Staci Rubin is a Senior Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) focused on transportation advocacy, a role that combines her expertise on issues at the intersection of climate mitigation, community health, and environmental justice. Prior to CLF, she served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Senior Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), where she specialized in distributed generation and public records matters. At DPU, Staci led the adjudication of Massachusetts’s new 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.