Meet Marie Kyle Fall 2016 Intern

This fall Trustees for Alaska is lucky to have an intern that already comes with a law degree. Marie Kyle will conduct legal research, draft pleadings, participate in client meetings and assist with litigation. Interns provide critical legal support to Trustees at the same time as they gain valuable on the ground legal experience. Meet Marie:

Intern Marie Kyle with Nupste enjoying Chugach State Park.
Intern Marie Kyle with Nupste enjoying Chugach State Park.

MARIE KYLE is thrilled to be joining the Trustees team this fall. In May, Marie packed up her two dogs and her remaining moving gear and made the roughly 2,500-mile drive from Seattle to Anchorage. As soon as she arrived, she knew she was home. Marie has always had a strong passion for the outdoors and the mountains in particular, so living in Anchorage has been a dream come true for her.

Marie graduated from Vermont Law School in 2013 and spent the next two years clerking for Chief Judge Laurel Siddoway in the Washington State Court of Appeals. As soon as she finished clerking, Marie—along with her fiancé and their two dogs—spent the next several months hiking on the Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail. When they returned from their 200-mile hike, Marie spent most of the next year studying photography while they figured out where they wanted to settle. Alaska was an easy choice.

Ever since her final year at the University of Puget Sound, Marie knew she wanted to practice environmental law because she wanted to protect the incredible places she had come to know and love during her time spent in the Great Outdoors. During law school, Marie demonstrated her interest and commitment to the environment by publishing two law review articles relating to environmental law and working as a student research associate for the law school’s Water and Justice Program. She also participated in two moot court competitions and took numerous courses in environmental law. Marie has long been a fan of Trustees for Alaska. She can’t wait to begin helping the rest of the team in protecting what she considers to be the most beautiful place on earth.