My Summer Internship Experience

Amidst the global pandemic, I was quite unsure about summer internship opportunities and jobs. Before students transitioned to online learning, I had applied for a legal internship in the City of Yonkers. Though I applied very early, throughout the Spring semester, I heard many students’ internships were being cancelled or postponed and I was veryContinue reading “My Summer Internship Experience”

Making Connections with Environmental Law Concepts during the Summer and COVID-19 Pandemic

While it was sad to leave campus when Barnard and Columbia moved to virtual classes, studying during the spring and spending the summer at home afforded me new opportunities to engage with the concepts covered in Professor Neacsu’s Spring 2020 Environmental Law class. During the Environmental Law class, I became particularly fascinated with the Clean Water ActContinue reading “Making Connections with Environmental Law Concepts during the Summer and COVID-19 Pandemic”

Working for the Environment as a Young Lawyer

Do you sometimes wonder how to make your voice heard? So far, 2020 has brought a global pandemic, social isolation, civil unrest, and economic hardship. It might feel like you need more credentials – and more wrinkles – before you can do anything about it. Not so. Though you might not change the world inContinue reading “Working for the Environment as a Young Lawyer”

Environmental Disaster – Beirut

You’ve probably heard this news by now:  A major explosion happened on Tuesday August 4th in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut. While not nuclear, some say it’s the most destructive explosion in record after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  News outlets all over the world have reported on it, you can follow here https://twitter.com/i/events/1290676374433234945.  While the cause of thisContinue reading “Environmental Disaster – Beirut”

Article Summary and Commentary: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic

The Atlantic recently wrote a very interesting article about how America needs to prepare for a “double pandemic”. As new diseases continue to pop up and spread at a rapid pace, the chances of the world facing two pandemics at once are getting higher and higher. This article points out that “Having failed to leadContinue reading “Article Summary and Commentary: America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic”

Anti-Racism Statement

The STEM departments at Barnard (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Math, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology)  join the millions of people around the world who are saying “enough” – enough race-based killing, enough brutality, enough systematic injustices that deprive people of life, liberty and peace. It feels long overdue to say thisContinue reading “Anti-Racism Statement”

United States of America v. Maldonado-Passage

U.S. District CourtWestern District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 5:18-cr-00227-SLP All Defendants DOCKET INFORMATION Minimize   DATE FILED Sep 5, 2018   STATUS APPEAL, CLOSED, DET, _PTC   ASSIGNED TO Honorable Scott L. Palk   DATE TERMINATED 2020-01-23   DISTRICT   Appeals court case number: 20-6010 Tenth Circuit DESCRIPTION SEALED INDICTMENTContinue reading “United States of America v. Maldonado-Passage”

EPA Chief Says Virus-Linked Looser Enforcement Rules ‘Very Mild’ – Article from Bloomberg Law

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency’s response to relaxing enforcement due to the noval coronavirus pandemic has been “very mild” compared to the Obama administration’s similar approach to natural disasters. In an interview on Thursday, Wheeler said the pandemic has put the Environmental Protection Agency in the unusual position of handling requests for guidanceContinue reading “EPA Chief Says Virus-Linked Looser Enforcement Rules ‘Very Mild’ – Article from Bloomberg Law”

USCSA Nationals Experience with COVID-19 and Climate Change (Caroline Crowell)

A few weeks ago, I went up to Lake Placid to compete in USCSA nationals for alpine ski racing with the Columbia ski team. The competition was supposed to take place over 6 days, Monday through Saturday, with different disciplines competing and training on different days. The races took place at Whiteface Mountain, which isContinue reading “USCSA Nationals Experience with COVID-19 and Climate Change (Caroline Crowell)”

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