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Hannah Perls

Lecturer on Law

Spring 2024

Hannah Perls
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Hannah Perls (she/ella) is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Harvard Environmental & Energy Law Program (EELP) where she supervises research addressing federal agencies’ authority to integrate equity considerations into disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery programs, and federal environmental justice initiatives. Hannah applies a human rights-based lens to her work, grounded in her pre-law school experience working with Cristosal, a human rights oganization based in the Northern Triangle of Central America providing legal and humanitarian assistance to families internally displaced by violence. Hannah received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. with honors in environmental science and sustainable development from Columbia University. She serves on the Environmental Justice Legal Advisory Board for Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) in Roxbury, MA, and as the Law & Policy Co-Chair for the Climigration Network.