Ka’sha Bernard (she/her) is an attorney in CIEL’s Climate and Energy Program. Ka’sha’s work focuses primarily on halting the petrochemical infrastructure buildout that threatens the global climate and the health of frontline and fenceline communities, particularly across the US Gulf Coast and Appalachia region. Ka’sha graduated from Louisiana State University with a BA in International Studies, concentrating on Global Diplomacy and the Middle East. Ka’sha then earned her Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School. Prior to joining CIEL, Ka’sha completed a two year fellowship at Crag Law Center in Portland, Oregon, where she worked primarily on their Climate and Communities programs. Ka’sha is a member of the Oregon State Bar.