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 on identifying the key barriers to low- and moderate-income (“LMI”) customer access to sustainable energy, and developing solutions to ensure that LMI customers and communities are able to participate in and get the benefits of 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 Ph.D. Candidate in Sustainability with Arizona State University. Her dissertation research explores subnational climate change policy 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.
Sheryl’s professional legal experience includes working as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for Arizona, and the U.S. District Court for Idaho. She also has worked as a public defender, 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 received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of Idaho. She is admitted to the Idaho State Bar and the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Bar. She is a member of the Environmental & Natural Resources Section of the Idaho State Bar and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.