Emerging Leaders Initiative

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

Chair: Stacey Halliday

Lindsay Brewer
Danny Folds
Mitchell L. Guc
John F. Huldin
Ted Kelly
Justin Maroccia
Rujeko Muza
Lea A. Phillips
Sarah Reiter
Kelly Rondinelli
Ben Tannen
Claudia Tibbs

Emerging Leaders

Aaron Aber
Olivia Anton
Megan Ault
David Barnes
Kathleen Benner
Gregory Berlin
Susan Bernard
Stephanie Biggs
Caleb Bowers
Allen Braddock
Marvin C. Brown IV
Madison Bush
Charles Cain
Inga Caldwell
Juliana Carter
Marisa Choy
Majidah Cochran
Valerie Cleland
Rachel Corley
Laura Cottingham
Mary Crowell
Elizabeth Dawson
Cecilia Diedrich
Madison DiZinno
Lindsay Dofelmier
Jessie Dugan Barrett Erin Eastwood
Adam Eaton
William Enoch
Ani Esenyan
Gina Falaschi
Brian Ferrasci-O'Malley
Justin Fisch
Aimee Ford
Laura Forero Orozco
Jamie Friedland
Sean Frye
Deepti Gage
Stacey Garfinkle
Kelly Garson
Meghan Gavin
Erin Grubbs
Lindsay Hall
Jill Hamilton
Jeffrey Hammons
Cynthia Harris
Brooklyn Hildebrandt
Molly Hofsommer
Nicholas Howell
Nur Ibrahim
Hannah Johnston
Taylor Jones
Nicole Josko
Meredith Keller
Rylee Kercher Olm
Laura Kerr
Rachel Keylon
Janie Kilgore
Dylan King
Sarah Kozal
Jean-Luc Kreitner
Aaron Lang
Adena Leibman
Elizabeth Lewis
Victoria Lichet
Zhuoshi Liu
Alexandra Lizano
Sarah Lobe
Jack Lyman
Hampden Macbeth
Sarah Main
Jessica Maloney
Melissa Malstrom
Laura Martin
Kelsey McCutcheon
Caroline McHugh
Raiana McKinney
Megan McLean
Christie McLeod
Matthew McNerney
Dacia Meng
Daniel Metzger
Leah Min
Olivia Molodanof
Shannon Morrissey
Nathaniel Morse, Ph.D.
Mackenzie Moyer
Elizabeth Nugent
Sofia O'Connor
Stephanie Oehler
Cheyenne Overall
Jarryd Page
Julia Peebles
Kristine Perry
Taylor Pool
Olivia Radics
Anushka Rahman
Dr. Heather Rally
Rebecca Ramirez
Xiao Recio-Blanco
Amy Reed
Meredith Richardson, Ph.D.
Hannah Roskey
Sarah Roth
Maram Salaheldin
Caitlin Sarpal
Brittany Schieler, Ph.D.
Ethan Severance
Prianka Sharma
Kaela Shiigi
Spencer Showalter
Linda Sobczynski
Ahren Stroming
Ariel Stavitsky
Amanda Tharpe
Veronica Till Goodson
Kate Tipple
Mark Tomaier
Elissa Torres-Soto
Deena Tumeh
John Ugai
Crystal Upperman, Ph.D.
Sara Warren
Nikki Waxman
Kayla Weiser-Burton
Sarah Wightman
Jordan Wimpy
Alessandra Wingerter
Gabrielle Winick
Jonathan Wood
Stephen Zumbrun

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