CUER fellow Henry Tranes spent the 2012 summer interning with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice in Long Island City. He graduated from SUNY Albany (cum laude), receiving a B.A. in Political Science while also minoring in Africana Studies. Both during college and since graduating, he has worked for two New York State Senators and developed an interest in policy work at the local and state levels. As a law student, Henry has become interested in the field of environmental law and environmental justice. To that end, he has written on home rule as a tool for municipalities to ban hydrofracking.
Henry grew up in Goshen, New York, in the Hudson Valley, giving him an appreciation for the environment from an early age. Outside of law school, his interests include politics, football, and traveling. Henry has visited seven countries in Europe and hopes to add to that total as often as he can. He currently lives in Manhattan with his girlfriend, Laura, and their Shepherd-Husky rescue dog, “Gorilla”.