Candice Youngblood joined Earthjustice’s Los Angeles office as a litigation assistant in 2015 and returned as a Skadden Fellow in 2021. Her work focuses on the intersection of clean transportation and racial justice.
Candice grew up as an asthmatic in a Los Angeles County community on the frontlines of highway traffic pollution. She is dedicated to working with low-income communities and communities of color like her own to protect their right to breathe. Raised in a family of truck drivers, Candice is also committed to ensuring our workforce has a just transition from the fossil fuel industry as we shift to zero-emissions technologies run by clean energy.
Prior to returning to Earthjustice, Candice clerked for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. During law school, she interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger LLP; and the California Attorney General’s Office. Outside of law, Candice founded and currently serves on the advisory council of Youth on Root, an environmental justice leadership program for California youth.
Candice holds both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was awarded the 2019 Francine Marie Diaz Memorial Award and certificates of specialization in environmental law and public interest/social justice law.
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