Mary Sue Schulberg and EMLF General Fund scholarships recipient Gabrielle Englander is a third-year student at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, VA.
Growing up on the sandy beaches of Florida and a member of a family of engineers, Englander said her interest in energy and natural resource law began early. Her stepfather, a chemical engineer and director of Public Utilities in Hillsborough County, Fla., often took his young stepdaughter along to learn about his work in water treatment.
Her long-term goals are to finish law school, pass the bar in Florida and Colorado, serve as a JAG in the Air Force and run for governor in Florida, to help facilitate the development of solar and wind power.
“I see so many young advocates running for political positions today, it inspires me to do the same. I want to see a change in this country in how we handle energy and natural resources,” Englander said. “To be a part of the change, I know I need to start with legislation in my own local communities, bettering the lives of my neighbors and loved ones.”
Englander was recommended to the scholarship committee by her professor, Mark Belleville, who said Englander’s commitment to natural resources has been apparent as president of ASL’s Energy and Mineral Law Society.
“Ms. Englander is a conscientious student who chooses a challenging course load. She comes to class prepared, participates in class discussions and is eager to probe deeply especially especially into current events assocated with energy and natural resources,” Belleville said.