake Schmidt
"NRDC is strategic, targeted, and effective in its efforts to address critical environmental challenges. While I only have the time to work on one aspect of the environmental challenges that face us, it is a relief to know that my colleagues are working on all the other issues that I personally care about. I know that they are helping to win on these issues as they work for NRDC -- it is what we do."
—Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC, with NRDC since 2008

Gina Trujillo
"What I love about working at NRDC is talking with our Members and helping them take personal action to help save the environment."
—Gina Trujillo, Director of Membership Development and Services, New York, with NRDC since 1991
Photo: Lisa Whiteman

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Gina Trujillo
Director of Membership Development and Services, New York, with NRDC since 1991

"What I love about working at NRDC is talking with our Members and helping them take personal action to help save the environment."

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