Casandia Bellevue is an associate attorney with the Community Partnerships Program, and is based in New York.
Casandia joined Earthjustice in January 2022 after spending three years as a staff attorney doing tenant defense work with The Legal Aid Society’s Bronx Neighborhood Office. There, she managed a large caseload representing low-income tenants in Bronx Housing Court and New York State Supreme Court proceedings while also advocating to a variety of state agencies on behalf of her clients. Casandia graduated from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, formerly known as Pace Law School, in 2018 with certificates in International and Environmental Law. In 2017, Casandia’s article, GMOs, International Law and Indigenous Peoples, was published by the Pace International Law Review. While at Pace, Casandia also attended the IUCN’s 2016 World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawai’i as a student delegate on behalf of the Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies. At the WCC, she collaborated with indigenous leaders, diplomats, scientists, and others on motions regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement, environmental justice, biodiversity preservation, and the Sustainable Development Goals, among other topics. Prior to law school, Casandia earned her undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and International Relations from Florida International University. In her free time, Casandia likes to immerse herself in the arts, including painting and practicing the cello.
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