Purba Mukerjee is an Environmental Health Fellow in UC Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic. Purba will help develop and supervise a variety of Clinic projects, with a focus on those implicating environmental health, such as exposure to air pollution and toxic chemicals. Additionally, Purba, who has a graduate background in organic chemistry, will work with the Clinic’s Director on an interdisciplinary research project related to synthetic chemicals that elevate breast cancer risk.
Purba graduated from Berkeley Law in 2015. During law school, she was a student in the East Bay Community Law Center’s housing program and externed in the Land Law and Environment sections of the California Department of Justice. After law school, Purba clerked at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Prior to joining the Clinic, Purba was a fellow at the Center for Biological Diversity, where she worked on the Center’s efforts to reduce pesticide use and limit suburban sprawl.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Cornell University