Juanita Gibson is a staff attorney and was CLF’s first Charlotte E. Ray Legal Fellow. She works both in the Environmental Justice and Clean Air and Water programs. She focuses on transportation justice, works with communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental inequities, and fights to hold polluters accountable through enforcing our environmental laws.
Juanita received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2020. There she was a co-chair of the BLS National Lawyers Guild Chapter, an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow, and a member of the Environmental Law Society. During her time at BLS she interned with the Sierra Club, Earthjustice, and Our Children’s Trust. Prior to law school Juanita was a Business and Community Development Coordinator with AmeriCorps VISTA in the Catskills region of New York State. There she worked with local and state governments, as well as development corporations and private companies to administer grants in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Juanita’s undergraduate degree is in History and Archaeology from Calvin University.
Juanita is passionate about access to the outdoors, environmental justice advocacy, and community organizing.