Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, December 2004

Water Policy Analyst Joins Team

COA welcomes C. Nicole Simmons as Water Policy Analyst.  Nicole has lived in coastal communities (GA, FL, and TX) and cherishes the ocean.


Nicole graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.  She attended Pace University School of Law and graduated in May 2004 as a Juris Doctor with an Environmental Certificate.  She received The Henry M. Feldschuh Environmental Law Award and held offices in the 2004 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and the Environmental Law Society, as well as membership in many clubs and societies.  Nicole attended the Comparative Environmental Law Course in Brazil.


Nicole has held internship positions, including Law Clerk at the US Dept. of the Interior, Colorado Riverkeeper, Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, and USEPA.  She is particularly proud of her work at the Clinic where, under the guidance of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was given primary responsibility for three cases, including one regarding the issue of whether pesticide spraying over navigable waters without a permit constituted a violation of the Clean Water Act.


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