Law Clerk - Climate Justice Program
Josie graduated with a B.A. with honors in Environmental Science from Pitzer College in 2017. As an undergraduate, she was awarded the National Science Foundation’s REU Fellowship and the Keck Science Center Fellowship, studying climate change and conservation ecology. She also completed the Ontario Program, a justice-oriented, interdisciplinary program in urban studies and community-based research, and was involved with on-campus organizing such as the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign. Upon graduating, she worked in Portland as a family engagement coordinator for the SUN Community Schools Program and as an education and outreach intern for the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. Selected as one of the Center for Diversity and Environment's “Emerging Leaders,” Josie participated in their 6 month training program.
She is currently in her second year studying Environmental and Animal Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she is a Source Checker for the Animal Law Review and the Public Relations Chair for the Lewis & Clark Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Josie is excited to be clerking for CSE and is hoping to support projects surrounding the environmental justice impacts of Portland fossil fuel policy, as well as Oregon land use and corporate animal feedlot expansion.