Mad Stano


Mad Stano is Energy Equity Senior Legal Counsel at the Greenlining Institute in Oakland, CA. Mad started their legal career as an attorney with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, where they worked with residents impacted by oil and gas pollution in the San Joaquin Valley through litigation, administrative advocacy, state and local policy work, organizing and storytelling. Mad previously worked as a program director at the California Environmental Justice Alliance supporting their climate justice, energy equity and land use state policy, regulatory advocacy and program administration work. Their litigation, legislation and work experience include anti- discrimination, land use, climate change, extreme energy extraction, decarbonization and a community-led just transition away from fossil fuels.

Mad grew up in Metro Detroit, and received their bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan Honors Program and J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.


J.D., The George Washington University Law School (2012)
B.A., The University of Michigan (2009)