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Valeria Gheorghiu

Valeria Gheorghiu
Position:Region:North America
Country:United States
Interests:Law, ecology, worker's rights
Biographical Information:Valeria A. Gheorghiu is a Worker's Rights Attorney with South Jersey Legal Services (New Jersey, USA), serving migrant farm workers and other low wageworkers. A member of the Environmental Justice Committee of the National Lawyer's Guild, she also collaborates with the South Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance. She graduated from Vermont Law School (VLS) with a Juris Doctor and a Master's of Studies in Environmental Law, and a Bachelor's of Arts in environmental studies and anthropology from the Evergreen State College.

As a Center for World Indigenous Studies in the summer of 2005, she served as a Policy Analyst with the Gene Campaign in New Delhi, India, She also assisted with the Rosia Montana campaign in her birth country of Romania to save Rosia Montana from a proposed cyanide leachate gold mine during the summer of 2004. At VLS, she initiated the Lauren Salb and Kimberly Colburn Legal Book Drive, which has been shipping 100s of lbs of new and used legal textbooks to developing countries' law libraries for five years.
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