Isabel Segarra Treviño is an Associate Attorney. She based in Washington, D.C.
Prior to Earthjustice, Isabel served for four years as an Assistant Public Interest Counsel at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Isabel holds a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Texas A&M University, and is a graduate of The University of Kansas School of Law.
Isabel is passionate about the Chicanx renaissance and has supported the movement by supporting its artist. In Austin, her hometown, she served as a board member for two Chicana-lead modern dance companies, helping to found one.
Prior to law school, Isabel served as an educator in Texas public middle schools. She served as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow for Citizen Schools at her former middle school in east Austin. Isabel is passionate about evolving environmental regulation to be more inclusive of our most vulnerable citizens, especially persons living in poverty. A former Dreamer, Isabel understands what it means to be disenfranchised – she hopes to bring diverse voices to the table.
Born in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico and raised in Austin, Texas, I'm somewhere between Mexican American, Chicanx, and southerner. My early childhood was spent on the foothills of El Cerro de la Silla (saddle-shaped mountain), Monterrey's iconic mountain monument. After immigrating to the United States at the age of 7, I was fortunate to call the Texas Hill Country my new home - and even more fortunate to have public school teachers who embraced our natural environment. I fell in love with environmental protection in 6th grade after learning that everything on Earth is made of atoms and realizing that humans are inevitably, and unavoidably part of the natural world.
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