Title: Associate Attorney
Bar Admissions: HI, MO
Caroline Ishida is an Associate Attorney in Earthjustice's Mid-Pacific office, located in Honolulu, HI. Caroline has been interested in environmental issues since she was a young child—she was a frequent author of letters-to-the-editor at various children’s environmental magazines and of letters to companies asking them to improve their environmental practices. She has taken this passion for environmental protection into her career as an attorney.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Caroline Ishida worked as the Staff Attorney for Missouri Coalition for the Environment, an environmental non-profit organization, where she handled legal matters and policy issues involving concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), opposition to a large-scale development at the Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and improvement of state water regulations, among other issues. Before that, Caroline worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the St. Louis office of the Missouri Attorney General where she handled family and administrative law cases. Caroline has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and History from Washington University in St. Louis, where she had the opportunity to study abroad in Brisbane, Australia and work on environmental issues in another part of the world. Caroline received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Associate Editor of the Washington University Law Review and Vice-President of the Environmental Law Society. She is also an alumnus of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Law Clinic at Washington University School of Law, where she worked on environmental cases involving CAFOs and childhood lead poisoning in St. Louis. Caroline is originally from Chicago, IL.