Nico Wedekind

Nico Wedekind

Summer Associate - 2020

Name: Nico Wedekind

Education/Professional Background: B.A./M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, currently enrolled at University of Washington School of Law. Between law school and my M.A., I worked in DC as a research assistant at a research institute, then did a hard 180º and started brewing cider. After that, I was a ski instructor for a couple of winters.

Hometown: Menlo Park, California

What brought you to Crag?: Crag’s efforts to make the environmental legal world more accessible and inclusive to clients, and the tangible level of enthusiasm on the part of the staff when discussing the issues they get to work on.

What are your environmental/legal interests?: Environmental Justice, Natural Resource Law, Land Use Planning, Native American Law, Legislation and Public Policy, Civil Rights Law.

What work will I be doing at Crag?: I will be working on NEPA and ESA issues, and hopefully will be doing some policy work as well!

Favorite place to recreate or be in nature?: I lived in Lake Tahoe for a while, and the mountain biking and backcountry skiing there is hard to beat, plus the views are always great. However, since moving to Washington, I’ve loved biking at Galbraith in Bellingham, Capitol Forest near Olympia, and a couple of the local spots near Seattle. Backcountry skiing throughout the state has been amazing.

Favorite book?: Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey. Although a close second is The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan.

Favorite quote?: “Make the effort and make the effort and make the effort until you no longer need to, until we don’t need to keep having this conversation. Change requires intent and effort. It really is that simple.”- Roxane Gay