With my travels, I have a breadth of experience that I can draw upon to help you. I have solid academic credentials and experience in civil litigation, administrative law, water law, Indian law, environmental law, and helping non-profit organizations.
As a Judicial Clerk at the Multnomah County Circuit Court
- Learned about the legal system from the inside as a clerk for the Honorable Judith H. Matarazzo, and for Judge Dailey, Judge Bloch and Judge Lopez
- Clerked for Multnomah County’s Drug and Alcohol treatment programs — START, STOP and DISP
As a Summer Honors Law Clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel
- Helped formulate legal advice to our agency clients on how to best manage their legal risk.
- Analyzed legal problems and proposed solutions on how to achieve agency goals while complying with federal law.
As a Law Clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice
- Defended agency actions from both statutory and constitutional challenges.
- Draft motions for court and worked closely with attorneys at the action agency to frame their legal arguments.
- Understand how the federal regulatory system works.
Finally, I have a science background.
- I have a degree in environmental science and have worked in many facets of both freshwater and marine resources. This knowledge and experience is an asset for reading scientific documents in environmental litigation. I have also edited the declarations of scientific witnesses to help strengthen the scientific basis for litigation.
University of Oregon School of Law
JD, May 2009
Honors: Order of the Coif (Top 10% of my class)
Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review
University of Rhode Island
BS, Environmental Science and Management
Honors: Magna cum laude
Oregon Women Lawyers
Oregon State Bar
- Environmental and Natural Resources Section
- Sustainable Future Section
- Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section
- Non-Profit Law Section
- Public Service Advisory Committee
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, snowshoeing, practicing Spanish and am learning to snowboard.