Amelia Salzman has been working to improve environmental quality through policy change for over twenty-five years. She currently is principal at Lazer’s Bight, LLC providing strategic policy advice to a variety of non-profits and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.
As Associated Director for Policy Outreach at the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Obama Ms. Salzman led several conservation initiatives and engaged with stakeholders and citizens interested in learning about or shaping the Administration's policies relating to climate and energy, land and water conservation, endangered species protection, technology innovation, pollution, and scientific integrity. She also served on President Obama's transition team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Prior to working at the White House, Ms. Salzman was the senior program officer for energy, climate change and biodiversity for the Wallace Global Fund. Ms. Salzman also served as a senior program officer in the International Policy Program at World Wildlife Fund U.S. She launched her environmental career in the honors program of the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney in the Policy, Legislation and Special Litigation Section of the Environment Division.
Ms. Salzman serves on the boards of Environmental Advocates of New York; Wild Earth Allies; the Institute for Policy Integrity; the Jamaica Bay-Rockaways Parks Conservancy; and the Open Space Institute.
She received a J.D. from New York University and a BA from Brown University.