Mia Montoya Hammersley is a Healthy Communities Law Fellow based out of the Washington, DC office.
She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she earned certificates in both Environmental Law, Science, and Policy and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy. Prior to law school, Mia earned an M.S. in Water, Society, and Policy from the University of Arizona, and an B.A. in Environmental Studies from Franklin University Switzerland.
During law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, the President of the Environmental Law Society, Secretary of the Native American Law Students Association, and as a founding member of the Justice Advocates Coalition, a student-formed initiative with the goal of promoting social justice initiatives and supporting law students pursuing careers in public interest law. She worked as a summer law clerk for Advocates for the West in Boise, Idaho and for Earthjustice’s Denver Office, in addition to serving as a student volunteer coordinator for Southern Arizona Legal Aid and the Tucson Indian Center. She is passionate about community lawyering and environmental justice.
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