Meet CLA’s Summer 2019 Interns
Please join us in welcoming our spectacular team of summer interns! This diverse crew of law students will be providing invaluable assistance to several legal projects over the summer months.
Learn more about each member of our eighth class of accomplished and engaging legal interns, Hannah Ford-Stille, Nicholle Vo and Colleen O’Connor Collins, who have joined us in our mission to defend the quality of water in the Chesapeake Bay community.
Hannah Ford-Stille is a 2L at Santa Clara University School of Law. Hannah has her B.A. in Political Science and History and a minor in African Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She previously worked as a paralegal intern for Morrison & Foerster LLP and has participated in the Northern California Innocence Project Clinic.
“I chose to come to CLA because I want to practice environmental law after I graduate. Through CLA, I want to learn about water rights as well as how to advocate for individuals whose water rights are impacted.”
Nicholle Vo is a rising 3L at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Nicholle received her B.A. in Government and Politics and minor in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. As a student attorney in the Small Business and Community Equity Development Clinic, Nicholle assisted in researching and writing the NAACP’s Transformational Climate Adaptation Finance Toolkit. Nicholle previously interned for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission as a Legislative Aide, and is currently a Girl Scout Troop Leader.
“This summer, I chose CLA to gain more exposure in environmental law and to understand how I can better affect change in an area I call home.”
Colleen O’Connor Collins isa 1L at University of Maryland Francis King Carey Law School. Colleen has her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from Maryland Institute College of Art. She previously worked as a solar Engineer for Standard Energy Solutions and interned for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
“Being from Baltimore, I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. Watching the Bay’s health change during my life time has driven my passion for environmental law. I feel incredibly privileged to work with such an amazing organization that protects and serves communities who share my love for the Chesapeake.“