Isabel Friedman is interested in the broader systemic forces that contribute to climate change and the ways in which policy regulation can be used as a tool to harness corporate power across all industries, including fossil fuels, fashion, and finance. Friedman pivoted to environmental policy from the financial sector, previously holding a role as a technology investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, she conducted research on the evolution of the relationship between the Brazilian government and Indigenous tribes over the last two decades, as it related to local land protection and deforestation. Friedman holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University, where she double-majored in computer science and philosophy. She is based in NRDC's New York office.