Juanita Gibson

Charlotte E. Ray Legal Fellow CLF Massachusetts

Juanita Gibson is CLF’s first Charlotte E. Ray Legal Fellow.

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. Juanita also has a graduate degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from the American Military University, and an undergraduate degree in History and Archaeology from Calvin University.

Juanita is passionate about access to the outdoors, environmental justice advocacy, and community organizing.

Recent Posts

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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