CUER fellow Sharon Abel is in her third year at CUNY School of Law. Sharon has always been an advocate for protecting the environment; when she was only 11 years old, along with a few friends, she started an environmental group where they would clean up trash in their local neighborhood in Westchester County, NY. She continued her passion throughout her undergraduate days at SUNY Oneonta, where she was President of the Protect Your Environment club, and continued after graduation by working for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, an environmental advocacy organization. One of her favorite campaigns, amongst several, was preventing Shell Oil from building “Broadwater,” a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility, in the middle of Long Island Sound. Sharon’s other interests include cooking, arts and crafts, having fun outdoors, and playing the card game Chinazo.