About Erica Morehouse

Erica Morehouse

Senior Director, Just & Equitable Mission Engagement


Areas of expertise:

Climate law and policy, equity and justice in climate policy, systemic change.


Erica is the Senior Director of Just & Equitable Mission Engagement at Environmental Defense Fund. Erica works towards implementation of EDF’s Equity and Justice strategy, which applies an equity and justice lens to the organization’s pursuit of positive systemic change for people and nature. Since joining EDF in 2009, Erica has advocated for ambitious climate policy at the U.S. state and federal level. She has represented EDF before many branches of the U.S. government including Congress, state legislatures, the Environmental Protection Agency, federal and state courts, and state regulatory agencies.


Erica has worked on state and federal climate policy including in California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington State, and Washington, D.C. Erica is licensed to practice law in California. Prior to EDF, Erica worked in diverse fields including fisheries management, biogeochemistry, and genetics.

  • B.A., Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
  • Fulbright Grant, Malawi, East Africa
  • J.D., U.C. Davis School of Law