Tarah Heinzen is a senior staff attorney in Food & Water Watch’s Food & Water Justice program, and leads the organization’s legal work in support of its campaign to ban factory farms. Before joining Food & Water Watch in 2015, Tarah spent five years as an attorney at the Environmental Integrity Project, leading programs focused on enforcing laws that regulate factory farm water and air pollution and restoring the Chesapeake Bay. She graduated cum laude with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2009. Prior to law school, she spent two years as a grassroots organizer for the Sierra Club in Iowa, working to reduce factory farm pollution. She graduated cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geology.
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