Marlyn directs the Sustainable Advanced Fuels program, which aims to identify and support the development of low-carbon transportation fuels that will ensure Washington and Oregon meet their carbon emission goals, and spur economic growth in the region.
Marlyn brings to her work a wealth of skill and expertise in environmental law and policy, research and analysis, and advocacy campaigns. Before joining Climate Solutions, she worked for several years as a consultant, providing legal and policy advice, issue analysis, and campaign assessments for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Prior to that she directed a Seattle-based foundation, was litigation director for the National Audubon Society, and was a federal court litigator for Earthjustice and Alaska Legal Services.
Marlyn holds a Bachelors degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a JD and Certificate in Environmental Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.
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