Welcome Laura!

Dear friends,

We look forward to welcoming ELAW Fellow Laura Palmese on Sunday.

Laura is a public interest environmental attorney at Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de Honduras (IDAMHO, Environmental Law Institute). ELAW has worked with IDAMHO for many years to protect the Mesoamerican Reef and challenge short-sighted tourism development.

Laura says:

“We are amplifying the voices of communities and making the government accountable to its people, its land, and its natural resources.”

While here, Laura will work one-on-one with the ELAW team and study English at the University of Oregon’s American English Institute (AEI), which generously provides ELAW Fellows with a “Director’s Distinction Scholarship.”

AEI’s Intensive English Program receives high marks from ELAW Fellows. Earlier this year, Ukrainian attorney Nataliya Horodetska completed the Program. She recently wrote that she is now using “legal and scientific resources that are not available in Ukrainian or Russian.”

We look forward to collaborating with Laura and connecting her with the global ELAW network!

All the best,

Michele Kuhnle
Donor Liaison
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

P.S. Many thanks to Jared Rubin and Penny Salus for hosting Laura while she is in Eugene. If you would like to host an ELAW Fellow, please contact Maggie Keenan, ELAW Fellows Program Coordinator (maggie@elaw.org).