Alycia Kokos is a second-year student at WCL and serves as the Vice President of the Environmental Law Society, Treasurer of the Animal Law Society, Secretary and Outreach Coordinator for the Energy Law Society, and a Senior Staff Editor for the Sustainable Development Law & Policy Law Brief. Originally from a small town in North Carolina, Alycia received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies with minors in Public Administration and Nonprofit Leadership & Management at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington (UNCW). At UNCW, her interest in environmental law sparked the topic of her thesis research analyzing the Endangered Species Act's success under a case study approach.
At American University Washington College of Law, Alycia has continued to learn about and develop her interest in environmental law. Her participation in the many environmental and wildlife focused organizations on campus have provided her with opportunities to engage in a variety of learning and networking events, including an opportunity to attend an Animal Law Conference in Los Angeles, California this past summer. WCL has also provided Alycia with excellent research and writing opportunities. Over the summer, she conducted independent research on historic preservation laws in Cuba for an attorney in the D.C. area and hopes to practice coastal preservation or wildlife protection law upon graduation.