Justine joined NCLCV in April 2014. She brings more than a decade of experience working with environmental and community-based organizations in capacities including organizing, adult education, participatory research and program management. Justine began her career as an activist/community organizer with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). She has worked with several nonprofits supporting efforts to bridge environmental conservation with community development. Prior to joining NCLCV, she worked with ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York, managing foundation, institution and individual support. Justine holds a BA in economic and social policy from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Cornell University.