Did you know Orange County Coastkeeper offers competitive legal internships? Our program provides the next generation of environmental lawyers with hands-on experience fighting for clean water.
Meet our dream team of legal interns as they wrap up their summer of protecting our waters and training for the future.
Emily Croucher – University of California, Irvine School of Law
Emily was studying agribusiness and food industry management when she learned about the politics of water use in California’s agricultural industry.
Upon realizing how crucial water regulations are to sustainable farming, she became inspired to earn her J.D. and change the negative environmental impact of modern agriculture through law. Emily is also an animal lover and horse trainer.
Sarah Salvini – University of California, Irvine School of Law
While earning her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies, Sarah came to understand the connection between social and environmental justice.
Driven by a passion for animals and the outdoors, she hopes to use her J.D. to protect ecosystems and promote environmental justice for all.
Veronika Morrison – University of California, Davis School of Law
An Orange County native, Veronika has been passionate about protecting our resources through environmental law from the beginning. While earning her B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Legal Studies from UC Santa Cruz, she volunteered for a campaign to protect the local Beach Flats community garden from development and restore the community’s ownership of this green space.
She also has experience with the Orange County Public Defender’s office and Ecological Rights Foundation, a nonprofit environmental law group. Veronika plans to use her J.D. to continue her work addressing environmental justice issues and protecting our most precious shared resources.
Anna Sanchez – Pepperdine School of Law
Anna’s interest in environmental law sparked when she became a mother. Her son was born with birth defects as a result of several factors – including air and water pollution. Now, she is driven to protect the health of children like her son by protecting the environment.
Anna graduated from University of California Riverside and is currently in her second year at Pepperdine School of Law. There, she serves as the President of the Environmental Law Society and has also clerked at Earth Justice and other non-profit organizations.