Bertha Justice Legal Fellow
Prior to joining EarthRights in September 2022, Shannon Marcoux was a fellow at Natural Justice in Cape Town, South Africa, where she engaged in legal advocacy focused on climate justice and the rights of indigenous and local communities. Prior to pursuing her law degree, Shannon spent two years teaching in the Federated States of Micronesia—an experience which fueled her passion for climate justice work—and she has since published legal scholarship and policy research on the human rights and environmental impacts of U.S. colonization and military presence in the Micronesian region. During law school, Shannon engaged in human rights research and advocacy as a student attorney with Columbia’s Human Rights Clinic, as well as through internships with Human Rights Watch, Dejusticia, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in International Political Economy from Fordham University.