Upon graduation from Lewis & Clark in 1992, Stephanie Parent served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice representing the Department of Agriculture, where she gained extensive experience litigating public lands cases. After several years, she and her family returned to Portland where she became a staff attorney and clinical professor for the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (Now Earthrise). While at PEAC, Stephanie developed a powerful record of precedent-setting victories, including many of the important 9th Circuit public lands cases in this decade. She also mentored many students who have gone on to become powerful public interest litigators in their own right. Stephanie now works at the Center for Biological Diversity as a Senior Attorney in the Environmental Health program.