Ramya Sivasubramanian

Deputy Director and Senior Attorney, Environmental Justice, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program

Ramya Sivasubramanian supports communities of color and low-income communities in their fights for environmental justice. She has expertise using environmental and civil rights laws to ensure that these communities are not disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and that they get their fair share of benefits. She has worked alongside community partners to provide legal and policy support to their efforts to combat freight-related air pollution and toxic contamination, document and address disparate air quality and urban heat burdens, and advance equitable parks, affordable housing, and transportation models. Sivasubramanian joined NRDC in 2014 after serving as assistant director and counsel for the City Project, a Los Angeles-based organization leveraging civil rights laws to fight for equitable access to parks and healthy, livable communities for all. She 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 NRDC’s Santa Monica office.


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