Erika Lennon is the Program Coordinator for the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law. She also coordinates the Environmental Law Summer Session. As program coordinator, Erika engages in research on a variety of topics, but primarily related to strengthening environmental and social standards at the international financial institutions and other topics related to sustainable finance and climate finance. Erika also works with both J.D. and LL.M. students interested in environmental law. She has also worked with an SJD student completing her dissertation on trade and environment. Additionally, she has helped lead the WCL contingent to the international climate negotiations each year since 2009. She also helps coordinate conferences, moot court competitions and teams, develop curriculum, and manages the social media and web updates for the program. In Fall 2012, Erika started as an adjunct professor teaching a discussion section of Legal Research and Writing, a course for the ILSP LL.M students. Prior to working at WCL, Erika worked as a temporary Staff Attorney at Greenpeace US. Erika received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law in 2008, where she focused on environmental law, was on the Senior Editorial Board of the Sustainable Development Law and Policy publication (SDLP), for which she also wrote articles, externed at Greenpeace US, was a member of the Environmental Law Society, was a student attorney in the General Practice Clinic where she represented low-income clients in matters related to bankruptcy, probate, and child custody, and was a Dean's Fellow in the Legal Rhetoric Program. During her externship at Greenpeace US and her third year of law school, Erika's research focused on the Arctic and issues related to Arctic governance. Prior to law school, she was an AmeriCorps member and worked at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (Oakland, CA) as the Hunger Education and Research Assistant in the Policy and Services Department. While there she helped conduct a county-wide hunger study in which she coordinated teams of people to survey food bank clients and helped analyze the data. Erika graduated with a B.A. in history and a minor in English from the University of California, Berkeley (2004). She is a member of the State Bar of California.