Linda is a lawyer, activist, and one of the best-known global advocates for the rights of Nature. A former Senior Counsel at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and former Executive Director of the US-based Earth Law Center, she has more than 20 years of environmental law and policy experience. Linda also led the California Coastkeeper Alliance and the Pacific Region office of Ocean Conservancy, where she successfully advanced environmental statutes, policies and litigation. For her tireless work campaigning for clean coastal waters, healthy fish populations and vibrant ocean habitats, Linda has been recognized as a “California Coastal Hero”. She holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.P.P. from U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and a J.D. from Berkeley Law. Linda is a contributing author to numerous books, and a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law.