Taalin RaoShah joined the Environmental Law Institute as a Research Associate in July 2023. His current work includes collaborating on the Municipal Climate and Waste Reduction Initiative and the GreenTech Conference. He also contributes to the Environmental Law Reporter. Taalin grew up in Boston, MA, where he developed a passion for policy and advocacy. He worked on the political campaigns of now-Mayor Michelle Wu, was appointed to the Mayor's Youth Council, and also interned for Senator Elizabeth Warren. More recently, he served as the Boston Organizing Intern for the Massachusetts Sierra Club, where he supported a grassroots campaign focused on building decarbonization. Taalin's interests also include climate justice and clean energy. During the summer of 2022, he lived in Paraguay with a team of Duke researchers studying the intersection of sustainable development and hydropower in the region. Then, in the fall of 2022, he travelled with the Duke University Student Delegation to COP27 in Egypt, where he tracked developments on green hydrogen, loss & damage, and local resilience. Prior to ELI, Taalin was an undergraduate student at Duke University, from which he graduated in May 2023 with a B.A. in Public Policy, and minors in Psychology and Environmental Sciences & Policy.