Jameshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=396JamesGlobal Energy Fellow<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/James_Mark.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mark JamesGP0|#c16977de-d127-442c-843f-44ae857f1039;L0|#0c16977de-d127-442c-843f-44ae857f1039|Fellow;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1James,MarkMark recently joined the Institute as a Global Energy Fellow while he is pursuing an LL.M in Energy Law. Mark’s work will be focused on the Sunshot Plug and Play program and the newly established Energy Law Clinic. Mark holds a J.D. with a specialization in environmental law from the University of Ottawa where he concentrated his research on carbon taxes, environmental justice, and a review of climate change adaptation and securities law. He is also the co-founder of the Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies, a national environmental law student group connecting Canadian environmental law students.
Joneshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=200JonesSenior Global Energy Fellow<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Jones_Ben.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Benjamin R. JonesGP0|#c2a7fe3f-9c83-4b80-a897-4cdfc9b33391;L0|#0c2a7fe3f-9c83-4b80-a897-4cdfc9b33391|Adjunct Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Jones,BenBenjamin R. Jones brings a wide range of experience to the IEE, including graduate studies in philosophy in Belgium, a career as a bush pilot in northern Canada, and five years working as an administrator on an Indian Reserve in British Columbia. Benjamin obtained his JD from Vermont Law School and an MPhil in Environmental Policy from Cambridge University in 2012. In 2013, along with Benjamin Sovacool and Roman Sidortsov, he co-authored a book on global energy systems entitled Energy Security, Equality, and Justice, which was published by Routledge in December 2013.
Mashlerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=368MashlerEnergy Masters Fellow<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Mashler_Samantha.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Samantha MashlerGP0|#c16977de-d127-442c-843f-44ae857f1039;L0|#0c16977de-d127-442c-843f-44ae857f1039|Fellow;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Mashler,SamanthaSamantha joined the Institute for Energy and the Environment as a Special Program Design Fellow while pursuing an LLM in Environmental Law. During this initial fellowship, Samantha’s work was integral to the development of the IEE’s new Energy Clinic. As an Energy Masters Fellow, Samantha will continue to assist with the administration of the Energy Clinic’s inaugural year in addition to providing research and teaching assistance to IEE faculty. She has substantial research and drafting experience in various aspects of law and policy, and has served as a research fellow with the VLS Center for Legal Innovation as well as an adjunct professor of environmental law and policy at Green Mountain College. Samantha has a J.D. from Vermont Law School.
Oliverhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=272OliverGlobal Energy LLM Fellow<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Oliver_Jeannie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Jeannie OliverGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Oliver,JeannieJeannie is a New Zealand qualified lawyer and recently completed the LLM in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School. She is currently studying towards the LLM in American Legal Studies and plans to sit the bar in the United States in 2014. After graduating from the University of Auckland, Jeannie served as a judge's clerk at the New Zealand Court of Appeal; as legal counsel for the New Zealand Commerce Commission (New Zealand's anti-trust agency); and, most recently, as a solicitor at a boutique corporate law firm in Auckland, advising clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including forestry and geothermal projects. Jeannie's research at the Institute for Energy and the Environment focuses on renewable energy projects, with an emphasis on solar energy.
Santoshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=273SantosGlobal Energy LLM Fellow<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Santos_Carla.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Carla SantosGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Santos,CarlaCarla Santos received her law degree and specialization degree in Brazilian Environmental Law from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Upon graduation, Carla joined a Brazilian law firm as junior attorney, where she specialized in contracts and intellectual property matters. While pursuing her specialization degree she started working as a legal counsel in the State Attorney State´s Office inside the Environmental Protection Agency of Rio de Janeiro. While there Carla was responsible for drafting state environmental regulations, and analyzing environmental licensees, appeals on environmental administrative penalties, environmental impact statements, and environmental adjustment terms of conduct. Carla received her LLM in Environmental Law, cum lade, from Vermont Law School in 2012. In law school, Carla concentrated on environmental, climate change, and energy law, with a special interest in their intersection with sustainable development. Upon graduation, Carla spent a semester working at the legal department of Greenpeace East Asia (Beijing, China), where she focused on climate change international protocols and energy policies. Currently, Carla is a Global Energy Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment of Vermont Law School. She is also pursuing a LLM in Energy Law degree there. Carla is involved in exploring environmentally sustainable energy sources.
Sidortsovhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=56SidortsovSenior Global Energy Fellow<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Sidortsov_Roman.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Roman SidortsovGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Sidortsov,RomanRoman V. Sidortsov serves as a Senior Global Energy Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and teaches oil and gas development and renewable energy courses in the distance learning program. He is also a doctoral researcher at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Mr. Sidortsov has taught at Irkutsk State Academy of Law and Economics in Russia and at Marlboro College Graduate School’s Managing for Sustainability program in the United States. Prior to returning to academia, Mr. Sidortsov practiced law in Russia as in-house counsel for an American non-profit organization, and in the United States as a transactional attorney.

 Research Associates

IEE student researchers work on some of the most pressing energy concerns the world faces today, including energy self-reliance, carbon sequestration, and renewable energy sources.



Battenhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=370BattenJD 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Batten_Robert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Robert BattenGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Batten,RobertRob graduated from the Elliot School of International affairs at The George Washington University in 2010, with a major in International Affairs and a minor in History. During undergrad, Rob held a verity of different jobs including garbage man, wildland firefighter, and waiter. Before coming to law school Rob lived in Shanghai for two years where he taught English and interned at a small business, which connected Chinese lawyers with Western small and medium sized businesses. The summer after his first year, Rob worked at the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. This past summer, Rob returned to D.C. to work for the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings. There he wrote and researched for an administrative law judge.
Cavaiolahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=371CavaiolaJD 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Cavaiola_Christopher.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Chris CavaiolaGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Cavaiola,ChristopherIn addition to being a Research Associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, Chris is the Articles Editor of the Vermont Law Review and a Student Clinician at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. In the summer of 2013, Chris worked for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in Trenton, New Jersey in the Environmental Permitting and Counseling Section. In the summer of 2014, Chris worked in the General Counsel’s Office at NRG Energy, Inc. While working as a Summer Associate at NRG Energy, Inc., Chris undertook comprehensive legal projects in the areas of energy, environmental, administrative, and corporate law. In the Fall of 2015, Chris worked as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Michael A. Shipp in Federal District Court in Trenton, New Jersey. Chris worked for the Community Energy team during his first year at the Institute and now works for the Biofuels team.
Chacehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=397ChaceMELP Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Chace_Diana.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Diana ChaceGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Chace,DianaDiana has advocated in the Vermont statehouse for legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. After lobbying for the adoption of renewable portfolio standards, she served on Vermont’s Thermal Efficiency Task Force, and returned to the statehouse to advocate for increased funding for thermal efficiency programs. Diana received her B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Maine. She has been a volunteer firefighter, an organic farm inspector, and a local zoning administrator, and has worked as a nurse on the dementia unit of a nursing home. She hopes to help design and create climate policy in the future, or to perform the analysis that informs the design.
Curtishttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=372CurtisJD/Energy Certificate Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Curtis_Taylor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Taylor CurtisGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Curtis,TaylorTaylor plans to use her degree to advocate for sustainable and ethical energy initiatives necessary to combat climate change and minimize social injustice. After graduating with dual B.A. degrees, she started a proposal management company providing technical assistance for government contracts. In 2012, Taylor received a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) from VLS and helped compose The Watt? An Energy 101 Primer. Now, as a JD student, she is a member of the moot court advisory board and part of the Smart Grid Team at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Taylor has received the Blair Hamilton Fellowship for her work on community-scale renewable energy projects, the Phenomenal Woman’s Award, the Student Bar Association’s Pro-Bono Award, and the Hammer Award for her leadership regarding the month-long Sex, Gender, Expression & 1st Amendment Project. During the summer of 2014, she worked on climate and utility-led energy efficiency publications as a Beverage & Diamond Fellow with the Environmental Law Institute.
Fishhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=400FishJD/MERL Candidate 2016<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Fish_Viggo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Viggo FishGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Fish,ViggoViggo graduated from Providence College where he majored in English with a minor in Philosophy. After graduating in May of 2010 he spent the summer travelling through Italy, France, Germany and Czech Republic. After exhausting his savings account Viggo moved to Boston where he began work for the Initiative for Sustainable Business and Society at the MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT Viggo worked with a team to develop and promote sustainability minded management practices. Here, he developed a consciousness for issues associated with human consumption and waste and began exploring the legal questions associated with these issues. At Vermont Law Viggo is the Co-Chair of the Business Law Society and Vice-President of the Vermont Law Men’s Rugby Football Club.
Freemanhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=401FreemanMELP 2012, JD Candidate 2016<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Freeman_Gregg.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Gregg FreemanGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Freeman,GreggGregg Freeman has significant experience in the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields. After receiving a Master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School in 2012, Mr. Freeman worked as a policy intern in the “High Performance Buildings” department at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) in Lexington, Massachusetts. After NEEP, Mr. Freeman managed a crew of insulation and weatherization technicians at Next Step Living in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Freeman also worked as a Policy Analyst at the New England Clean Energy Council where he assisted with a recommendation on procurement of offshore wind projects in New England.
Ganhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=405GanJD/MELP Candidate 2016<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Gan_Michael.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Michael GanGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Gan,MichaelMichael graduated with a BS in Economics, French, and Environmental Studies along with a minor in Business Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. While there, he developed recommendations for Veolia Environmental Services on how to improve sustainability in their daily operations as well as their corporate culture. Working with a group at the Nelson Institute in partnership with the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, he analyzed the environmental and financial sustainability of using reusable flatware vs disposable, using the student union as a case study. He is currently pursuing his JD and MELP at Vermont Law School.
Huanghttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=402HuangJD Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Huang_David.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />David HuangGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Huang,DavidDavid Huang is a visiting scholar from UC Hastings College of the Law, and a 2015 JD candidate. His interest in the intersection of law, energy and environment brought him to Vermont Law School and motivated his involvement with the Institute for Energy and Environment. David first gained interest in energy and the environment while studying abroad at Peking University, where he researched China’s energy efficiency policy and studied the international market implications of China’s accelerating growth in this area. As an undergraduate student, he also interned for the Center for Environment and National Security at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. David brings a diverse background of practical experience to the Institute, having clerked at the Legal Division of the California Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Grants and Debarment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in his previous summers as a law student. David has been heavily involved in his home campus, having served as co-President of the Hastings Environmental Law Society, and currently, as the Executive Note Editor for the West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. Presently, at the Institute, he is involved in advancing community solar through the development of a functional and pragmatic community-owned group net metering model for the Energy Clinic.
Kolarhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=403KolarMELP Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Kolar_Caitlin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Caitlin KolarGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Kolar,CaitlinCaitlin graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History and a minor in Sustainable Energy Studies from Eastern Connecticut State University in Windham, CT. She concentrated her major to include the environmental history of America and Europe. After graduation she obtained a project manager position with a local solar company and was able to work closely with nearby towns interested in residential solar. Her employment permitted her to take part in Solarize CT – a renewable energy program that provided elected towns with educational workshops.
Kolasahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=404KolasaAccelerated JD Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Kolasa_Annika.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Annika KolasaGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Kolasa,AnnikaAnnika Kolasa is a class of 2015 JD Candidate at Vermont Law School, where she is pursuing certificates in energy and business. At the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Annika has worked on the Sunshot team and is currently working on the VLS RFP for renewable energy procurement. She understands the value of renewable energy economically, for the health of the planet, and as a means to decrease international involvement.
Krymanhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=373KrymanJD, MELP Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Kryman_Matthew.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Matthew KrymanGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Kryman,MatthewMatt earned a BBA with a focus on Finance at the University of Cincinnati. While an undergraduate he was active in several campus and community organizations and worked with a large financial firm. Matt then spent two years in Kyrgyzstan as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. There, he designed and taught courses, including English and economics at a local university. He also completed projects with the U.S. Democracy Commission and the Open Society Foundation. Prior to law school, Matt spent six years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA. During his time there, he managed a grant making team with the Global Development Program and specialized in Agricultural Development investments serving sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Matt has a strong interest in analyzing complex development issues related to energy and the environment.
Lainehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=406LaineJD Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Laine_Emily.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Emily LaineGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Laine,EmilyEmily Laine graduated in 2009 from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a B.S. in Social Thought and Political Economy and a minor in Environmental Science. Wishing to utilize economics to find solutions to environmental problems, Emily pursued a Masters in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh. Following her Masters, Emily stayed abroad working at an Environmental Consultancy in Edinburgh. At Cairns Intersphere Consulting, Emily gained experience integrating science, business and regulation by serving under the lead author of the legal section of the publication, Offshore Oil and Gas Operations: An Industry Handbook for Environment, Health and Safety. This research intends to synthesize the lessons learned from international disasters from Piper Alpha in 1988 through Macondo (Deepwater Horizon) in 2010 and serve as reference for management in Environmental Health and Safety. Finding great satisfaction in researching the law, Emily decided to go to Vermont Law School. At Vermont Law, Emily has been specializing in energy and agricultural law.
Limberryhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=374LimberryMERL 2014; JD Candidate 2017<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Limberry_Arnell.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Arnell LimberryGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Limberry,ArnellArne earned a BS in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park, with focused study in biodiverisity, ecological anthropology, and government & politics. While at Maryland, he received an academic citation from Civicus, a living and learning program based on a mixed curriculum of community building coursework and volunteer service learning projects. Arne also worked extensively for the Maryland Fund for Excellence. During the Spring and Summer of 2013, Arne worked as a field research assistant, collecting and organizing forest biomass data in the State of Maryland for verification in a LiDAR study housed in the University of Maryland's Department of Geographical Sciences. Currently, Arne is earning a Master's of Energy Regulation and working for the Institute's Woody Biomass research team.
Nugenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=375NugentJD, MELP, Energy Certificate and Climate Certificate Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Nugent_Daniel.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Daniel NugentGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Nugent,DanielDan earned his BA from the University of Delaware in Political Science and Environmental Studies. During that time, he constructed a 2 kW solar PV array with battery backup, and interned with D&R International, an energy efficiency market contractor in Washington D.C. During law school, Dan continued to focus on energy law and policy, and has published on various energy topics such as renewable energy lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, energy project cost overruns, and microgrid deployment. He has also interned with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in their Office of General Counsel, and worked as a Clean Energy Intern at the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.
Reinerthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=376ReinertJD, MELP Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Reinert_Dorothea.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dorothea ReinertGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Reinert,DorotheaThea graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Norwegian and a BS in Biology. As an undergraduate, she was a founding member of the youth-run think tank called Our American Generation, which produced a comprehensive survey of the environmental justice issues in Washington State. In 2009, she attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as Policy and Strategy Lead for the Cascade Climate Network delegation, a group made up of representatives from youth environmental groups throughout Oregon and Washington. Also as an undergraduate, she was an active member of PowerShift and the Energy Action Coalition, gathering information, analyzing it, and making it usable for other college students. A stint working with the Regulatory Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sparked an interest in the governing framework that defines current environmental policy. She is particularly interested in how the Scandinavian values of stewardship are instituted in the Arctic, and hopes that her abilities in spoken and written Norwegian, Danish, and Icelandic may allow her to tap into research that has not come out internationally.
Ritchiehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=407RitchieAccelerated JD Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Ritchie_Jacinta.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Jacinta S. RitchieGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Ritchie,JacintaJacinta came to Vermont Law School from Seattle, Washington as an inaugural member of the Accelerated Juris Doctor Program. At the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Jacinta is a member of the Energy Clinic, exploring the law, policy, and regulation relating to community renewable energy development, specifically the procurement of solar energy to meet institutional needs.
Rochehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=408RocheJD Candidate 2016<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Roche_Matthew.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Matthew RocheGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Roche,MatthewMatt graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame College (OH) with a double major in Political Science and History with an emphasis in Pre-Law. During this time, he worked numerous internships. He started with United States Senator Sherrod Brown as a correspondence intern. Shortly after, he entered the Cleveland Foundation program and worked at Cuyahoga Valley National Park on their green team. While at CVNP, he measured greenhouse gas emissions in order to create a reduction plan to allow the park to reach the Climate Friendly Park status. Most recently Matt worked in the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. While working with the DOE, Matt worked with alternative fueled vehicles, attempted to transform large vehicle fleets, held fuel rallies, and attended the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Washington DC. Matt hopes to continue his growth and knowledge in the alternative fuel realm and to gain more energy related experience while doing so.
Sauerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=409SauerMELP Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Sauer_Dan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Dan SauerGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Sauer,DanDan graduated with a BS in Environmental Policy and Public Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, where he specialized in Great Lakes Resource Management and Comparative Public Policy Analysis. Among other ventures and collaborations during his undergraduate career, he designed and wrote an Aggregate forest management plan for the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy to take advantage of tax incentives and enroll in a Carbon Exchange Market. This resulted in both an increase in annual revenue for the CWC and land donations.
Valderramahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=410ValderramaJD/MERL Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Valderrama_Angelica.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Angélica ValderramaGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Valderrama,AngelicaAngélica Valderrama grew up in Puerto Rico, where she witnessed the environmental and energy challenges of a Caribbean island. Angélica's desire to build a more sustainable future for Puerto Rico motivated her to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Iowa State University. While at Iowa State University, she specialized in Environmental Studies, researching agriculture issues in India, Spain and the midwest.
Walkerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=378WalkerMERL 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Walker_Jeremy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Jeremy WalkerGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Walker,JeremyJeremy graduated from Georgia State University in 2010 with a B.A. in Journalism-Telecommunications and a BA in Political Science-Pre Law. Before law school, he volunteered in several community-focused initiatives. At the Institute, he researches the legal framework of integrating solar projects into the electrical grid. He hopes to work in promoting urban electrical sustainability and renewability.
Willsonhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=413WillsonMERL Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Willson_Jonathan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Jonathan WillsonGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Willson,JonathanJonathan graduated cum laude with a BA in Political Science from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt.. For the last two years, he has worked as a litigation paralegal at Langrock, Sperry and Wool, LLP specializing in personal injury cases.
Woebbehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=379WoebbeJD, MELP Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Woebbe_Bridget.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bridget WoebbeGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Woebbe,BridgetBridget received her BA in Political Science with an Environmental Studies Certificate from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Immediately after graduating, Bridget completed a cross-country cycling trip with the affordable housing group Bike and Build. Assisting on building affordable housing in 9 states was Bridget's first insight into building codes and their effects on development plans. More recently, Bridget worked at Remlu, Inc., a NYC-based Emergency Preparedness Planning Firm. She managed a portfolio of buildings in Northern VA and metropolitan D.C., and was responsible for researching and developing Emergency Action Plans based on local ordinances as well as industry best practices. Bridget is interested in how regulations at the local, state, and national levels help or hinder cleaner energy development and technology implementation (e.g. private solar, and electric vehicle charging stations) and how they conflict or complement each other. Bridget is currently pursuing her JD and Masters in Environmental Policy at VLS, where she serves as the Vice Justice of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.
de Konkoly Thegehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=399de Konkoly ThegeMERL Candidate 2015<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/DeKonkolyThege_Marc.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Marc S de Konkoly ThegeGP0|#680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173;L0|#0680dd031-ffe1-44bd-84ba-135d611a2173|Students;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1DeKonkolyThege,MarcMarc graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a B.A. in International Relations, concentrating in International Development. During his undergraduate career he was involved with the campus sustainability club Green GW’s efforts to transition the school to carbon neutrality in its energy use and developed a plan to cite a solar PV system on George Washington’s Foggy Bottom campus.