Faculty - Laurel Angell

Laurel Angell is an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law where she teaches Environmental Law and the U.S. Congress in the Environmental Law Summer Session. Ms. Angell currently serves as Executive Director of the Western Energy Project, a group established to bring a campaign style approach to ensuring responsible energy development on western public lands.  Before that, Ms. Angell worked for six years in the U.S. Congress, most recently as Senior Counsel and Environmental Advisor to Representative Diana DeGette from Colorado.  She served over five years as Legislative Staff to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands within the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources working primarily on federal public lands legislation; she has also served as Policy Advisor to the Full Committee.  Ms. Angell came to the environmental field quite naturally, having grown up in Yosemite National Park.  She has worked in a range of jobs that inform and affect different aspects of environmental law and policy, including in the National Park Service at Grand Canyon and Shenandoah National Parks, for Senator Cantwell of Washington in the U.S. Senate, and with Defenders of Wildlife, a non-profit environmental advocacy group.  Ms. Angell also has international environmental experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the marine national parks of the Seychelles Islands, and in the International Development Program at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Goergia.  Ms. Angell received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. and M.S.E.L from Vermont Law School.