The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) formed the Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI ELI) to connect, support, and foster dialogue amongst the next generation of rising stars in environmental law and policy.
Selected by some of the most prominent environment, energy, and natural resource leaders in the nation from ELI’s Board, Leadership Council, and staff, ELI’s Emerging Leaders are the next generation of trailblazers in our sector. Regardless of their field of practice — government, corporation, NGO, or private practice — ELI ELI candidates have truly distinguished themselves as leaders, following in the footsteps of their predecessors on the Leadership Council and ELI Board.
Together they help to ensure a future of innovative programs for ELI. We are so thankful for their support.
The ELI Emerging Leaders Initiative is currently paused while we refresh the program and content. Please check back to this page for more information in the coming months! With any questions about the Emerging Leaders Initiative, please reach out to Kathy Wei.
ELI Steering Committee
Marvin C. Brown IV
Jessie Dugan Barrett Erin Eastwood
Laura Forero Orozco
Rylee Kercher Olm
Nathaniel Morse, Ph.D.
Dr. Heather Rally
Meredith Richardson, Ph.D.
Brittany Schieler, Ph.D.
Veronica Till Goodson
Crystal Upperman, Ph.D.
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