Lindi von Mutius is the Director of Program Management at the Environmental Defense Fund in San Francisco. In that role, she serves as the chief of staff to EDF’s Executive Director. New to San Francisco, Lindi previous worked as the Director of Legal and Government Affairs for the Representative of German Industry and Trade in Washington, DC. As a native of Germany, Lindi enjoyed using her years as a corporate litigation attorney and time on the Hill to advocate for the interests of German companies in various industries. However, Lindi’s passion has always been environmental work. She earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and History from Williams College, writing her honors thesis on the development of the German forestry service, and how they in turn trained Gifford Pinchot. After spending time working on World Bank Mediterranean Environmental Technology Assistance Program grants in Cairo, Egypt, Lindi returned to compete a M.A. in Environmental Management at Harvard University, magna cum laude, and then attended Vermont Law School where she received the Black Law Students Association Award for Distinguished Service. In her free time, Lindi enjoys kayaking and hiking, as well as learning how to paint and play the viola.