We are a small team of talented Bay Area professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do and we look forward to working with you.

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias

Founder & Principal

I founded E / J Solutions in 2017 after a decade of environmental and climate justice advocacy on behalf of marginalized and over-burdened communities across the country. I have extensive experience in environmental and civil rights litigation, community-based climate policy development, leadership of regional and statewide climate justice coalitions, and equitable climate, housing, and transportation policy. I am proficient in Spanish and beginning Russian and Italian.

U.C. San Diego (BA, Political Science) 

U.C. Hastings College of the Law (JD)

Saki Bailey

Senior Associate

I’ve spent the last decade working at the intersection of social theory, institutional economic theory, and legal theory. My doctoral studies focus on the use of Commons Legal Institutions — Community Land Trusts, Housing Cooperatives, Permanent Real Estate Investment Cooperatives, and Mutual Housing Corporations — in housing, employment, and education to achieve sustainable environmental and social justice. I am fluent in Italian.

U.C. Santa Barbara (BA, Political Science) 

U.C. Hastings College of the Law (JD)

University of Gothenburg, Sweden (PhD)

Colin Miller

Senior Associate

I have over a decade of experience as a community organizer, coalition builder, and convener. My skills include community outreach and mobilization, real-time interpretation, and meeting facilitation. I am the former Coordinator of the Oakland Climate Action Coalition and currently provide interpretation for the Beta Caceres International Feminist Organizing School. I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Stanford University (BA, Political Science)

Humboldt State University (currently an MA candidate in Environment and Community)

Aitran Doan


I have experience advocating for environmental, immigration, and urban planning justice for systemically disenfranchised communities as well as providing direct services to these diverse communities. I currently work as a housing counselor and tenants rights community organizer at Chinatown Community Development Center in San Francisco. I speak fluent Cantonese and Mandarin and intermediate Vietnamese, Spanish, and Arabic (Jordanian and Palestinian dialect). 

Stanford University (BA, International Relations, Honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity)

Tran Diep Lam


I am a professional sustainability consultant, specializing in renewable energy, industrial decarbonization, and corporate sustainability. I join E/J Solutions to contribute my expertise to the mission of achieving an inclusive sustainability and energy transition. I speak fluent Vietnamese and intermediate Mandarin.

Stanford University (BS and MS, Earth Systems, with a Minor in East Asian Studies)

Eva Farah, Associate

Eva Farah


I am a marine scientist, educator, and equity consultant, working at the confluence of ecological sciences, complex systems, and liberatory movements. I use critical literacy in science and related fields in my work to advance ecological justice. I speak beginning Chavacano (Zamboangan), Tagalog, and intermediate Spanish.

University of Hawai`i, Hilo (BA, Marine Science)

University of Vermont (MLS, Leadership for Sustainability)

Photos © David Jaber (2019)