Misbah Husain is a Water Policy Specialist at the Center for Water Policy in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. His academic career has focused on environmental science and law, within the larger context of promoting social justice.
Hailing from California, Husain obtained his bachelor’s degree in environmental toxicology from UC-Davis. He graduated from Boston College Law School, earning a juris doctorate and master of social work. At Boston College, he was selected to teach a full semester undergraduate course in environmental law. He participated in the BC Civil Rights Clinic, where he co-authored an amicus brief to submit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the case Smith v. City of Boston (Case No. 20-1691). The brief challenged the Boston Police Department’s use of a racially discriminatory police lieutenants’ examination, asserting that increased racial diversity in police leadership is necessary to reduce police violence inflicted on minorities. Husain also interned with the Cambridge Mental Health Court, providing clinical support and advocating for defendants to promote recovery throughout the judicial process.
He is excited to utilize the full array of his knowledge and experiences in his water policy research. He hopes to promote equity, sustainability and well-being among the Great Lakes’ communities.