ELAW Interns (left to right) Pia Parisi-Marcoux, Addie Maguire, Marika Jaeger

ELAW Interns (left to right) Pia Parisi-Marcoux, Addie Maguire, Marika Jaeger

Throughout the year, ELAW relies on dedicated volunteers, interns, and pro bono experts to fulfill our mission of helping communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. This summer, ELAW is collaborating with a talented team of interns who bring a wide range of skills to the organization.

Recently, we shared a post from ELAW Legal Intern Marissa Knodel who blogged about her internship experience on the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy website.  Marissa is working with ELAW’s legal team to help communities around the world advocate for environmental justice. Read on to learn more about ELAW’s interns and what they are doing to make the world a better place.

Legal Intern Killian Doherty began collaborating with ELAW as a volunteer in 2011. He has spent most of his adult life in Latin America, and has now returned to the U.S. to pursue a law degree at the University of Oregon. Killian is working with ELAW partners around the world to improve environmental legislation, challenge corruption, and create sustainable futures for their communities.

Marika Jaeger is a rising sophomore at Stanford University who is contributing her French translation and website development skills to ELAW. She paints, dances, and plays guitar in her free time and plans to pursue a career related to conservation and ecology.

Laura Krogman is beginning her senior year in the University of Oregon’s Environmental Science Program. She has been assisting ELAW’s science team since April with a variety of projects and is now focusing on mangrove research.

Science Intern Hayley Langmas

Intern Hayley Langmas

Hayley Langmas is starting her senior year as an Environmental Science major at the University of Oregon. She has been interning with ELAW since April and assists ELAW’s science team with research and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments.

Addie Maguire has volunteered with ELAW since high school and is returning to Eugene as an ELAW intern after her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania. She is studying European History and Public Health, and volunteers as a mentor to youth in Philadelphia.

Pia Parisi-Marcoux is a high school junior from New York City who loves playing softball, playing music, and volunteering in her free time. She joins ELAW this month to assist staff with data entry and research.

Alia Payne is a rising junior at Macalester College who is studying Geology. She recently returned to the U.S. after five months of volunteering in Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. Later this summer, she plans to travel to Mongolia.

Intern Eliza Pearce

Intern Eliza Pearce

Eliza Pearce is a Geography and Environmental Science major entering her junior year at the University of Oregon. She is helping ELAW’s science team identify resources for a mangrove database and is using her GIS skills to create maps to help represent ELAW’s work around the globe.


Intern Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith is a dedicated volunteer who recently completed an internship with ELAW through the University of Oregon Career Center, using her research and illustration skills. She is a licensed massage therapist and storyteller who works to make the world a better place.

ELAW Inter Nick Warren

ELAW Intern Nick Warren

Nick Warren began interning with ELAW in January, assisting the development team with events and outreach. A few weeks ago, he graduated from the University of Oregon and completed his ELAW internship. Nick is now working with the development team at the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC). Congratulations Nick!

Many thanks to all of ELAW’s interns and volunteers for their time, enthusiasm, and dedication. For more information on volunteering or interning with ELAW, click here.

Melanie Giangreco
Volunteer Coordinator