Giulia C.S. Good Stefani

Senior Attorney, Marine Mammals, Oceans Division, Nature Program

Giulia C.S. Good Stefani works to protect marine mammals, wild places, and communities from environmental injustices. Stefani has worked on a variety of cases and campaigns at NRDC, including the effort to secure greater protection for whales from the U.S. Navy's use of underwater military sonar, litigation to stop Royal Dutch Shell’s exploration for oil in the Arctic, and the fight to save the vaquita porpoise, which is the planet's most endangered marine mammal. Currently, Stefani is focused on preventing the extinction of the Southern Resident orcas by working with partners and allies to restore their primary food source, Chinook salmon, in the Columbia River Basin. Prior to joining NRDC, Stefani taught and supervised a law clinic at Yale Law School as a Robert M. Cover Fellow, worked for a small Los Angeles law firm, and clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Stefani is based in Hood River, OR.

NRDC in Action

This Lawyer Is Fighting to Save Two of the World’s Most Endangered Species

Oregon-based NRDC attorney Giulia Good Stefani is living her dream by working to protect orcas off her coast and vaquitas in the Gulf of California.


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