2022-2023 Board Members
Aidan Reed (he/him/his), Class of 2023
Aidan is originally from a small town in Texas, called Boerne. He enjoys hiking, camping, and going to concerts. He joined SEED because he wanted to get an intersectional perspective on the law, and he wanted to help bring that perspective into the school.
Favorite EJ resource: the Drilled podcast!
Altamush Saeed (he/him/his), LLM Class of 2023
Altamush is an Animal LLM Candidate from Pakistan. He runs a nonprofit, Charity Doings Foundation, back home through which he aims to make the world a better place for all life–be it humans, animals, or the environment. Altamish is grateful to have joined SEED, where he aims to learn from the environmental law movement in the U.S. and advocate for it both internationally and in Pakistan. Back home, he is currently rescuing both humans and non-human victims of the ongoing floods which have drowned 1/3 of Pakistan.
Amy Kraitchman (she/her), Class of 2023
Amy is originally from Oakland, CA. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2019 with a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy. She came to Lewis & Clark interested in learning more about the intersection of law and policy when developing equitable solutions to resource management and climate change. She also wanted to learn how to become a better advocate and ally for her own hometown and other communities. She was a summer law clerk at Center for Food Safety and is the current Editor in Chief of Environmental Law. When not studying or doing law review work, Amy enjoys spending time in the sun with her friends, going to the beach, and watching reality tv.
Favorite EJ Resource: Not fully environmental, but NPR’s Codeswitch podcast covers a wide variety of topics related to race and politics!
Casey Bage (he/him/his), Class of 2023
Casey grew up in Oak Park, CA. He graduated from Willamette University with a BA in politics and public policy. He also received his MBA from Willamette University AGSM with a focus on sustainability and marketing. Before beginning law school, he worked as an organizer and citizen outreach director with OSPIRG and Environment Oregon as well as an energy consultant/manager with solar energy companies including Teslas and Blue Raven Solar. As a law student, Casey volunteered his time with the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) as an air and climate project manager and is a managing editor for Environmental Law Review. He was a law and policy clerk for the Green Energy Institute in the summer of 2021 and a law clerk for Earthrise in the summer of 2022. In his free time, you can find Casey hiking in Oregon forests, volunteering with political campaigns, and developing his green thumb growing produce in his garden.
Devon Diaz (he/him/his), Class of 2023
Devon is a third-year law student at Lewis & Clark interested in the interconnectedness of environmental and human rights law. Originally from Southern California, he grew up in the eastern part of Los Angeles County, where he witnessed how exposure to pollution, such as contaminated tap water, unjustly depends on the socioeconomic status of a community. As a result, his career goal is to help impacted communities worldwide by working to improve environmental regulations and ensure enforcement is a priority, not a consideration. He graduated from UCLA with a major in History and a minor in Anthropology. When he finds spare time, Devon enjoys exploring the various districts of Portland, attending music shows, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest wilderness with his friends.
James Cole (he/him/his), Class of 2025
James was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Political Institutions and a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. His current interests outside of class are playing tennis, crushing Mario Kart, and going running with the Lewis & Clark Law School trail running club every Friday at 3pm. James joined SEED to gain a wider perspective on environmental justice issues while also learning how to join that perspective with his long-term environmental litigation goals.
favorite EJ resource: the Environmental Law Reporter (which Lewis & Clark law students have access to through the law library!)
Sedi Caine (they/them and she/her), Class of 2023
Sedi grew up in Northern California, where they lived until moving to the Pacific Northwest for law school. They received degrees in both Environmental Studies and Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016. After graduation, they immediately began working with a nonprofit based in California to advocate for the remediation of contaminated sites throughout the state. Sedi has a passion for Environmental Justice and advocacy, which is what brought them to Lewis & Clark and SEED. After graduation, they hope to practice law in a capacity that allows them to help communities and people who might otherwise be unable to afford quality representation. When not working or studying for classes, Sedi enjoys spending time with their fiancé, Angie, their dog Lil’ Meatball, and their roommates.
Zoe Garrett (they/them), Class of 2024
Originally from North Texas, Zoe came to Lewis & Clark interested in environmental law and public interest law. They joined SEED because they were interested in doing more projects which intersect environmental issues and different communities which are more heavily impacted.
favorite EJ resource: The Indigenous Cusionology episode of the Ologies Podcast