We are excited to introduce our 2015 summer interns for the Food Law and Policy Clinic. They come from schools around the country and bring a diverse set of skills and past professional experiences. We are looking forward to having them join our team, meet our clients, and dig into our research and writing projects.
Katie Carey hails from Pasadena, CA. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from Seattle University. Afterwards, she spent a year volunteering with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Spokane, WA, managing a women’s shelter community garden. Katie then spent three years working as an environmental educator on Catalina Island. She is a rising 3L at University of Oregon Law, with an emphasis in environmental law. Katie’s legal experiences include: a food resiliency fellowship with the University of Oregon’s Environmental Natural Resources Center; an internship with Food & Water Watch; and an internship with the Oregon Legislature. Katie is thrilled to be interning with the FLPC!
Caitlin Matthews is a dual degree student in Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning (M.A.) at Tufts University and in Agriculture, Food & Environment (M.S.) at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, also at Tufts University. Caitlin is interested in innovative policy and planning mechanisms to increase equity and sustainability for producers and consumers in urban and peri-urban food systems. She has collaborated on the Massachusetts Food System Plan to assess the inclusiveness of local food retail models and make recommendations for increasing equity in direct-to-consumer models.
Lee Miller is a second-year student at Yale Law School preparing for a career in food and agriculture policy. Previously, he finished his masters of environmental management at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment where he focused on environmental economics and policy. During that time Lee co-founded the Duke Campus Farm and worked on food/ag policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists in D.C. He also spent 8 months working for a local farm lawyer, ultimately co-authoring a book for beginning farmers published by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. Lee spends time between classes launching the Yale Law Food Society, hiking with his dogs Ellerbe and Quinnipiac, and renovating a home with his partner, Emily.
Hannah Nicholson recently completed her second year at Seattle University School of Law. She is the Co-President and Co-Founder of their Food Law Society, Membership Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus, and is the Content Editor for the American Indian Law Journal. Before law school, Hannah worked at an immigration law firm where she assisted numerous clients in obtaining legal status in the United States. She graduated from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College where she studied Spanish and Theatre. In her free time, Hannah volunteers at a local food garden teaching youth about the importance of healthy food. She also enjoys baking, watching football, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Kelly Nuckolls is a second year law student at Drake University Law School pursing a certificate in Food and Agricultural Law. While at Drake, Kelly has interned at the Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Drake Agricultural Law Center, and the Office of State Senator Jeff Danielson, and has served as a Teaching Assistant for the first-year courses Legal Research and Writing. Next year, she will serve as Executive Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a Student Coordinator in the Fort Hays State University Center for Civic Leadership coordinating a variety of events focused on hunger-relief and Kansas agriculture and served as an intern at the World Food Prize Foundation. Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Fort Hays State University in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science.