Sienna Merope-Synge
Adjunct Professor, Global Justice Clinic
Co-Director, Caribbean Climate Justice Initiative
Biography

Sienna Merope-Synge co-directs the Global Justice Clinic’s Caribbean Climate Justice Initiative, which partners with social movements and communities in the Caribbean to defend their environmental, economic, social and cultural rights in the face of the global climate crisis. Alongside her position at NYU Law, she is an advocacy and campaigns manager at Crisis Action, where she builds global coalitions to prevent and protect civilians from war and gross human rights violations, with a focus on the war in Yemen and the climate and security crisis in the central Sahel. She was previously the legal director at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), where she led the organization’s work seeking accountability for emblematic human and environmental rights violations in Haiti, including efforts to secure remedies for victims of the UN-introduced Haiti cholera epidemic and child support for victims of sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers. Sienna worked between New York and Port-au-Prince between 2015 and 2020 and speaks fluent French and Haitian Creole.

Sienna received her LLM from NYU School of Law in 2015, where she was a Hauser global scholar and student advocate in the Global Justice Clinic. She holds political science and law degrees with first class honors from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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