• Rosa Méndez-Perez
    Rosa Méndez-Perez

    Executive Director
    Rosa is an environment and climate advocate focused on issues of equity and community empowerment. With over a decade of experience in conservation and environmental policy, Rosa most recently served as the Director of the Office of Environmental Justice for New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation where she led the agency’s Environmental Justice and Indian Nations Affairs programs. She also chaired the Climate Justice Working Group and worked with communities to address their environmental challenges and supported their efforts as stewards of their environments. Rosa earned an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School where she focused on environmental law. An avid hiker, Rosa enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and is looking forward to exploring trails in Washington State.



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