Beatrice O'Connor

Beatrice O’Connor ’22

Legislative Aide for Representative Alex Valdez in the Colorado House of Representatives

The most meaningful part of the MSL program for Beatrice was having the privilege to learn about public lands law from our professors, whose passion and knowledge inspired her to pursue a career in public lands conservation.

Following the completion of the program, Beatrice moved to Denver to experience the beauty of the mountains, and to hope to pursue a career in national forest conservation and wildfire resilience policy in Colorado.

“I am grateful to all my friends and professors who I met through Lewis and Clark who have supported me in my education, and encouraged me in my passion to conserve the public lands that I have grown to love.”