Stanford Law School – Stanford, CA
J.D./M.S. Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, 2011
Publications: "The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and a Review of MMS NEPA Documents," Center for Ocean Solutions White Paper, October 19, 2010.
"Peak Tuna," Foreign Policy Online, February 12, 2010.
Honors: Public Interest Fellow
Rising Environmental Leaders Network, Woods Institute for the Environment
Capstone: Looking Forward: Creating a Framework for Federal Marine Spatial Planning in the
Gulf of Mexico in Light of the BP Oil Spill, June 2011 <presentation>
Activities: Co-President, Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation
Managing Editor, Environmental Law Journal
Submissions Chair, Law, Science and Policy Journal
Co-Chair (2009), Shaking the Foundations: West Coast Conference on Progressive Lawyering
Co-President (2009), Environmental Law Society
Member & Mentor, Asian-Pacific Islander Law Students’ Association
Stanford University – Stanford, CA
B.A. with Honors, Anthropological Sciences, June 2007
Thesis: “Common Property, Common Threat: Combating Invasive Miconia in Hâna, Maui”
Awards: Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholar
Activities: Cap and Gown: Women Leaders of Stanford, current Board Member, former Treasurer
Overseas Studies Program in Australia, Oxford, Kyoto
Prepared oral and written testimony and white papers on statutory and regulatory framework of offshore drilling for presentation before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. <follow-up>
Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, Stanford, CA September 2009 – June 2010 - Student
Drafted opening and reply brief for the appellants in a California Supreme Court case on how provisions in the Clean Water Act and the California Code of Civil Procedure apply to the permitting of a power plant in Northern California. Drafting a complaint alleging Endangered Species Act violations. Assisted the the preparations for oral argument before the Ninth Circuit in March 2010.
Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, Honolulu, HI June 2010 - July 2010 - Law Clerk
Researched and composed memos a variety of topics for ongoing litigation and business transactions.
Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA May 2009 – August 2009 - Legal Intern
Led efforts on a discovery response including composing the response, communicating with clients, and determining responsive documents. Researched and wrote memos for ongoing litigation. Assisted the execution of NRDC’s India Energy Initiative by researching industry sectors, co-writing blog posts, and contributing to policy discussions.
Blog Post 1 - Solar Cell Phones in India
Blog Post 2 - The Nano, BRT and India's Transportation Future
Blog Post 3 - Solar Power: Another Opportunity for US-India Cooperation
Blog Post 4 - India: Planning for Climate Change-Related Health Threats
Parks in Focus, Udall Foundation, Tucson, AZ June 2009 – August 2009 - Intern
Guided ten middle school students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson on a week-long expedition in Grand Canyon National Park to learn about nature through photography.
Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA August 2007 – August 2008 - Administrative Assistant - Global Infrastructure Group
Supported two directors and a team of eighty individuals. Awarded the “Senior VP Award for Excellence” for leadership on GoogleServe – a week-long global volunteering event with 1300 employee participants.
Learning Japanese, Hawaiian dance, volleyball, cupcakes