In January, we welcomed new paralegal and office administrator Lauren Justice to the NELC team.

Lauren received a B.A. from Boston University in 2022, majoring in English Literature with a minor in Political Science. Prior to joining NELC, Lauren worked as a paralegal at an immigration law firm. While there, she became interested in the overlaps between immigration law and environmental law, and the ways in which human-imposed physical immigration borders inevitably cut through and disrupt natural environments. This led her to a decision to work full-time on behalf of the environment.

Lauren is no stranger to tackling things head-on: she was a starting player on B.U.’s Division 1 Women’s Rugby Team, which earned her a broken nose in a (successful) attempt to keep her team’s possession of the ball during a heated sevens match.

Lauren is also a life-long outdoorswoman, and her latest endeavor is to find someone to teach her how to fly-fish.