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Associate Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center

An attorney and champion of energy equity and environmental justice, Berneta has spent the past few years working on issues from diesel pollution reduction and energy efficiency to solar energy access. From drafting ordinances to white papers, she has engaged in this work in Chicago and Atlanta since graduating from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2013. Her interests in environmental justice and equity stem from her liberal arts background at University of Iowa, where she also completed a Master’s thesis centered on intersections of race, class, and gender in American literature and culture. At Southern Environmental Law Center, she currently engages in policy work around expanding access to solar energy and energy efficiency to low-to-moderate income families and communities of color.


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