I have been a lifelong environmentalist. My parents and grandparents instilled in me a love and respect for nature and the environment, and I am continuing that legacy with my own family.
It wasn’t until my experience as a Cavers Legal Intern at CLF [in 2007] that I was able to combine my passions of law and environment. During this time, I worked on a clean water case related to the Charles River. I followed the case even after my internship ended. I was thrilled to hear of CLF’s success on this case and felt a sense of pride that I was able to have a profound and direct impact in my neighborhood.
While my legal career has taken a different path, I support CLF today because I believe that their local and regional focus using legislative action and legal enforcement will make the most impact in the long run. I love that my profession can be a force for good – fighting the climate crisis – one of the most pressing issues of our time.