WA, OR, CA (inactive)
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Jaimini Parekh is a senior attorney with the Northwest regional office in Seattle with a focus on clean energy.
Before coming to Earthjustice, Jaimini 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. Their master’s project focused on protecting indigenous land rights in international carbon markets. They also published a piece on federal actions to address plastic marine pollution.
Jaimini first became interested in environmental and environmental justice advocacy at age fourteen when they 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. Jaimini is passionate about advocating for environmental human rights.