Romy LaMarche is an IT Administrative Support Specialist at Earthjustice, married to a great north westerner, raising a three & ½ year old girl, and taming a Duck Tolling Retriever. She is currently studying management at Golden Gate University in San Francisco with a year to finish. She believes in doing her part to conserve the environment just as she remembered it growing up on the island of Jamaica. She remembers white sand beaches, the bluest ocean, and gushing waterfalls. The image of her childhood remains with her and it’s because of these natural beauties she wanted to work for an environmentalist law firm because she is a believer.
Romy has come full circle from her very humble beginnings on the island to the rough streets of Brooklyn. Her first job as a teen was as a file clerk at a New York City law firm and today she works for one of the largest environmentalist law firms in California where she can witness action taking place every day through litigations.
Her most interesting job to date was working as an usher for the Walt Whitman Auditorium at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College where she saw pioneers like Leontyne Price, Dizzy Gillespie and many more live performances that shaped who she is as a free spirit.
Over time, Romy worked in many industries, traveled extensively and lived in Europe until the millennium. It was because of her travels throughout Europe that prompted her return to the states. After seeing unbelievable beauty, like waking up to icicles from the Swiss Alps, hiking on Scaffell Pike in the Lake District, England and walking in the footsteps of Salvador Dali in his birthplace of Fiqueres, Spain, that she found her place back in the states working for Earthjustice. It brings immense joy and rewards that she can share with her little one, for a long time and knowing that there are people out there fighting to keep similar beauty.
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