Candice Youngblood

Associate Attorney California Office


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Candice Youngblood is an associate attorney with the California Regional Office, where she works on the Right to Zero campaign. Candice came to Earthjustice as a litigation assistant before law school and returned as a Skadden Fellow. Her fellowship project focused on issues at the intersection of clean transportation and racial justice.

Candice primarily works on accelerating the adoption of zero-emissions technologies in California and nationwide. An asthmatic, Candice grew up in Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire experiencing first-hand the effects that “diesel death zones” have on low-income communities and communities of color. Raised in a family of truck drivers, Candice is committed to achieving a just transition for fossil fuel-dependent communities as we electrify the goods movement industry and shift toward a clean energy economy.

Candice earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She clerked for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California prior to returning to Earthjustice. While clerking, Candice also founded Youth on Root, an environmental justice leadership program for California youth.