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Associate Director & Staff Attorney, Environment, Equity & Justice Center

Sahana Rao uses legal and policy tools to support communities of color, low-income communities, and environmental justice coalitions in the New York/Northeast region and across the country. She currently supports NRDC's Community Lawyering team as the associate director, helping to lead the development of cross-disciplinary and community-led campaigns. Prior to joining NRDC, they practiced environmental law as an associate attorney at Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C. in New York. Rao holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from New York University School of Law, where she was the editor-in-chief for the Environmental Law Journal. They are based in NRDC’s New York office.

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Areas of Work
Equity & Justice

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