Linda Sheehan

Biography

As Senior Counsel at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Linda supports the development and implementation of philanthropic and program investment solutions to climate change and other environmental stressors. Prior to LDF, Linda was Executive Director of Earth Law Center, where she advocated for nature’s rights. She also led the California Coastkeeper Alliance and the Pacific Region office of Ocean Conservancy, where she successfully advanced environmental statutes, policies and litigation. For her work fighting pollution, Linda was recognized as a “California Coastal Hero” by Sunset Magazine and the California Coastal Commission. Linda holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.P.P. from U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and a J.D. from Berkeley Law. Linda is a contributing author to numerous books, including Law and Policy for a New Economy (2017), is a member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law, and has taught regularly at Vermont Law School.