Native Environmental Sovereignty Project

Fellows with the Native Environmental Sovereignty Project explore the intersection of tribal sovereignty with the protection of tribal natural resources.

14th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture 



Recent Publications 


NESP Fellows

Peter Jensen- 3L- Bowerman Fellow

Peter Jensen grew up playing in the mountains of the Wasatch and Uinta Ranges near Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to law school, Peter completed a B.S. in Environmental Science and Sustainability at the University of Utah. After graduating, he worked in research at the University of Utah, researching food and environmental justice, as well as for Patagonia, managing their environmental program in Utah. After law school, Peter hopes to continue to fight for better environmental justice outcomes at the intersection of public health and environmental litigation. Outside of school and work, Peter is most always playing outside with his wife and little boy as well as logging miles in the Pacific North West’s old growth forests. Last summer he worked at the firm Epperson & Owens in Salt Lake City. 

Reza Sadeghzadeh- 3L- Bowerman Fellow

Reza grew up in Iran during the early stage of his childhood and migrated to California as a young teenager. Prior to law school, he attended and graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Art degree. There he studied Philosophy, Political Science, and Communication. He spent this last summer interning for WildEarth Guardians, where he worked to help recover the salmon and steelhead population in Upper Willamette River. Reza is planning to use his legal education to give voice to the voiceless, especially the ones facing excitation, and help protect our environment for the next generation. Last summer he interned with WildEarth Guardians and the Civil Liberties Defense Center.