Jeshica Patel is a 3L at Elisabeth Haub School of Law. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Environmental Science.
Jeshica was born in Jersey, raised in Florida, and now plans to spend the rest of her life up north, preferably in New York. During her first semester of 1L year, Jeshica spent time volunteering at the Land Use Center on campus, researching municipal solar programs. She spent the summer of her 1L year as a law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., working in the Office of Pesticide Programs. She continued working with EPA in Region 2 with the Waste and Toxic Substances Branch, performing legal research and writing, as well as helping with case development.
During the summer she worked as an intern with Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the Hudson River. She played an integral part in the Environmental Law Society her 2L year. She currently works for the New York State Bar Association as a social media content editor and is an associate on the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law Forum. In September she took the opportunity to go to Hawai’i and represent the Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies as a delegate at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
Jeshica began working with the Center in January 2016, researching waste to energy and New York’s solid waste regulations. During the Fall she worked on a project compiling literature on financial programs that third parties offer for solar for low-moderate residents. She currently helps research solar policies regarding the solar policies in nine Northeastern states.
Fun Facts: She loves pandas and sharks. She is freakishly good at booking cheap flights. She is a middle child. She loves to travel.