Elena Mihaly is the Vice President of CLF Vermont. Having joined CLF in 2013, Elena leads advocacy initiatives in Vermont related to climate, water quality, public health, and environmental justice. Her past successes include fighting for stronger water quality protections for Lake Champlain under EPA’s TMDL clean-up plan, working to protect children from lead poisoning in school and child care center drinking water, and helping secure Vermont’s first Environmental Justice Law.
Elena has been with CLF since 2013, first as a Legal Fellow and then as a Staff Attorney and a Senior Attorney before stepping into her current leadership role in 2021. She holds a J.D. and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law and Graduate School, and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colorado College. Elena is admitted to practice in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several federal courts.
Elena lives in Vermont with her husband, two young kids, and their old cattle dog, where together they enjoy adventuring in the woods, growing food, and watching abundant local wildlife in the woods and fields around their home.