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David manages ELAW’s website and helps ELAW partners around the world use web-based tools to protect communities and the environment. David graduated from the University of Oregon in 2006 with a degree in biochemistry and is currently studying computer science at the UofO.

Jennifer joined ELAW in 1993, and manages ELAW's Legal Assistance Program and collaborates with lawyers around the world to strengthen and enforce laws that protect the environment and human rights.

Krista is the Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for ELAW. Krista graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and International Studies from the University of Oregon in 2014.

ELAW U.S. Executive Director Bern Johnson leads the U.S. office of ELAW and helps lawyers around the world protect the environment through law.

Lori helped launch the ELAW network in 1991 and has traveled to Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and Central and South America to reach out to public interest advocates and help build strong organizations and cross-border collaboration.

Mark helps attorneys and citizens make effective use of scientific information to defend the environment. Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University.

Glenn joined ELAW in 2000 to manage ELAW's computer network. Glenn works with ELAW's international partners to help them use technology to protect the environment. His work has taken him to Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Nepal, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Liz provides legal assistance to grassroots attorneys outside the U.S. who are working to protect communities and the environment. She joined ELAW in 2007. Liz holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and was a Thomas J. Watson fellow.

Meche provides on-site support for air, water, and soil quality analysis, and expert opinion on environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and environmental health. Her work with ELAW began in Peru in 1991 and joined the ELAW's U.S. office in 2003.

Heidi brings expertise in marine and coastal ecology to ELAW. She has degrees from Harvard and Tufts, and a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied the effects of nutrient pollution on marine species.

Ashley manages ELAW’s China Program, and works with donors to ensure their gifts help ELAW and its partners achieve lasting impacts around the world. She received her LL.M. from Ocean University of China in Environmental & Natural Resources Protection Law.

Killian helps ELAW’s legal team provide assistance to environmental and human rights advocates around the world. Killian holds a M.A. in Development Management & Policy from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.

Maggie writes grants, produces ELAW publications, works with journalists, manages the ELAW Fellows Program, and helps ELAW advocates build strong organizations. She joined ELAW in 1999.