Jaimini Parekh is a senior associate attorney with the Northwest regional office in Seattle.
Before coming to Earthjustice, she served as the VABANC Law Foundation Fellow at Communities for a Better Environment, working with community groups opposing oil drilling near homes, schools, and medical facilities, through both impact litigation and legislative advocacy.
Jaimini graduated from UCLA law school with a specialization in public interest law and policy, and obtained a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her master's project focused on protecting indigenous land rights in international carbon markets. She also published a piece on federal actions to address plastic marine pollution, so it is fitting that her office is adjacent to two Earthjustice Oceans Program attorneys. During law school, Jaimini externed on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with the Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson. She also externed with the United States Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section.
Jaimini first became interested in environmental and environmental justice advocacy at age fourteen when she smelled drinking water from Bhopal, India, contaminated by Union Carbide, an American pesticide company. The water that Bhopalis continued to drink was so highly contaminated, it smelled like nail polish remover. She is passionate about advocating for environmental human rights.
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