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

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 fluent in Spanish and beginning Russian and Italian.

U.C. San Diego (B.A., Political Science) 

U.C. Hastings College of the Law (J.D.)


Saki Bailey

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 (B.A., Political Science) 

U.C. Hastings College of the Law (J.D.)

University of Gothenburg, Sweden (currently a Doctoral candidate in Law)


Colin Miller

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 currently serve as Coordinator of the Oakland Climate Action Coalition. I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Stanford University (B.A., Political Science)

Humboldt State University (currently an M.A. candidate in Environment and Community)


Aitran Doan

Associate

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 (B.A., International Relations and Honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity)


Tran Diep Lam

Associate

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 (B.S. and M.S., Earth Systems, with a Minor in East Asian Studies)