Liana James

International Policy Adviser for the Clean Air Task Force

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Liana James serves as an International Policy Adviser for the Clean Air Task Force, where she primarily focuses on maritime transportation issues at the International Maritime Organization.  Prior to joining the Clean Air Task Force, Liana was a John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellow and served as a Policy Adviser for the US Committee on the Marine Transportation System. In this position, Liana worked on numerous issues related to the marine transportation system including environmental stewardship, US Arctic planning, infrastructure investment, resilience, and maritime data. Liana holds a JD from the University of Maine School of Law, where she was awarded the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Environmental Law as well as the Hon Daniel E Wathen Legal Writing Award. Liana also held internships with the Conservation Law Foundation, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative during law school. As an undergraduate, Liana studied biology and conducted scientific research while serving as a crew member aboard the Robert C Seamans during her time with Sea Education Association.