ENR Alumni Spotlight

Alumni in the Government Sector

Rachel Kastenberg (’06), Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Rachel has worked on international environmental policy at the U.S. Department of State since September, 2006. She began her career focusing on environment and trade issues in Latin America. She currently works as a special assistant in the Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change. In this capacity, Rachel helped to develop international climate change policy and strategy leading up to the Copenhagen negations that took place in December 2009.

Jeremy Arling (’04), Attorney, Environmental Protection Agency

Jeremy works in Washington, D.C. at the Environmental Protection Agency. He writes regulations that implement Title VI of the Clean Air Act, specifically the phaseout of stratospheric ozone depleting chemicals such as CFCs, HCFCs, and methyl bromide.

Alumni Working for Law Firms

Chad Marriott (’09), Associate Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP

Chad is an associate in the Energy and Telecommunications group in Stoel Rives’ Portland, Oregon office. He concentrates his practice on project development for a variety of renewable and more traditional energy technologies, including wind, solar, hydro, natural gas, tidal and wave power.

Justin Massey (’03), Attorney, Miller, Axline & Sawyer

Justin’s practice focuses on bringing cutting-edge toxic tort cases involving contamination of public water supply systems. Miller, Axline & Sawyer is located in Sacramento, California.

Alumni in the Non-Profit Sector

Jonathan Evans (’06), Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law, and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.

Michelle Halley (’00), Attorney & Lake Superior Project Manager, National Wildlife Federation

Michelle has represented NWF and other clients in litigation and law-making procedures at the Michigan Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and in state and federal administrative proceedings, including complex litigation regarding the proposed Kennecott mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Michelle is also an active solo practitioner.