Linda Sheehan is Senior Counsel at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), where she manages programs, advances investment and philanthropic solutions to climate change, and provides legal counsel. Prior to LDF, she was Executive Director of Earth Law Center, where she advocated for nature’s rights. Ms. Sheehan also ran the California Coastkeeper Alliance and Pacific Region office of Ocean Conservancy, where she successfully advanced initiatives to benefit inland waterways and the oceans. For her efforts in “fight[ing] pollution of the Pacific and the streams and rivers that flow into it,” Ms. Sheehan was recognized as a California Coastal Hero. She holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from MIT, an M.P.P. from U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Law School.