Cyndhia Ramatchandirane joined Earthjustice in 2020 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her role as staff scientist on the Fossil Fuels team involves supporting the diverse communities impacted by the oil, gas, and petrochemical buildout along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf coast and in the Ohio River Valley. Cyndhia investigates the associated pollution impacts on climate, the environment, and public health from these infrastructure projects. She assists with litigation and also collaborates with scientists and local environmental and community groups to fight these climate and environmental justice issues.
Prior to Earthjustice, Cyndhia worked for over six years as a research scientist in Applied Geosciences at The Water Institute of the Gulf, an independent research nonprofit based in Louisiana. There, she conducted several field data collection campaigns across coastal Louisiana to inform coastal restoration efforts. Cyndhia obtained her M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Tulane University, and received her B.A. degree in Geosciences from Wellesley College.