Sahana Rao

Project Attorney, People & Communities Program

Sahana Rao uses legal and policy tools to support communities of color, low-income communities, and environmental justice coalitions in the New York/Northeast region and across the country. Prior to joining NRDC, she practiced environmental law as an associate attorney at Sive, Paget & Riesel P.C. in New York. Rao holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from New York University School of Law, where she was the editor-in-chief for the Environmental Law Journal. She is based in NRDC’s New York office.


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