Sarah Backer joined the Environmental Law Institute as a Research Associate in September 2022. Her current work includes assisting with the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) and supporting ELI’s Oceans Program. She also contributes to the Environmental Law Reporter. Prior to joining ELI, Sarah interned for the EPA’s Green Power Partnerships, where she researched the program’s contributions to energy equity and developed educational content for the website relaunch. Sarah is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University with a BA in Government, specializing in environmental global policy and a minor in the College of East Asian Studies and Mandarin. Her senior thesis analyzed public opinion on democracy and capitalism promotion in the United States since 2016, in order to evaluate the public’s shifting attitudes about America’s international role.