Caryn Mandelbaum

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Caryn Mandelbaum

"As Director of the Freshwater Program, Caryn Mandelbaum oversees Environment Now’s goals to eliminate the over-extraction of freshwater resources by maximizing efficient, equitable consumption and protecting naturally flowing water.

"Caryn’s expertise was formed at Turtle Island Restoration Network, where she served as co-counsel on fisheries litigation with the Center for Biological Diversity. Caryn also brings organizing and advocacy tools gained at Global Exchange, the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, and the Foundation for Deep Ecology. These tools were principally informed by sustainability and conservation models practiced in Caribbean and South American nations.

"Caryn holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and a Master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs. Her Master’s thesis, entitled “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Coordinating Water Management and Development in Response to The Costa-Kuehl Act of 2002,” was published by the Pacific Institute. While at UCLA, Caryn served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chicano/Latino Law Review and she co-founded the Sustainable Urban Network (SUN) to provide community organizations with key academic research. " [1]

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  1. Caryn Mandelbaum, Environment Now, accessed October 27, 2009.