Boston, MA – In August, Mary Rock moved from Michigan to Boston to become the new paralegal and legal administrator for NELC. Mary graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BA in English and a minor in the multi-disciplinary Program in the Environment. Before joining NELC, Mary was a communications intern with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute in Washington, DC, and facilitated writing workshops in Michigan.

Mary is assisting NELC attorneys with enforcing clean air, clean water, and endangered species regulations by developing new cases and researching evidentiary material. She is playing an active role in the case against Exxon-Mobil, maintaining records of illegal air emissions and the patterns of upset events, and in the Atlantic salmon lawsuits, for which she has analyzed fish passage reports and draft species recovery documents.