Sandra Young Purohit

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Government Relations Legislative Counsel
sandra.purohit@defenders.org

Sandra PurohitAreas of Expertise: Public lands, national environmental laws, protection and use of public land resources and revenues.

Sandra is a member of the government relations team where she currently focuses on federal legislation to protect national wildlife refuges, national forests and other public lands. Sandra also works on Arctic wildlife issues including protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She tracks legislative efforts to undermine national environmental and wildlife laws and works to build legislative support for science-based public land management.

Sandra started her environmental career with the National Parks Conservation Association. While in Law School she interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council and was a legal fellow with Congressman Ed Markey’s office. Before joining Defenders in October 2007, Sandra was Legal Counsel for the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

Sandra Purohit has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Policy from American University. As part of a joint-degree program, Sandra also earned a Master’s in Public Finance and Management and a Law degree from the University of Maryland.