Helia Bidad is a second-year student at Yale Law School. She is co-chair of the Yale Environmental Law Association, the Yale Food Law Society, and the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students' Association. She is a member of the Rule of Law Clinic, a fellow with the Law, Ethics & Animals Program, and co-founder of the Environmental Justice Project. Helia has also interned for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Honorable Victor A. Bolden in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to law school, Helia worked in environmental consulting, advising environmental nonprofits and family foundations on program strategy development and implementation. She conducted research and fieldwork in Iran for her honors thesis on the impacts of climate change and technological development on saffron farmers in the Khorasan Province of Iran. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Society and Environment and a minor in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.