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Sammi Teo (she/her), Class of 2021,

Sammi grew up in NYC and New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University, where she concentrated in Political Science, Environmental Law and Policy, and Labor Law. At Lewis & Clark Law, she is the President of Environmental Law Caucus (ELC), and the 3L Class Representative of Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). In her free time, you can find her reading (especially science or historical fiction), hiking, watching films, and playing chess. Just like all of the other SEED board members, she welcomes anyone to contact her about environmental justice and interest in SEED!


Kelly Chang (she/her), Class of 2022, 

Kelly Chang is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Grown in the Golden State (CA), Kelly spent lots
of her free time playing in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She worked at the Sierra Club as a
research analyst and thru-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail before attending law school. After
spending lots of time outside, she realized how powerful and healing the outdoors can be. She
is glad to be on the SEED board and continue to bring awareness to environmental justice
issues. To keep herself sane during law school, you can find her backpacking, climbing, or skiing
in the cascade mountains or cuddling her sweet dog Penny.


Elena Itämeri (she/her), Class of 2021,

Elena grew up moving around Europe before completing high school in Panama City Beach, Florida. She received her BA from Georgetown University in 2018 in Justice and Peace Studies with a concentration in human rights and sustainability and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Elena is a JD candidate at Lewis & Clark Law School and hopes to acquire a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of Animal Law Review, a board member of Students for Eliminating Environmental Discrimination, and an academic clinic participant for Earthrise Law Center.