Connie will be joining the community lawyering team at Communities for a Better Environment (CBE).
Passionate about racial justice, she will work with communities in Richmond and East Oakland, CA who have long borne the disproportionate pollution burdens of industry—to secure just, democratic, and equitable clean energy and climate resiliency systems. In law school, Connie was a Harvard Presidential Scholar, clinical student attorney in the Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, and a student attorney and team leader for the Harvard Defenders. She was a Racial Justice Summer Fellow at Justice in Aging as well as an Equal Justice America and James Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellow at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, CA. Prior to law school, Connie worked on health, homelessness, and social safety net policies and programs in New York City for over three years. She began as an organizing intern at the MinKwon Center for Community Action before serving as an Urban Fellow for the NYC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. As a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholar, Connie earned her B.A in Political Science from Yale College and her M.Sc. in Gender, Policy, and Inequalities from the London School of Economics and Political Science.