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Director, Community Lawyering, Environment, Equity & Justice Center

Sara E. Imperiale litigates and advocates in support of low-income communities of color and environmental justice coalitions across the country. In her current role, she leads the Community Lawyering team within NRDC’s Environment, Equity, and Justice Center. Since joining NRDC in 2013, Imperiale has worked alongside grassroots clients and partners to abate moldy conditions in public housing, secure safe drinking water, require chemical facilities to develop spill prevention and response planning, investigate environmental health conditions in detention facilities, and improve our food system. She is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, where she teaches an environmental justice seminar, and a visiting clinical lecturer in law with the Environmental Protection Clinic at Yale Law School. Imperiale graduated from Muhlenberg College and holds a JD and master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School, where she was an editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She is based in NRDC's New York office. 

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