Ramya Sivasubramanian

Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice and New York programs

Ramya Sivasubramanian works with communities of color and low-income communities to advocate and litigate for environmental justice. She has expertise using environmental and civil rights laws to ensure that these communities are not disproportionately burdened by environmental harms, such as freight-related air pollution or hazardous waste. She also works to ensure that these groups get their fair share of environmental benefits, such as parks or transit. Sivasubramanian joined NRDC in 2014 after serving as assistant director and counsel for the City Project, a Los Angeles–based environmental justice organization that promotes equal access to parks and open space. She has also worked for the National Wildlife Federation as well as in private practice. Sivasubramanian received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University. She is based in Santa Monica.


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