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Advising Professors

Professor Chris Elmendorf
cselmendorf@ucdavis.edu

Professor Rick Frank
rmfrank@ucdavis.edu

Professor Albert Lin
aclin@ucdavis.edu

Professor Karrigan Bork
ksbork@ucdavis.edu

Organization Board

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Annette Brennan, Class of 2023
Co-Chair
aebrennan@ucdavis.edu

Annette is a second-year student at King Hall and serves as the Co-Chair. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a double major in Marine Biology and Business Management Economics. Before coming to law school, Annette primarily focused on marine research at a holistic level, both within California and abroad. Most recently, however, Annette utilized her economics experience and led the business operations department of a biotechnology startup. She is excited to combine her passion for the environment and understanding of successful business practices with an environmental law degree. When she isn't reading, Annette loves spending time outdoors scuba diving, backpacking, or riding her bike.

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Casey Loosbrock, Class of 2023
Co-Chair
cloosbrock@ucdavis.edu

Casey is a 2L at King Hall and serves as ELS Co-Chair. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. During her undergraduate career, Casey became passionate about using environmental law as a vehicle to fight injustice. Casey has held positions at multiple small environmental nonprofits, such as 350 Bay Area and Fossil Free California. There she was able to provide her local community with the tools to fight climate change. At King Hall, Casey is a part of Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal and the Social Justice Law Review. In her spare time, Casey likes to go antiquing, collect records, and spend time with her dog, Travolta.

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Tyler Szeto, Class of 2022
Treasurer
tbszeto@ucdavis.edu

Tyler is a third-year law student at King Hall. She grew up in Southern California and received her B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Minnesota. During undergrad, she worked for the University of Minnesota Recycling Program where she found her passion for solid waste management. Her senior thesis was on household organics recycling where she analyzed contamination rates and how they varied based on demographic characteristics and environmental beliefs and practices. She spent her 1L summer working as a legal intern for the Natural Resources Defense Council and as a research assistant for Professor Bork. At King Hall Tyler is a member of Law Review and one of the 2L Representatives for LSA. In her free time she enjoys baking, reading, crafting, and rock climbing.


Kristina Hambley
Symposium Co-Chair

Bio coming soon.

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Vrunda Shah, Class of 2023
Symposium Co-Chair
vashah@ucdavis.edu

Vrunda is a second-year law student and serves as a Symposium Co-Chair. She grew up in Fremont, CA and graduated from UC Riverside with a B.A. in Public Policy. During her undergraduate career, Vrunda interned at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Western Riverside Council of Government. At King Hall, Vrunda is a Bluebook Editor of Environs - Environmental Law and Policy Journal. In her free time, she likes hiking, playing sports, and running.

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Emma Yip, Class of 2023
Environmental Justice Co-Chair
elyip@ucdavis.edu

Emma is a second-year law student at King Hall. She studied political ecology at UC Berkeley, and spent her years between undergrad and law school as the co-founder of a non-profit called Delta Collaborative. Based out of New Orleans, Delta Collaborative sought to bridge the political divide over shared concerns for the environment in predominantly conservative geographies. To do this, Emma helped build a museum from the future inside of a school bus (called TIMESHIP #39) that had traveled back from a dystopian era to share stories about making change in a fun and imaginative way. She is currently a Bluebook Editor for Environs and a Student Counselor for the Center for Workers' Rights.

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Julia Homaechevarria, Class of 2023
Environmental Justice Co-Chair
jahomaechevarria@ucdavis.edu

Julia is a second-year law student at King Hall. She grew up in Boise, Idaho, and graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2018 with a B.S. in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. During undergrad, Julia conducted various research including on riparian vegetation restoration in Colorado, natural resource management in South Dakota, and the environmental impacts of tourism in Panama. Prior to law school she worked for Biomark in marketing and advertising. During her free time, Julia enjoys yoga, rock climbing, hiking, watercolor painting, and baking.

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Sarah Chen Small, Class of 2023
Diversity Chair
scsmall@ucdavis.edu

Sarah is a 2L from San Francisco with an interest in environmental justice and consumer protection. In undergrad she worked for the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, focusing on the industry targeting of marginalized communities. After graduating she worked for the Controller's Office in San Francisco as a performance analyst. Sarah also served as the deputy unit lead of the City's Emergency Operations Center Feeding Unit and was responsible for a wide range of duties relating to food security during COVID. Sarah hopes to continue serving her home state and pursue a career representing marginalized communities' environmental health interests.

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Shane Henderson, Class of 2023
Conference Chair

Shane is currently a second year at UC Davis School of Law. Born in Reno, Nevada, Shane grew up traversing the Sierra Nevada mountains. Shane then attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where he majored in international economics and international affairs. During his undergraduate career, Shane studied abroad in New Zealand, South Africa and China and worked for the Governor of Colorado. Following graduation, Shane worked at a nonprofit called Project CURE and a local refugee resettlement center. Shane then spent six months traveling across the US in an old camper, exploring national parks, mountain biking, skiing and meeting people from all over the country. Over the summer of 2021, Shane completed a judicial externship in Anchorage, Alaska. Shane is interested in working in environmental litigation for a nonprofit following law school. When not in class, Shane is usually hiking, biking, skiing or climbing somewhere around California. 

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Chloe Lew, Class of 2023
Marketing Chair
cslew@ucdavis.edu

Chloe is a 2L at King Hall and serves as Marketing Chair. Chloe received her Bachelor's in English from Kenyon College, and a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University. Following her graduate studies, Chloe worked in the non-profit sector in Israel, specializing in inter-communal exchange between Palestinians and Israelis, and then as a Defense Correspondent for the international news network i24NEWS. Most recently, she worked as the Development Associate for the Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz. Chloe enjoys hiking, skiing, figure drawing, and the New York Times Crossword.

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Michaela Anang, Class of 2023
General Board Member
manang@ucdavis.edu

Michaela Anang (she/they) is pursuing a combined JD-PhD in law and Geography with a passion for equity & environmental justice. Michaela has served in positions in education, the nonprofit sector, as well as activist spaces, with a community-centered focus on anti-oppression, racial and disability justice, healing, and poetic expression. You can find them seeking joy through karaoke, deep conversation, cake, and the color purple.

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Jack Mensik, Class of 2022
General Board Member
jvmensik@ucdavis.edu

Jack is a third-year law student at King Hall. Jack was born and raised in Chicago, IL and earned a B.A. in History from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME in 2014. He worked for an asylum and refugee law project on the US-Mexico border between 2015-16. Jack then earned a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from University of Chicago in 2019, where he researched rainwater harvesting in Mexico City. Jack spent his 1L summer interning for the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, where he researched legal issues involving livestock ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore. Outside of law school, Jack enjoys skiing, surfing, and rock climbing, as well as photography and playing guitar.


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Chad Oliver, Class of 2022
General Board Member
chad.l.oliver@gmail.com

Chad is a third-year student at King Hall with an interest in environmental and energy law.  He grew up near Mount Shasta, CA and studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz.  During undergrad, Chad conducted field research on northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park and tropical forest restoration in southern Costa Rica.  Prior to law school, Chad served for two years as an agroforestry specialist for the Peace Corps in Senegal.  During his 1L summer, Chad worked as a legal intern at the California ISO.  In his free time, Chad enjoys gardening, backpacking, and making high-fire ceramics.

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Vivienne Pismarov, Class of 2022
General Board Member
vapismarov@ucdavis.edu

Vivienne is a 3L at King Hall and serves as the ELS Co-Chair. Vivienne is from Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the University of Francisco with a degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate career, she interned at the American Civil Liberties's Jails Project, the Public Defenders Service of D.C., and the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco. This past summer, Vivienne was the California Lawyers Association Environmental Law Diversity and Inclusion Fellow at Earthjustice. She is also the Vice President of King Hall's Trial Practice Competition Team and is a member of the UC Davis Law Review. For fun, Vivienne enjoys going to the beach, dog-watching, and watching reality TV shows.

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Danielle Rosenduft, Class of 2022
General Board Member
drosenduft@ucdavis.edu

Danielle Rosenduft is a third-year law student and serves as the Marketing Chair. She graduated in 2018 from Northeastern University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. She spent her 1L summer as a legal intern for the California Energy Commission. Before coming to law school, she spent a year working as a Conflicts Analyst for a law firm in Palo Alto. She has previously interned for U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, the Sierra Club, and Congressman Scott Peters re-election campaign. At King Hall, she is a member of the UC Davis Law Review and serves as Research Chair on the board of the King Hall Negotiations Team. She is passionate about marine life and hopes to pursue a career in energy law. In her free time, she loves cheering on the San Jose Sharks and the San Francisco 49ers.