Jennie R. Romer, Esq., Founder & Director
Jennie Romer earned her JD from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Environmental Law Journal. Jennie also holds bachelor’s degrees in Zoology, Environmental Studies and Black Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a certification in Resource Management from the California Resource Recovery Association.
Ms. Romer was an associate attorney at Lexington Law Group, where she represented the Center for Environmental Health as well as a variety of plaintiffs in consumer class actions often involving greenwashing claims. In 2010, she founded plasticbaglaws.org, a resource for cities and states considering laws limiting the use of plastic bags, and was instrumental in San Francisco expanding its plastic bag ban. In June of last year, Ms. Romer became the Atlantic Region Director of the Clean Seas Coalition, based in New York City (advocating for a plastic bag ordinance there), and now works as an attorney and sustainability consultant.
Would you like to get involved in reducing single-use bag use? Email Jennie at jennie [at] plasticbaglaws.org.
Sean Conaty, Web Developer
Sean Conaty is a web developer in San Francisco. He studied Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego. He thinks that the small choices that people make every day can have a profound impact on the world. You can see more of his work at gethro.com.
Shanna Foley, Esq., Intern
Shanna earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law with a specialization in Environmental and Public Interest Law. During law school, Shanna interned with the Center for Biological Diversity, the Law Offices of Stephen C. Volker, and was a student clinician at Golden Gate University’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic. Shanna is currently the graduate staff attorney at the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic and lives in San Francisco, where she (almost) always remembers to bring her own bags to the grocery store.