Staci Rubin is the Vice President, Environmental Justice at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) where she partners with residents of historically marginalized communities to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges and works with staff across the organization to embed environmental justice throughout CLF’s culture.
As a CLF Senior Attorney for several years, Staci achieved several important victories using a community lawyering approach including a settlement agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that prioritizes bus riders and communities of color over wealthier commuters, elimination of fare disparities for cash-paying riders at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and securing a law to decriminalize public transit fare evasion. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Table, which secured the first environmental justice statute in Massachusetts.
Prior to CLF, she served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Senior Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU). At DPU, Staci led the adjudication of a solar incentive program, implemented multiple net metering laws, and expanded public access to government records. Prior to joining DPU, Staci was Senior Attorney and Environmental Justice Legal Services Program Director at Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), where she represented and advised community groups on environmental justice matters. During her ACE tenure, Staci provided legal representation to successful community-led campaigns challenging the siting of fossil fuel power plants and a dangerous rail transport proposal. She also partnered with community leaders to negotiate the Massachusetts Executive Order on Environmental Justice.
Staci earned a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, Master of Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine, Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, and an undergraduate degree from New York University. Staci thoroughly enjoys taking public transportation, gardening, composting, cooking with her family, and exploring and photographing nature.