University of Oregon School of Law Eugene, OR Juris Doctor, May 2010
- Recipient, Post-Graduate Fellowship Award, March 2010
- Sole recipient, Choice for Peggy Browning Fund, October 2009
- Recipient, Award of Excellence (Law) Scholarship, August 2007–August 2009
- Co-Director, University of Oregon National Lawyers Guild Chapter, May 2008–May 2009
- Research Assistant, Professor Ibrahim Gassama, January 2009–May 2010
- Presented paper: Mandatory Sentencing Minimums Effects on Woman at Portia Project Conference, October 2008
Kenyon College Gambier, OH Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, May 2003
Freelance Consulting California, Oregon
Just me, Sept 2014 – Present
Solving problems and creating strategies for nonprofits, social enterprises, agriculturists and nontraditional businesses.
Green Collar Consulting, LLC Northern California
Co-Founder, Co-Owner, December 2016 – Present
Advising commercial medical cannabis cultivators and extractors on how to intertwine environmental best-practices for economic best results
International Disaster Volunteers Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines
Management and Systems Consultant, March 2014-August 2014
Advise Executive Director and in-country management team on best practices, facilitate and train on internal communications, perform systems analysis and ensure all legal requirements are met.
Philippines Communitere Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines
Operations Director, March 2014 – August 2014
Ensure smooth transition of operations from disaster response to development; liaise with UN Clusters and develop working partnerships; recruit volunteers and local staff; oversee all office management.
Johnson Law Group International Burlington, VT
Associate Attorney, August 2012 – March 2014
Advised USAID funded international development organizations on legal and business questions and fulfilled governance and rule of law contracts with same. Represent clients in business and civil law.
Haiti Communitere (formerly GrassRoots United) Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Legal and Business Director, April 2011 – 2014
Advise disaster response organization’s Executive Director and core management team regarding monitoring and evaluation, human resources, corporate sustainability, real estate acquisitions, expansion strategies and related legal issues.
Core Management Team Member, October 2010–April 2011
Created org chart; developed monitoring and evaluation procedures; supervised Public Relations/Fundraising Team. Wrote grants, RFPs, press releases, fundraising copy, program proposals, program reports, and all literature sent to prospective volunteers.
Legal Coordinator, October 2010 – April 2011
Negotiated and drafted Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with multiple partner international organizations. Provided risk assessments for volunteer activities in Port-au-Prince.
Law Offices of Michael Tedesco Portland, OR
Law Clerk, December 2009–May 2010
Researched advisory briefs for union-side labor attorneys for negotiation, arbitration and grievance proceedings with a focus on health insurance compensation.
Professor Ibrahim Gassama Eugene, OR
Research Assistant, January 2009-May 2010
Researched the founding of the UDHR, human trafficking and modern slavery, the GATT Banana Wars, and future trends in human rights.
The Civil Liberties Defense Center Eugene, OR
Wayne Morse Legal Intern, May 2008–January 2009
Crafted legal documents in support of §1983 excessive force litigation suits. Monitored the 2008 FISA Amendments and investigated the impact of TASERs. Volunteered as a legal observer trainer.
Blodgett, Watts, Volk and Sawyer, PC Burlington, VT
Legal Intern, June 2006–January 2007; Summer 2009
Conducted legal research regarding state and federal family and criminal defense law.
Jane’s World, Inc. San Francisco, CA
Sales (brick/mortar and web) Management and Fashion Buyer, November 2004–June 2006
Part of upper management team during rebranding campaign of women’s athletic gear retailer.