Every year, we hear from many law and science students across the country who are eager to volunteer at ELAW.

This summer’s fleet of volunteers holds terrific promise. We celebrate this next generation of grassroots advocates!

ELAW summer 2013 volunteers

L to R: Hayley Langmas, Eliza Pearce, Laura Krogman, Melina Zamalloa, Marissa Knodel, and Killian Doherty.

Marissa Knodel is in the dual degree program with Vermont Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She blogged about her summer at ELAW on the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy website.

Killian Doherty has spent many years in Latin America, and has returned to the U.S. to study law at the University of Oregon. Together with Marissa, he spent his summer helping the ELAW legal team improve environmental legislation, challenge corruption, and create sustainable futures for communities around the world.

Hayley LangmasLaura Krogman, and Eliza Pearce have helped the ELAW science team identify resources for a mangrove database, used GIS to create maps, and conducted research on environmental threats. All three are in the University of Oregon Environmental Science Program. Melina Zamalloa, a women’s and gender studies major at UO, is a jack of all trades. She helped with numerous administrative projects.

Not pictured are Marika Jaeger, pursuing a career in conservation at Stanford University, Addie McGuire, who just returned to the University of Pennsylvania, and Pia Parisi-Marcoux, a high school junior from New York City.

Many thanks to ELAW volunteers for their time, enthusiasm, and dedication to making the world a better place.

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director