Member Directory

Ken is the director of Project Climate at UC Berkeley's Center for Law, Energy, & Environment. He spent eight years as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council, focusing on climate, environment, and land use issues.  Before joining the Governor’s Office, Ken was the Senior Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the co-head of the Office’s global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, He led the California Attorney General’s energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California’s energy crisis. Ken is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. in political theory from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Moira O’Neill is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment at Berkeley Law. She holds additional academic appointments as an Associate Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in the Urban Community Health Equity Lab and in the Institute of Urban and Regional Development at Berkeley.

Purba Mukerjee is a fellow in Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic, where she supervises law students representing clients in public interest environmental matters. Purba focuses on matters implicating environmental health, such as exposure to air pollution and toxic chemicals.

Purba graduated from Berkeley Law in 2015. Before law school, Purba earned a master’s degree in organic chemistry and worked as a chemist in academic and private research settings. After law school, Purba clerked at the D.C. Court of Appeals and was a law fellow at the Center for Biological Diversity.

Jesse Reynolds is an Emmett / Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Harjot Kaur is an Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law for 2018-2020. She was previously a law fellow at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and a law clerk for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, she worked in constituent services for City Councilman Ron Nirenberg in San Antonio, Texas.

Kaur earned her B.A. in political science and communication from Trinity University, and her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law where she was senior editor and symposium editor of the Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief.

Julia Stein is Supervising Attorney for the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, and Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. Prior to UCLA, she practiced at multinational and California-based law firms for nearly a decade, where she focused on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and land use practice.

Kathleen Miller is a Research Fellow with the Wheeler Water Institute at CLEE. Her research primarily focuses on innovative methods of groundwater recharge and the intersection of data and water rights.
Prior to joining CLEE, Katie worked at the Nebraska Attorney General’s office, where she litigated several water rights cases up to the Nebraska Supreme Court and pursued environmental enforcement actions on behalf of the state Department of Environmental Quality.