Sara Imperiale

Legal Fellow, Environmental Justice, New York program

Sara E. Imperiale advocates and litigates on behalf of environmental justice coalitions and organizations to eliminate environmental hazards in and secure environmental benefits for low-income communities of color nationwide. Before joining NRDC, she worked as an organizer for a variety of nonprofits, including Clean Water Action and the Edison Wetlands Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Muhlenberg College and a joint J.D./master’s degree from Vermont Law School, where she was an articles editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, a member of the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition team, a fellow with the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law, and a research associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. She is based in NRDC’s New York office.


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