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Staff Scientist, Nature

Carolyn Ramírez works with the Forests Project and focuses on protecting mature and old growth forests from logging on federal lands, preserving them as natural climate solutions and key components of ecological biodiversity. They are also exploring the key environmental justice components of their federal forest work through the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship (2022-2023), a program administered through the Columbia University School of Public Health and Environmental Health News. Ramírez earned a PhD in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, where they studied artificial photosynthetic compounds for use in solar cells and explored the policy implications of renewable energy equity for environmental justice communities. They also hold a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Ramírez is based in NRDC's Chicago office.

Areas of Work
Forests & Lands

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