Sheryl Musgrove is the 2016-2017 Equitable Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) Fellow. Sheryl works part time at the Center while completing an LL.M. in Environmental Law.
As EASE Fellow, Sheryl works to develop pathways for providing low- and moderate-income household access to sustainable energy, and for ensuring that these households and their communities are able to participate in and receive benefits from New York’s growing clean energy opportunities. The EASE Fellowship is jointly supported by the Pace Energy and Climate Center and Earthjustice.
Sheryl received her J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law, and is a member of the Idaho State Bar. Her past positions include clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for Idaho, and the U.S. District Court for Arizona. She also has worked as a public defender, a prosecutor, a borough attorney, and in private practice. While in private practice, she was awarded the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award by the Idaho State Bar for her representation of transgender inmates.
Sheryl is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Sustainability with Arizona State University. Her dissertation research in subnational climate change policy focuses on cities in the states of Washington and Idaho. She has co-authored two articles on sustainability education, both of which received a Highly Commended Paper Award from the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. She has taught introductory sustainability courses as an adjunct professor and teaching assistant, and has presented guest lectures on sustainability and the law.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Sheryl was a commercial fisher and has captained commercial fishing vessels in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound, and Bristol Bay.