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Johanna de Graffenried MELP'15

Samara Anderson

Vermont Representative and Environmental Masters Committee Member. Johanna de Graffenreid found her roots in the environmental justice movement while working for Greenpeace in 2009, providing logistical support at the Capitol Climate & Cliffside actions. She got her start as an educator after training undocumented teenagers in anti-militarization tactics with the Ruckus Society during the beginnings of the Iraq war in 2005. For over a decade she has worked as a grassroots trainer, street medic, campaign director, and educator with grassroots, regional, & national organizations. She left the frontlines fighting mountain-top removal as the C.A.R.E. Campaign Coordinator for Coal River Mountain Watch to earn a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School. She has since worked in the Gulf region on climate justice & oil and gas accountability campaigns. Johanna is currently based in Vermont lobbying to advance state-based policy during the Trump administration. 

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