Allison Pilcher joined the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs as Research Manager in October 2020 to support policy work for the Roundtable’s climate jobs initiative. Originally from Vermont, she completed her master’s degree in environmental law and policy at Vermont Law School. She worked as a student legal clinician in Vermont Law School’s Environmental Justice Clinic, fighting on behalf of legally underserved communities that are overburdened by toxic pollution in North Carolina and Michigan. Allison also holds a B.A. in environmental studies and sociology from St. Lawrence University, where she led student volunteer and advocacy organizations.
She has a longstanding interest in climate change and climate justice, which grew through internships with the St. Lawrence County Planning Office and the Institute of Marine Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago. Allison’s primary interest is in the intersection of environmental and social issues, and she seeks sustainable and creative solutions that address both. Although new to the world of organized labor, she is excited to be working on policy that advances the interests of labor, climate protection, and social justice.