Oceans, Coasts, and Watersheds Project
Engaging the law to promote sustainability for ocean, coastal, and freshwater resources
Building on the law school's rich heritage in both ocean and coastal law and water law, the Ocean, Coasts, and Watersheds Project explores cutting-edge issues in both marine and freshwater environments.
Ally Hoffman, a native from Eugene, Oregon, graduated with a Bachelor in Environmental Chemistry from Oregon State University. She previously worked for Olympic National Park and Sequoia National Park and was involved in many projects working to protect the wilderness. Through the National Park Service Ally became interested in environmental law and is currently wanting to be a lawyer for Portland General Electric or NW Natural focusing on coastal energy issues. Ally is currently a second-year law student.
Jill Randolph is a second year law student, and a continuing fellow with the Ocean, Coasts, and Watersheds project. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Jill graduated in 2011 from the University of Idaho with a degree in International Relations. After spending a semester working for a Western Senator on Capitol Hill, Jill developed a dedicated interest in encouraging sustainable growth while promoting conservation efforts to keep the beauty of the West for generations to come. Jill spent her summer working in Eugene for WildEarth Guardians- an environmental interest group- and enjoying all that summer in Oregon has to offer.
Kristina Kraaz is third year law student at University of Oregon School of Law and life-long Oregonian, having grown up in the Eugene-Springfield area. This is her third year as an ENR fellow on the Oceans Coasts and Watersheds Project, and second year as a Willamette Water 2100 fellow. Kristina graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Looking forward, Kristina hopes to combine her legal and technical education to help solve challenging environmental problems faced by Oregonians.
Malia Losordo is a third year law student also pursuing a concurrent degree in Water Resources Policy and Management from Oregon State University. Born and raised in North Carolina, she studied Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while also working for a stream biogeochemistry lab and landscape ecology lab at Duke University. Before law school, Malia worked as an aquaculture specialist for California Sea Grant in San Diego, CA. Malia worked as an Assistant Watermaster for the Oregon Water Resources Department following her 1L year, and interned with the Environmental and Natural Resources Division's Appellate Section at the United States Department of Justice after her 2L year.
Tori Wilder is a second-year law student with an interest in ocean law and international law. She studied philosophy with a focus on environmental ethics at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This summer, Tori worked as a legal intern at the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), where she researched issues including indigenous property rights in Kenya, wetland pollution and workers rights abuses by flower farms in Uganda, and public participation in the Environmental Impact Assessment process for various countries. As a fellow in the Oceans, Coasts and Watersheds Project, Tori will volunteer and help organize ENR events including the 2015 Public Interest Environmental Law conference.
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