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Colleen Fitzgerrell

Program Associate, Climate & Energy

Colleen Fitzgerrell is a Program Associate on climate and energy issues. She is based at Headquarters in San Francisco.

Colleen is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minoring in Environmental Policy & Culture. At Northwestern University, she founded the student group and food justice campaign, Real Food at Northwestern University (NURF), winning a commitment from the university president to shift 20% of annual campus food purchases to ecologically sound, humane, fair, or local food.

While running NURF, Colleen served a six-month internship with the Natural Resources Defense Council litigation team in Chicago, working on clean air and endangered species cases. Prior to this work, she conducted research with a Ph.D. candidate, studying the governance structures of rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.