Ingrid Brostrom is an environmental justice attorney and Assistant Director of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, an organization whose mission is to work directly with low-income communities and communities of color to achieve healthy and sustainable neighborhoods through collective action and the law. She also teaches environmental justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
Brostrom has been with CRPE for 12 years and leads the organization's Toxic-Free Communities campaign, which seeks to eliminate or reduce toxic threats in California’s low-income communities and communities of color. As part of this campaign, Ingrid coordinates the People’s Senate, a coalition of residents and advocates from communities impacted by toxic waste who work together to drive reforms in California’s management and cleanup of hazardous waste. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with degrees in environmental studies and politics and interned with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Center on Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. Her focus shifted toward environmental justice after interning with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment during her final summer in law school.