- Chapel Hill, NC
Blakely Hildebrand is a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center. She advocates for clean water, clean air, a livable climate, and healthy communities in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She joined SELC in 2014 and has worked on a broad range of issues including coastal resiliency, sustainable fisheries, seismic testing and offshore drilling, and animal agriculture.
Blakely is a proud double Tar Heel. She received her J.D. and B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before attending law school, Blakely worked on a congressional campaign, on Capitol Hill, for the New York City school system, and for a national higher education non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She has served on the NC Bar Association Energy and Environment Section council, as a volunteer for the Durham Farmers’ Market, as an election protection volunteer, and as a member of her neighborhood school’s PTA. She is also a lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family.