Michelle Alvarez

Regional Network: 
National Fellows
Class Year: 
2001
Position: 
Staff Attorney
Organization: 
Natural Resources Defense Council
Location: 

Michelle Baccay Alvarez is a staff attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council's New York office where she litigates environmental justice cases and works on regional and national policy initiatives. Previously, Michelle represented low-income community organizations while working at Alternatives for Community & Environment, an environmental justice law and education center, on issues ranging from the siting of solid waste facilities to the redevelopment of abandoned and contaminated properties. Michelle was a Jane Liberty Fellowship Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Law & Policy. Her background also includes work in the areas of domestic violence advocacy, AIDS activism, and employment discrimination.