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Law student, University of Washington in Seattle
Rachel Cook is a native of the Appalachian hills of southeastern Ohio and the daughter of a coal miner. This background provides a unique and informed perspective to Rachel’s passion of developing collaborative and integrative approaches to natural resource management, particularly those related to oil, gas, and coal extraction and water quality. After graduating summa cume laude from Ohio University, Rachel worked at the Department of Justice in the Environmental Crimes Section in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she was involved with the preparation landmark cases under the Lacey Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Rachel is currently a second-year law student at the University of Washington in Seattle and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow. She serves on the Board of Green law, writes for the Pacific Rim Journal of Law and Policy and is versed in Persian.