- Wednesday, November 8, 2023
- Online Event
We held a virtual open house for current law students and recent graduates to learn about career opportunities in public interest, environmental, and public service fields. This online event was held on Wednesday, November 8 from 12pm - 1pm ET.
Litigation Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council
Melanie Calero has worked on cases to ensure access to safe drinking water and fight fossil fuel development. Prior to joining NRDC, Calero worked on complex commercial litigation as an associate at an international law firm in New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from New York University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and served as managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law. While in law school, Calero served as a judicial extern for Judge Laura T. Swain on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a legal intern at the Environmental Defense Fund, and a student legal representative in the immigrants’ rights clinic. She is based in NRDC’s New York office.
Clean Energy Legal Fellow
Lauren McCrea (she, her) is an attorney with experience in energy and environmental law with a dedication to serving the public interest. She previously worked in state government focusing on environmental issues.Read More
Tatiana Zapata is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. She was the Co-Founder and Vice President of the school’s Environmental Law Society, as well as a student member of the NYCBA Committee on Environmental Law. Tatiana is a first-generation law school graduate and Colombian immigrant dedicated to advocating on behalf of historically marginalized communities. She previously worked as a legal intern at the Center before joining staff full time.Read More