Adalene is a Senior Fellow at the Guarini Center. She received her dual BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Stony Brook University, her JD from Cardozo School of Law, and her LLM in Environmental and Energy Law from New York University School of Law. Prior to joining the Guarini Center, Adalene worked as a consultant to UNEP’s Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, where she led research on the interplay between various multilateral environmental conventions and the Sustainable Development Goals. Her research includes matters pertaining to local environmental law and land use policy, environmental markets, and international environmental law. Since 2021, Adalene has also managed the Center’s work in providing capacity building services to the Alliance of Small Island States on matters of international environmental law, including marine plastic pollution.