Chandra Farley is an activist at heart and credits her parents with instilling a sense of duty to always do what she can to advance justice and fairness. Currently, as the Just Energy Director at the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), Chandra leads a team of program staff and organizers and develops local and regional strategies to advance energy equity through coalition building, leadership development and community organizing. Understanding the equity impacts of the sourcing and commodification of power generation is critical for marginalized populations such as Black people, communities of color and low-wealth communities. While unfamiliar to many residents, equity-centered energy and utility policies significantly enhance household economic stability and improve the overall quality of air, water and other natural resources that affect our health and well-being.
Chandra is a graduate of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Academy, current President of the Environmental Justice Academy Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice Advisory Board, and serves on the Board of Directors for Community Movement Builders, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, and the People’s Justice Council/Alabama Interfaith Power & Light.