Senior Attorney, Midwest program
Meleah Geertsma pushes midwestern states to reduce their air and water pollution and works to strengthen state and national policies for controlling methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the Midwest program in 2012, Geertsma was a member of NRDC’s Climate & Clean Air program. Before that, she worked for six years at another nongovernmental organization, co-taught an environmental law and policy seminar at the University of Chicago and spent two years doing health-care antitrust work at the Federal Trade Commission. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a master’s in public health from Harvard University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is based in Chicago.