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David Roe

David Roe

Board Member

David Roe’s career as a public interest lawyer and policy innovator stretches over four decades, including 25 years with the Environmental Defense Fund as well as human rights and civil rights organizations.
During his at the Environmental Defense Fund, he pioneered with some inspired colleagues the first use of sophisticated economics in support of environmental protection and wrote the country’s most successful law in reducing unnecessary exposures to toxic chemicals, among other strategy innovations. David was educated at Yale, Oxford, and Yale Law, taught at Harvard Law, and wrote Dynamos and Virgins (Random House 1984) about some of his environmental work.
He brings extensive federal and state political experience to GO’s board, and has lived in Oakland since 1977.

The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.



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