Kylie Wager Cruz is a senior associate attorney with the Mid-Pacific regional office in Honolulu, HI.
Prior to joining Earthjustice, Kylie completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald, Chief Justice of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court. After graduating from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law in December of 2013, Kylie served as a legal fellow at the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources and as a legal intern at the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission. During law school, she worked as a summer law clerk in the Mid-Pacific regional office and as an extern for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton, circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also held several research positions focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate adaptation law and policy.
Kylie was raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, where she spent much of her time outdoors hiking, climbing, kayaking, and skiing. She attended Boston University and spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Kylie moved to Hawaiʻi in 2006. She is an avid surfer and yogini, and an amateur gardener.
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