International Legal Director, Center for Biological Diversity
Tanya Sanerib is the legal director for the International Program and a Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. She works to address the extinction crisis by using the Center for Biological Diversity’s unique brand of international advocacy that combines innovative domestic litigation with more traditional international policy work. Before joining the Center in 2012, she was a staff attorney with the Crag Law Center in Portland, Oregon, and a partner at the public-interest law firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks in Washington, D.C.
She has extensive experience practicing in federal court focusing on environmental, wildlife, and open government matters under numerous different laws with an emphasis on the Endangered Species Act. She also advocates for wildlife at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and other international fora in an effort to stem ongoing biodiversity loss and protect species great and small for future generations. Sanerib earned her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and received a bachelor’s in environmental science from Colorado College.