Mark Izeman is director of NRDC's New York urban program and senior attorney. He has worked at NRDC for more than 20 years on a wide range of environmental issues, including gas drilling, green jobs, recycling, brownfields, transportation, and drinking water. He is currently spearheading NRDC's New York regional food project. Mark is the author or co-author of many publications, including The New York Environment Book. He started out as a research associate in NRDC's New York office in 1989. After graduating from New York University School of Law in 1992, he clerked for a federal judge and returned to NRDC a year later as a staff attorney. From 2006 to 2009, Mark lived in Moscow, Russia and continued to work for NRDC on energy efficiency and climate change issues. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University.