Jennie Romer, Esq. is a Legal Associate for the Surfrider Foundation’s Plastic Pollution Initiative. Surfrider’s expansive network of more than 170 chapters and student clubs nationwide organize around plastic pollution policy through the lens of ocean protection. Jennie leads Surfrider’s policy efforts and litigation to reduce plastic pollution at local, state and national levels.
Jennie has more than a decade of experience as an attorney and sustainability consultant fighting for effective legislation on waste reduction and single-use plastics. Her knowledge is routinely sought by legislators, environmental nonprofits, and businesses across the U.S.
Jennie is a native of California and earned her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Zoology, Environmental Studies, and Black Studies from UC Santa Barbara. In addition, Jennie is a member of the state bars of California and New York