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2020-2021

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Vivienne Pismarov, Class of 2022
Co-Chair
vapismarov@ucdavis.edu

Vivienne is a 2L 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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Tyler Szeto, Class of 2022
Co-Chair
tbszeto@ucdavis.edu

Tyler is a second-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.


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Kathrine Schulze, Class of 2022
Symposium Chair
katschulze@ucdavis.edu

Kathrine Schulze is a second-year law student and serves as Symposium Chair. Before coming to law school, she worked as a paralegal in a corporate law firm in New York. Previously, she worked in public relations and journalism. She is interested in the intersection of environmental law and human rights. In her free time, she loves to read, hike, and travel with her dog, Brandy.  

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Lauren Murvihill, Class of 2022
Symposium Chair
lmurvihill@ucdavis.edu

Lauren is a 2L and the Symposium Chair for ELS. She grew up in Fremont, CA, and graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Linguistics and Political Science–Public Service. Before law school, Lauren got involved in environmental justice and advocacy work through interning with the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Unit and the Sierra Club. She has conducted research regarding the intersection of environmental justice and linguistic isolation, a topic she is especially interested in. At King Hall, Lauren is also the 2L Editor-in-Chief of Environs Environmental Law and Policy Journal, and the External Relations Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. In her spare time, she loves to listen to her vinyl record collection and play with her dog.

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Jack Mensik, Class of 2022
Conference Chair
jvmensik@ucdavis.edu

Jack is a second-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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Sara Eddy, Class of 2022
Conference Chair
smeddy@ucdavis.edu

Sara is a second-year law student at King Hall. Sara grew up in Olympia, WA and moved to California to attend Cal Poly for undergrad. She received a B.S. in Environmental Earth Sciences in 2018. She has worked as a legal assistant at a small firm and has been involved with various environmental nonprofits. She is specifically interested in groundwater and soil. Sara is an avid rock climber, skier and swimmer .


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Chad Oliver, Class of 2022
Treasurer
chad.l.oliver@gmail.com

Chad is a second-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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Danielle Rosenduft, Class of 2022
Marketing Chair
drosenduft@ucdavis.edu

Danielle Rosenduft is a second-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. 


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Marjan Kris Abubo, Class of 2022
Diversity Chair
mrabubo@ucdavis.edu

Marjan Kris (he/him/his) is ecstatically exploring the intersection of environmental and tax law at King Hall. Committed to sustainable and equitable development, he interned for the Center for Biological Diversity this summer and worked on projects related to public lands, endangered species, and the urban-wildlands interface. He hopes to continue exploring his legal interests this year as the ELS's Diversity Chair as well as co-chairing the Filipinx Law Students Association and clerking with an affordable housing development law firm. Prior to law school, Marjan Kris worked for municipal governments in Southern California to institutionalize programs related to energy-efficiency, small business preservation, and green space access. When he's not in his designated "remote study space" of his house this fall, he's in his designated "plant space", watering the over 100 houseplants that he's amassed. If he dares to venture outdoors, you can catch him rebuilding his finger muscles at Indian Rock in Berkeley.

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Grecia Orozco, Class of 2022
Environmental Justice Chair
grorozco@ucdavis.edu

Grecia is a second-year law student at King Hall and serves as the ELS Environmental Justice Chair. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Anthropology, as well as a minor in Global Sustainability from UCI. In undergrad, she conducted research on environmental justice and the effects of environmental racism on low-income communities. Last summer she interned in Oakland for the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, archery, and a variety of tabletop games.

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Jillian Ames, Class of 2021
General Board Member
jeames@ucdavis.edu

Jillian is a third-year law student at King Hall. Jillian grew up in Santa Cruz, California, but spent several years living outside the state. Following her undergraduate studies at UCLA, Jillian moved to Austin, Texas where she received her M.A. in Geography/ Environmental Studies at the University of Austin, Texas. Her research focused on global health, climate change, and wildlife conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Upon graduating in 2016, Jillian moved to Washington D.C. where she worked in technical management consulting before deciding to move back to her home state for law school. Jillian has worked at the California Office of the Attorney General for the Environmental sections; the State Water Resources Control Board in the Office of Chief Counsel; and Hanson Bridgett, LLP during her time at King Hall. At King Hall, Jillian serves as the Westlaw student representative, is a research assistant for Professor Lin and Professor Frank, and TAs for Professor Windsor. In her free time, Jillian enjoys swimming, running, and hiking in Desolation Wilderness.


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Adam Vasquez, Class of 2021
General Board Member
avas@ucdavis.edu

Adam Vasquez is a third-year law student and serves as General Board Member of ELS. Adam spent his 1L summer working for the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation, an environmental non-profit, previously clerked for Soluri Meserve, a Sacramento Environmental law firm, and currently clerks at Brain Blaising Smith Wynne, P.C., a small Sacramento based law firm representing clients on energy related matters. Prior to attending law school, Adam studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he majored in Political Science as well as Philosophy of Ethics and Public Policy. Adam's hobbies include rugby, backpacking, and poetry.

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Samantha Blemker, Class of 2021
General Board Member
srblemker@ucdavis.edu

Sam is a 2L at King Hall and serves as the ELS Co-Chair. She grew up in Camarillo, CA, but went back east to Villanova University where she received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Geography. Sam conducted numerous research projects in undergrad that focused on coastal ecosystems along the East Coast and in Puerto Rico. When she is not studying, Sam enjoys going to spin classes, cooking vegan cuisine, and listening to music or podcasts.

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Kelly Beskin, Class of 2021
General Board Member
kvbeskin@ucdavis.edu

Kelly Beskin is a 3L student at King Hall and serves as a General Board Member. She has previously served as Symposium Co-Chair (2019-2020) and Symposium Committee Member (2018-2019). She grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in entomology from the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University, respectively. In her free time, she enjoys homebrewing, hiking, and traveling.

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Kate Cooper, Class of 2021
General Board Member
klcooper@ucdavis.edu

Kate is a 3L and an editor of Environs in addition to her involvement with ELS. Kate has a B.S. in Environmental Studies and was an Environmental Ethics Fellow as an undergrad. Kate developed a deep appreciation for the environment growing up, and since then has been interested in environmental issues. During college she interned at a land trust and before law school she worked at The Nature Conservancy. Kate has interned at CAL FIRE and the State Water Resources Control Board. Kate enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her dog.

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Carson Graves, Class of 2021
General Board Member
cagraves@ucdavis.edu

Carson is a third-year law student at King Hall. He received his B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis in 2018, as well as two minors in Economics and Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning. Originally from Ventura, CA, Carson grew up hiking, backpacking, and enjoying the outdoors. During his undergraduate studies, Carson guided two 10-day backpacking trips along the John Muir Trail, which he aims to complete in its entirety one day! He hopes to pursue a career in environmental law in order to help preserve the landscapes that have inspired him so much. Carson spent his 1L summer as a Judicial Extern at the Sacramento Superior Court and his 2L summer as a legal intern with the CA State Water Resources Control Board. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, checking national parks off his bucket-list, touring craft breweries, backpacking, and anything to do with the ocean.

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Annette Brennan, Class of 2023
1L Representative
aebrennan@ucdavis.edu

Annette is a first-year student at King Hall and serves as the 1L Representative. 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
1L Representative
cloosbrock@ucdavis.edu

Casey is a 1L at King Hall and serves as an ELS 1L Representative. 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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Chloe Lew, Class of 2023
Symposium Committee Member
cslew@ucdavis.edu

Chloe is a 1L at King Hall and serves as a Symposium Committee Member. 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 coexistence programs and improved relations between Jews and Arabs, and then as a Defense Correspondent for the international news network i24NEWS. She also taught English to African asylum seekers in Tel Aviv. 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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Vrunda Shah, Class of 2023
Symposium Committee Member
vashah@ucdavis.edu

Vrunda is a first-year law student and serves as a 1L Symposium Committee member. 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
Symposium Committee Member
elyip@ucdavis.edu

Emma is a first-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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Sarah Chen Small, Class of 2023
1L Diversity Chair
scsmall@ucdavis.edu

Sarah is a 1L 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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Julia Homaechevarria, Class of 2023
1L Environmental Justice Co-Chair
jahomaechevarria@ucdavis.edu

Julia is a first-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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Maeve Estrada, Class of 2023
1L Environmental Justice Co-Chair
mestrada@ucdavis.edu

Maeve is a first-year law student at King Hall and serves as the ELS 1L Environmental Justice Co-Chair. She grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to San Francisco for her undergraduate studies. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco and majored in English and Political Science. As an undergrad, she interned at California Rural Legal Assistance and the district office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Her undergraduate senior thesis was about the ways environmental landscapes impact  Latinx literature. She is interested in learning more about sustainable solutions to the inequities low-income communities face as a result of various environmental injustices. During her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Compadre.