The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the clinic for the summer!
Ariel Ardura is a rising second year law student at Georgetown University Law Center. She first became interested in food issues while studying Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. Prior to law school, Ariel spent a year working for Food Bus, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping schools implement food recovery programs. At GULC, she is involved in the Food Law Society, the Georgetown Green Campus Alliance, and will be working next year with the Food and Health team in the Harrison Institute Policy Clinic.
Jennifer is a rising 3L at the University of Colorado Law School and hopes to pursue a career in food and agriculture policy. She grew up on a farm in rural Missouri and spent several years before law school working as a high school guidance counselor. While at Colorado Law, Jennifer has worked for the National Young Farmers Coalition, founded the CU Food Law Society, and is Managing Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review where her research has been on the farm bill and racial diversity in farming. In her spare time, Jennifer likes to take dance classes, cook vegetarian meals, and spend time with her French bulldog, Bernie.
Andrew Norkiewicz is a rising 2L at Boston University School of Law, and the President of the law school's Energy and Environmental Law Society. He is interested in urban planning, food policy, and environmental justice issues both in the US and abroad. His graduate thesis at University College, London focused on enhancing the participation of low-income communities in environmental policy through social media platforms. Outside of law school, his interests include rowing, international travel and culture, and everything James Bond.
Eliza Pan is a rising second-year student at Yale Law School and a member of the executive committee of the Food Law Student Network. She became especially interested in food law and policy during college, when she volunteered for food literacy and legal services organizations, as well as studied the impact of food risk on transnational migration as a Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Research Fellow. At law school, Eliza continues to work at the nexus of food, health, and environmental law as Yale Food Law Society President, a Yale Global Health Justice Partnership Student Fellow, an Environmental Protection Clinic Counselor, and a Yale Journal on Regulation Submissions Editor. Prior to attending law school, Eliza received her undergraduate degree in Social Studies at Harvard University and worked for a best practices and technology solutions firm.
Talia Ralph is a journalist and rising 2L at McGill Law School in Montreal, Canada. She is the co-founder of the McGill Food Law Society, an advocate for immigrant and refugee rights, and a member of Healthy Legal Minds, which raises awareness about mental health in the legal profession. Talia started writing about food when she was 8 years old (in letters home from summer camp, which focused exclusively on the meals) and is now a contributing writer for Eater and PUNCH. She has also reported on food policy and culture for Lucky Peach, Forbes, the Boston Globe, Heritage Radio Network, VICE, and others. Before pursuing law, Talia worked as curator at Facebook's Media headquarters in New York, and was the founding editor of both Taste Talks and GOOD Magazine's food vertical. She holds an MA in Food Policy from NYU and an honours degree in journalism from Emerson College, and is deeply obsessed with pizza.
Victoria is a rising 3L at Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. She also serves as a Communications Co- Chair on the Food Law Student Network Executive Board. Victoria became interested in food law in undergrad majoring in Food Science, where she wanted to learn more about the legal implications behind the food system. Her interests in food law include food access in urban communities, food labeling and advertising, and food waste. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys cooking new vegetarian dishes, creative writing and tennis.
Lexi Smith is a rising senior at Harvard College studying Environmental Science and Public Policy. Her passion for food policy and the environment started with her upbringing as the daughter of a veterinarian, which gave her a window into the importance of animal welfare and conservation. In college, she has worked with the Environmental Action Committee and Harvard College Conservation Society on projects that brought together food access and sustainability. She also had the opportunity to take Professor Emily Broad Leib’s course on food law and policy, which sparked her interest in the clinic. She looks forward to learning more about agriculture and sustainability this summer through her work with FLPC.