Diane Sanchezis an environmental advocate who is driven by her passion for environmental justice and increasing access to nature. She is graduating with Masters of Environmental Management student from the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. Before joining the Duke community, Diane worked at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the Dirty Energy team advocating for the end of fossil fuel development on public lands. She also has experience building partnerships to advance alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure through the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition. Diane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Global Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara.
Improving and expanding green public and active transportation will be crucial for equitably decarbonizing the transportation sector: here’s how the government can make funding for public transit from the IRA and IIJA go the extra mile.