Evan joined CLA in November 2019 as Director of Policy and Research. Prior to joining CLA, Evan was the Chesapeake Bay Policy Analyst at the Center for Progressive Reform where he advocated for rigorous implementation of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans and effective enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Before that Evan served as a senior analyst for the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, where he provided nonpartisan advice and support on environmental law and policy issues, including bill drafting, fiscal analysis, and regulatory oversight. He brings a dozen years of Chesapeake Bay law and policy experience including to CLA. Evan holds a J.D. with a specialization in Environmental Law from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from Syracuse University.