Erika Lennon



Office: Room Y360S
Phone: 202-274-4289
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Erika Lennon is the Coordinator for the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Summer Session. In this role, 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. Additionally, she works to ensure accountability and improve the independent accountability mechanisms at development finance institutions. Erika has participated in consultations and drafted comments on environmental and social safeguards and accountability mechanism operational policies at numerous institutions. Additionally, she has worked with NGOs in drafting comments and evaluating the state of accountability in these development banks.

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. 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 with honors and a minor in English from the University of California, Berkeley (2004). She is a member of the State Bar of California.



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Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law