These Interns Are Spending the Summer Fighting for Clean Water

By June 28, 2019 Blog

Our legal team relies on the sharp minds of Orange County legal students to help protect clean water in Orange County. Meet the superstars who’ve joined our team this summer.

 

Caitlin Marrows – Chapman University

Caitlin is a rising 3L from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Before attending law school, she achieved her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Riverside. After graduating in 2015, she continued to live in Southern California and worked as a veterinary assistant and research manager. Through her experiences as a veterinary assistant, she became interested in how laws affect animals and the environment. After obtaining her J.D., she plans to use her background and education to protect the environment and focus on animal welfare.

 

Evan Campbell – University of California, Irvine

Evan is a rising 2L at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to law school, he received his B.S. in management

from Boston College. In his time between Boston College and UC Irvine, Evan worked for advertising agencies in Boston and San Francisco. His work with an environmental non-profit client in San Francisco prompted a desire to work more directly with environmental protection, resulting in his decision to pursue law school. Upon obtaining his J.D., Evan hopes to use his enthusiasm, education and experience to protect natural resources.

 

James Yeh – University of California, Irvine

James is also a rising 2L at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He earned a B.S. in neurobiology from UC Irvine in 2010 and went on to medical school at the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining Coastkeeper, James held various positions in industries ranging from scientific research, business management and hospitality. He hopes his experience at Coastkeeper will help him better understand the processes of environmental law enforcement and advocacy. James’ hobbies include rock climbing, fixing motorcycles, and surfing (but, according to him, not as well as Coastkeeper Staff Attorney Sarah Spinuzzi).

 

Daniel Ganz – University of California, Irvine

Daniel is a concurrent degree student at the University of California, Irvine, where he is pursuing a J.D. (expected May 2021) and a Ph.D. in economics (expected June 2022). He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in economics and legal studies. Prior to enrolling at UC Irvine, Daniel worked for a technology startup in San Francisco. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, political economy and law and economics. When not working or conducting economic research, Daniel loves working out, doing yoga, hiking and going to the beach.

 

Join the Team

Are you a law student looking to use your knowledge and expertise to improve our local environment? Orange County Coastkeeper offers competitive semester-long legal internships for law students who are interested in gaining real-world experience in environmental law.

Legal interns work closely with Coastkeeper’s legal staff to protect our waters by drafting briefs, motions, comment letters, conducting legal research, case investigation and preparing testimony for administrative hearings.

Our legal team will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester in July and continue to accept applications on a rolling basis.

Visit our internship page to learn more about all the internships offered at Coastkeeper.