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Great Rivers Environmental Law Center’s Young Professionals Board


Anna Leavey, President. Anna is a Research Scientist at Washington University in St Louis' Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. She
received her PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests include air pollution, outdoor/indoor air quality, aerosol measurements, exposure assessment and mitigation, public health,environmental policy, energy issues, urban planning, and regulatory compliance. She is looking forward to working with Great Rivers to further their mission of protecting our environment and those who live
within it. 

    Adam Field, Secretary. Adam is an attorney practicing in real estate and general litigation with Martin Leigh PC. He contributes his experience as a litigator defending complex claims in Missouri and Illinois and a passion for  environmentalism informed by his experiences growing up in Canada. Adam is a 2012 graduate of the University
of Law, and he worked at Great Rivers as an interim staff attorney during the fall following his graduation. Adam lives in Webster Groves, where he serves on the City’s Sustainability Commission and enjoys biking on Grant’s Trail.
    Angela Boettcher. Angela is currently working with the law firm Armstrong Teasdale LLP as a legal secretary in the Intellectual Property practice group. She brings with her experience in leadership, event planning, and fundraising gleaned through serving as a member and President of a philanthropic organization during her time at Webster University, where she received her BA in Political Science, emphasizing in Public Law. She currently volunteers for organizations focusing on environmental issues and reproductive justice and enjoys hiking in her free time. Angela is very excited to further her commitment to environmental responsibility through her work with the Great Rivers Young Professionals Board.  
    Bram Boettge. Bram received his M.S. in Sustainability from Saint Louis University, where he focused on urban planning, sustainable transportation, and
geographic information systems. He is currently working in data management at Connections To Success, a local nonprofit that provides individuals with training and
other resources to encourage social and economic sustainability. He is eager to help spread the word about the important work being done at Great Rivers through events and community outreach.
    Christa Gayle. Christa is currently the Managing Owner of ELiTE DiGiTAL, LLC, a graphic design and digital content company in St. Louis. She brings experience to the board in graphic design, media, and marketing. Christa
has also been using her expertise while volunteering for A.L.I.V.E Inc. through providing digital content, design and public speaking. She attended Southeast
Missouri State University with a major in Business Management/Marketing and Customer Relations. She is looking forward to contributing to the incredible efforts
that Great Rivers is committed to, and she is excited to use her knowledge to help promote and raise awareness to the cause.
    Rachel Harris. Rachel is an attorney practicing complex litigation with Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP. She has been involved in a variety of high stakes cases against some of the largest manufacturers of chemicals, drugs, and medical devices. She graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she served as President of the Environmental Law Society, participated in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition, and interned with Great Rivers Environmental Law Center. She has been named the Student Woman of Distinction by the Ozark Alliance of Women and received a U.S. Presidential Service Award for her community service involvement.  
    Dan McFarlane. Dan brings experience in the environmental and public health fields with his position as an Environmental Rep with Saint Louis County Dept. of Public Health. As well as a background in fundraising and event planning and operations stemming from his time as both president and assistant Vice President of two organizations while studying at Saint Louis University; where he received a bachelors in environmental science. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Dan is very excited to be a part of this group and looks forward to promoting and increasing the visibility of Great Rivers.  
    Ségolène Renaze. Ségolène is currently working with Schultz & Associates Law firm as a legal secretary. She brings experience to the board in community outreach having interned with the Sierra Club as a community
organizer for the issue surrounding the Labadie coal plant, raising awareness in the Saint Charles county and reaching out to the community. Prior to working at Schultz & Associates, she interned with Great Rivers, working on the North Saint Louis issue concerning businesses and their emissions. She received her Bachelor in Law from the University of Rennes in France, as well as her Master
in Environment and Law from that same university. By being a member of the Young Professionals Board of Great Rivers she hopes to acquire more experience to be a more efficient community developer. Protecting the environment is a cause for which she is excited to fight.
    Simon Warren. Simon works in the Sustainability Division of a ZMD institution, providing environmental education classes for schools and teachers throughout the region, and coordinating the sustainability efforts for St. Louis colleges and universities. Prior to moving to St. Louis, he taught middle school science in Memphis, TN for several years. He loves learning new languages, messing about in boats, and doing experiments with compost. Simon is very passionate about Great Rivers" mission, and looks forward to being a part of the YPB.  
    Todd Wells. Todd is a practicing attorney, working on a variety of cases from trucking to securities to premises liability. Todd moved to St. Louis to attend Washington University School of Law, and stayed here! His hobbies right now include rock climbing, hiking, and "high-pointing," which means getting to the highest elevation in every U.S. state. He is very excited to join the group and help further the mission of Great Rivers.  
    Tony Zebrowski. Tony has a degree in horticulture and is a certified arborist, and has been a lifelong activist for environmental justice. He is forming a street tree preservation society to help stem the loss of urban canopy due to city budget shortfalls. He spent a year in Americorps after Hurricane Katrina replacing wetlands and working with school children to repair the damage caused to wetlands due to oil and gas channels. He is often involved in local elections, helping candidates fundraise and communicate with volunteers and voters.  
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