Bayou City Waterkeeper Welcomes Law Students from Houston and New Orleans

Kristen Schlemmer | May 20, 2019

Three law students will join Bayou City Waterkeeper this summer and help us advance our legal work across the lower Galveston Bay watershed. We are excited to introduce you to them:

 

Rosa Acheson, Tulane Law School (L ’21)

Rosa is a rising second-year student at Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. A longtime water enthusiast, Rosa plans to pursue a legal career focused on coastal protection and restoration. Rosa is the President of the Tulane Environmental and Energy Law Society and is a 2018 fellow of the Loyola University Institute for Environmental Communication. Rosa will spend the first part of the summer with Bayou City Waterkeeper.

 

 

Tom Caraher, University of Houston Law Center (L ’21)

Tom is a rising second-year student at the University of Houston Law Center. Growing up in Syracuse, New York, he developed a strong interest in both science and law; these interests stayed with him throughout his academic career. He is a 2016 graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, where he majored in Biology, with minors in Chemistry, Bioethics, and Religious Studies. Tom then began graduate school at the University of Houston, earning a master’s degree in Biology in 2018. During graduate school, Tom decided he wanted to pursue a career in law and apply his scientific knowledge to the legal field. Tom subsequently joined the University of Houston Law Center’s 2021 class. He’s excited for the internship because it provides the opportunity to blend science and law to further justice. In his spare time, Tom enjoys cooking and hiking (when it’s not too hot). Tom will spend the full summer with Bayou City Waterkeeper.

 

Reagan Lutter, University of Houston Law Center (L ’21)

Reagan is a rising second-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sustainability, Reagan joined the Teach For America Corps and taught science at a Dallas ISD middle school for two years before deciding to pursue her J.D.. In her spare time, Reagan enjoys baking, exploring Houston, and spending time with her friends and family. She is passionate about sustainable water management and wetlands conservation and is honored to be a part of Bayou City Waterkeeper’s efforts. Reagan will spend the second half of the summer with Bayou City Waterkeeper.

 

Throughout the year Bayou City Waterkeeper hosts law, policy, and science interns to help with our research, investigation, and analysis of issues affecting water quality, wetlands, and resilience to flooding and hurricanes across the greater Houston-Galveston region. For job and internship openings, please visit our career opportunities page.