Amanda Garcia is a staff attorney in the Nashville office of the Southern Environmental Law Center, where she focuses on energy policy in Tennessee. In addition to working to address the pollution impacts of TVA’s coal-fired power plants, Amanda advocates for increasing the role of energy efficiency and solar in our state’s energy mix. Prior to joining SELC, Amanda taught federal courts and negotiation as a visiting professor at the Belmont University College of Law. Before moving to Nashville, she served as the inaugural managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper and practiced environmental law at Shute Mihaly & Weinberger LLP, a California-based public interest law firm. Amanda clerked for the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She graduated magna cum laude from NYU School of Law and with distinction from Stanford University.