Stephanie Kodish draws on two decades of experience as an environmental and social justice leader spearheading collaboratives and campaigns resulting in the strengthening and implementation of clean air and climate laws and policies to support healthier communities, restoration of public lands and a transition towards a clean, just energy economy.
Before joining CALSTART as Senior Director, Global Drive to Zero™, Stephanie served as Senior Director and Counsel for Clean Air and Climate at National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) where she oversaw dynamic programs and advanced strategic initiatives to curb air pollution and mitigate the causes and effects of climate change.
Prior to her work with NPCA, Stephanie represented communities overburdened by pollution from coal-fired power plants and oil refineries as Counsel for the Environmental Integrity Project. Stephanie’s experience in international environmental policy includes working with a global environmental investment research advisory group where she focused on social and environmental costs of the oil and gas industry and with the World Resources Institute, where she concentrated on systems of legislative representation in support of indigenous community self-determination.
Stephanie holds a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, a Bachelor of Arts from the Ohio State University, and is currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her three amazing kids and treasured beau. Stephanie is a lover of nature and believes that together we can heal the world.