Jesse Caldwell

Legal Fellow CLF Massachusetts

Jesse Caldwell joined CLF in 2020 as a Legal Fellow on the Community Resilience Team. She primarily works on Boston waterfront issues. Jesse is originally from South Florida, where she developed her interest in coastal communities.

Jesse received her J.D. and a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Lewis & Clark’s Cornelius Honor Society and is an inaugural recipient of the Diehl Environmental Law Fellowship. Jesse attended Princeton University where she received her B.A. in Sociology and a Certificate in Environmental Studies, with a focus on biodiversity and conservation. 


Recent Posts

Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…
Here’s What a Clean, Equitable Future Should Look Like in New England
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. We all have a vision of what we want for our community. But the harsh reality is that those of us who live in low-income, immigrant, and communities of color have less agency to create that vision than those of us in whiter, wealthier…
What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. For decades, low-income, immigrant, and communities of color across New England have been overburdened by air pollution from power plants, congested highways, and industrial facilities. These same burdens resulted in COVID-19 and its associated economic crisis taking a much heavier toll on these communities…
Building Communities That Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. Thea James
In the United States, your zip code is a powerful predictor of how long you live. For someone in Newton, Massachusetts, life expectancy extends well into the 90s. But drive just an hour south to New Bedford, and you’ll find it drops to an average of just 68 years old.  It’s tempting to boil down…
Massachusetts Still Needs a Roadmap to Beat Climate Change
UPDATE: As the end of the year approaches, lawmakers are close to taking action that would protect the long-term health and safety of Massachusetts residents. The House Roadmap Bill and the Senate Climate Bill are under review in the conference committee, with legislators stitching together a critical final version to pass on to the Governor.…

 

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