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Carmela French

Legal Recruiter

Carmela French is a legal recruiter at Earthjustice, dedicated to finding the right people to fight for our planet. She believes that every available human should be working to solve the problems we face: climate change, habitat loss, and rapid decline of biodiversity. Our careers should provide us not only with a livelihood, but with community, fulfillment, and continued existence on this planet.

Prior to joining Earthjustice, Carmela designed and implemented recruiting programs across Washington DC, including Defenders of Wildlife and Folger Shakespeare Library. She brings recruiting, HR, operations, and communications experience from a decade in federal contracting, non-profit, and grassroots & grasstops organizing.

Raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Carmela received a BA at New College of Florida, researching conservation practices and developing a deep attachment to bromeliads, roseate spoonbills, and the American Crocodile. She is involved with several climate action initiatives, disability advocacy, and justice oriented programs. On her days off, you may find her hiking through Rock Creek with her rescue cocker spaniel, supporting low-cost animal vaccine initiatives, or continuing her justice journey through education, conversation, and outreach.