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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Tomás Carbonell, 2006

Director of Regulatory Policy and Senior Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund

Tomás Carbonell is the child of immigrants from Cuba

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

Tomas Carbonell is an associate at Van Ness Feldman, PC in Washington, D.C where he works on clean energy and climate policy projects.

Tomas was raised in North Carolina by Cuban parents.

Tomas graduated from Yale Law School in 2008. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2002 with degrees in chemical engineering, economics, and multidisciplinary studies. Pursuing a passion for international environmental law and policy, Tomas went on to earn master's degrees in development economics and environmental management as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.

Tomas has interned at the Center for International Environmental Law, Environmental Defense Fund, the US Department of Justice, and the World Resources Institute, and has written extensively on the environmental impacts of official export credit agencies. He is committed to a career as a policymaker or litigator in the environmental area, either at an environmental group or a government agency.

Work History
  • Environmental Defense Fund, Director of Regulatory Policy and Senior Attorney