Title: Legislative Representative
Andrea L. Delgado joined Earthjustice’s Policy and Legislation team in May 2012 to develop and implement legislative and administrative strategy for Earthjustice’s environmental health issue priorities, working with Congress and federal agencies to strengthen our national chemicals policy and protect the public from hazardous waste, chemicals and pesticides that threaten their health and well-being in the workplace and within their communities. Andrea also serves on the Advisory Board of Voces Verdes (Green Voices), a growing coalition of Latino organizations and leaders calling for climate solutions.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Andrea served as Senior Policy Analyst and Communications Manager for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), a nonprofit affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win federation. Andrea’s work on environmental issues started in 2008 when she was selected to serve as the first Fellow of the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCCC), a nonprofit where she led research initiatives, national and regional outreach and education efforts to engage Latinos in a dialogue about climate change and the nexus of environmental issues and public health.
For her work on labor and environmental issues, in 2011, Andrea won the MillerCoors Líder of the Year Award, a national competition among 12 outstanding Latinos nominated for their leadership and contributions to their communities.
Andrea is Ecuadorian-Colombian and attributes her love for the environment to her upbringing in the Ecuadorian Amazonia. When she’s not running around Capitol Hill you can find her salsa dancing, testing her tolerance for spicy food or unwinding at the archery range.