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Iris Packman

Senior Research & Policy Development Associate, Climate Jobs Institute

Packman is a Senior Research & Policy Development Associate at the Cornell ILR Climate Jobs Institute.

Iris has two decades of experience in the labor movement as a labor lawyer, strategic campaigner, and organizer. 

Before coming to the Climate Jobs Institute, Iris served as Deputy General Counsel to the Climate Jobs National Resource Center, where she advised union-led climate jobs coalitions and wrote legislation to advance worker- and equity-centered climate policy. Previously, Iris served as the Assistant General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, where she advocated for organizing rights, labor standards, and equity for retail and medical cannabis workers. Iris has a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell's ILR School.