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Dena Adler

Research Scholar

Dena Adler is a Research Scholar at Policy Integrity. Prior to joining Policy Integrity, she was an attorney with the clean air team at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in Washington, D.C. At EDF, she worked to defend climate and clean air protections from Trump-era regulatory rollbacks and advance future protections essential to safeguarding public health and the environment. Her portfolio included work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector, protect communities from toxic air pollution, and uphold the use of the best available science in the regulatory process. Previously, she served as a climate law fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School. At the Sabin Center, she researched climate litigation trends and worked to develop legal and regulatory tools to increase climate resilience and advance efforts to adapt to a changing climate. 

Dena earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment. Dena received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University with honors in Environmental Studies. 

She can be reached at [email protected]

Dena is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia only.

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