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PSVF Fellow: Justin Bogda (J.D. ’20)

Communities for a Better Environment

Los Angeles, CA

Justin graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Environmental Studies (B.S.) and International Relations (B.A.), concentrating his studies on the U.S.-Mexico relationship, energy, and climate change. After college, Justin moved to Mexico City on a Fulbright fellowship, working as a sales and strategy analyst for Casa Dragones Tequila while studying business at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). After three years in Mexico, Justin began a joint degree program between Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School (J.D./M.P.P.) with a focus on environmental and energy law and policy. During graduate school, he worked with several environmental organizations, including the California Attorney General’s Office Environment Section, the Sierra Club, and Communities for a Better Environment. Justin participated in both the Harvard Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic, was a managing editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, events coordinator with the Harvard Immigration Project (HIP), and represented Harvard as a semi-finalist in the 2020 WTO Moot Court Competition. After law school, he will work on behalf of environmental justice communities in Los Angeles through public utility advocacy and strategic litigation in the energy practice at Communities for a Better Environment.