Elena Mihaly is a Staff Attorney for CLF Vermont working in the Clean Waters & Healthy Forest program. A core aspect of Elena’s work focuses on climate resilience as viewed through the water and forests lens. Before assuming the role of Staff Attorney, Elena was a Legal Fellow for two years at CLF working in the Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice program. Elena received her J.D., summa cum laude, and Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, where she was articles editor on the Vermont Law Review. Elena holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colorado College. Elena is licensed to practice in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
When she’s not fulfilling her CLF duties, Elena is out exploring the natural world through climbing, skiing, trail running, or backpacking with her husband and her dog, Shubie. Elena is a certified American Mountain Guides Association Rock Climbing Guide, and Adjunct Faculty for High Mountain Institute, a nonprofit outdoor education school in Colorado.