Adeline Rolnick L’18
Growing up on the banks of the Hudson River—in her biased opinion, the most beautiful Superfund site this side of the Mississippi—it was perhaps inevitable that Adeline would grow up to become a professional environmentalist. She developed a keen academic interest in environmental policy at Harvard College and graduated with a BA in Social Studies in 2012. After college, Adeline spent three years working at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in Washington, D.C. As part of NWF’s government affairs team, she worked to advance policies that safeguard wildlife and habitat, protect clean air and water, and connect children, youth, and families with the outdoors.
Addie is currently an attorney on NRDC’s litigation team. At NRDC, she has worked on cases to ensure access to safe drinking water, safeguard marine mammals, and protect communities from pollution. Prior to joining NRDC, she clerked for Judge Anite B. Brody on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Addie worked as a student attorney in the Supreme Court and Civil Practice Clinics and served on the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law Review. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.