Erica Proulx

Erica Proulx

Intern - 2020

School: University of Washington School of Law

Hometown: As a consequence of relocating a lot as a child, I have lived in eight different states all across the country. I firmly believe the Northwest is my hometown even though I have only lived here as an adult.

What brought you to Crag?: My career goal is to practice environmental law in a public interest capacity, and I heard very positive things about Crag’s work through classmates and professors at UW. I am particularly inspired by Crag’s legal aid, client-focused model and mission of supporting and elevating other organizations or individuals through partnerships.

What are your environmental/legal interests?: I want to serve the planet and our communities by working for a healthy, diverse environment in any way that I can. As a result, I am interested in all facets of environmental law. Some areas that I am particularly excited to learn more about include climate change, wildlife and natural resources, environmental justice, and sustainability and social responsibility.

What will your work focus on while at Crag?: I will be doing legal research and writing to support Crag’s work on current and upcoming cases. I am eager to work with several areas of environmental law and to learn more about non-profit law practice management.

Favorite place to recreate or be in nature: Central Oregon and Isle Royale National Park

Favorite Book: I cannot possibly choose only one favorite book, so I’ll just name one of many: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

Favorite quote: “From the very beginning of the world, the other species were a lifeboat for the people. Now, we must be theirs.” Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass