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Stephanie Pollack

Professor of Practice in Law, Policy and Society

Stephanie Pollack is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Urban and Regional Policy and an adjunct professor at Northeastern University School of Law.

Until 2004, Pollack was a senior attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), New England’s leading environmental advocacy organization. In her career at CLF, spanning more than two decades, Pollack worked on a range of environmental and urban issues including environmental health, smart growth and sustainable development, affordable housing, and transportation and transit policy and planning. During this time she became a nationally-recognized expert on childhood lead poisoning and helped to found two national non-profit organizations that addressed lead poisoning and healthy housing. In the late 1990s Pollack launched CLF’s Greater Boston Institute, which worked for responsible and community-sensitive review of proposed development projects and improved and expanded transit in metropolitan Boston.

Pollack is also a consultant with BlueWave Strategies in Boston, a consulting firm which advises clients on smart growth, transit-oriented development, brownfields redevelopment and other “green” real estate projects.

Pollack received her JD from Harvard Law School (1985), where she served as an editor on the Harvard Law Review and Executive Editor on the Harvard Environmental Law Review. After law school she clerked for Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald of the federal court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Pollack received both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982).

She lives in Newton with her husband Kenneth Snow and her three children Hana, Yitzi and Beni.

See the Press Release Northeastern University awarded $9 Million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop novel sensing technology. Also, see NIST releases for a review of all awards at NIST TIP 2008 Awards.

See the Press Release Northeastern University Awarded $3 Million to Train "Diagnostic Engineers" for Aging Civil Infrastructures.

Also, see article in the NUVoice.

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