Adam has family roots here in Chester, with many fond memories of playing in Chester Park as a child. Adam received his undergraduate degree in Economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. From 1995 to 2008, he was engaged in private law practice, first as a commercial litigator and then as an environmental lawyer. From 2008 through January 2012, Adam was the Director of the Public Health and Environmental Justice Law Project at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, where he began his relationship with CEP as its outside legal counsel on environmental issues, and also worked with numerous EJ communities throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2011, Adam was named to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Council's EJ Work Group and Long Range Plan Committee, and was appointed to Pennsylvania's Environmental Justice Advisory Board by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer. Adam joined CEP in February 2012 and is excited to continue working with the Chester community.