Co-Editors in Chief
As a business/ accounting major, Benjamin had to complete a mock business plan that incorporated elements from several different classes into one project. Their business plan was for a nonprofit sheep sanctuary located in New Zealand. They continue to be both grateful and excited to continue to weave the exploration of animal welfare issues into other aspects of their education. Animal Law Review was a major deciding factor in choosing to attend Lewis & Clark and they are so incredibly grateful for the privilege of being a part of our inspiring community.
Ana is a third-year law student from Kailua, Hawaii. She earned a BA in International Relations from the University of San Francisco, then spent three years teaching high school English in Okinawa as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. After returning from Okinawa, Ana worked as the education coordinator for a nonprofit focused on children’s art and sustainability programs in Hawaii. Prior to serving as a Managing Editor, Ana was an Animal Law Review source checker and Associate Editor. In her free time, Ana enjoys swimming, diving, and hanging out with other people’s dogs.
May is a second year law student with a focus on Animal and Criminal Law. Born into the U.S. Air Force, she spent her childhood stationed overseas until finally moving to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a BA in History from Northeastern University. May has worked in many nonprofits and spent years in the corporate law world, and is currently working for a prosecuting attorney’s office. May hopes to use her experience to incorporate the prosecution of factory farming violations into her work, in the hopes that we may move toward a world where “livestock” are treated not as living stock items but as animals to be treated with dignity and respect.
Miranda is a second year law student and a Portland native. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Bioethics. Following undergrad, Miranda lived in an intentional community and worked at a domestic violence nonprofit for a year while doing Avodah, the Jewish Service Corps. Miranda came to Lewis and Clark for the Animal Law program and joined ALR as a 1L source checker. During her first-year summer, Miranda found her passion for legislative/policy work while interning at the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) and wants to help eradicate animal-based research. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Kathy Hessler. In her free time, Miranda enjoys dancing, hiking, and day-dreaming about the many animal companions she hopes to have post-grad.
Natassia is a second-year law student originally from Buffalo, New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior, Communications, and Political Science. She came to Lewis & Clark Law School because of its amazing Animal Law program, and she plans to advocate for animals by starting her own animal nonprofit.
Natassia joined ALR as a volunteer source checker her 1L year, and is now the Submissions Co-Editor alongside Marli Klass. While at Lewis and Clark, Natassia has worked as a legal intern at Mercy For Animals where she has fought for the improvement animal welfare policies in the United States.
Natassia has a sweet orange cream cat named Waffles, and will show anyone and everyone cute photos of him. Natassia loves to spend her free time hiking, working on her photography, singing, playing guitar, and of course playing/snuggling with Waffles.
Marli Klass hails from the beautiful island Republic of Palau. Her interests include wildlife protection and clean energy. When Marli is home in Palau, she enjoys scuba diving with her family and connecting with elders in her community. While in Portland, Marli can be found either indoors where she is most likely reading a book and cuddling with her cat, or outdoors hiking or kayaking.
Form & Style Editors
Courtney Parkin is a 3L from Seattle, WA. During law school, she has worked as a law clerk for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Metropolitan Public Defenders, The Commons Law Center, and the Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. She earned a BA in public relations and advertising from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in 2014. Prior to law school, she worked as a creative services manager for an advertising agency and in marketing operations for a software company.