Romir Lahiri (he/him/his) is CLF’s New Mexico Associate Program Director. Originally from Kolkata, India, Romir moved to New Mexico at a young age with his family and developed a deep love for the outdoors through outdoor recreation. While pursuing a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University, Romir dove into studying the intersections between access to the outdoors, conservation, and public health. He found purpose in advocating for conservation, equitable access to public lands, and diversifying the world of outdoor recreation.
In his last semester at Colorado State, he had the opportunity to intern for Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small at her Washington D.C. office where he identified co-sponsorship opportunities for the congresswoman and her legislative aides. Prior to his congressional internship, Romir served as an Events and Outreach intern at the Access Fund where he advocated for expanding access to climbing areas while also educating the public on best stewardship and Leave No Trace practices. In the summer of 2018 Romir also spent time canvassing with Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to advocate for wilderness protections in Utah as well as increased access to these areas for underrepresented communities.
Outside of work, you can find Romir skiing, climbing, eating way too many tamales, reading a good book, and on the occasional trail run.