In 2019, Kaela Shiigi was a summer associate for the firm, where she drafted memoranda on environmental impact reports and land use issues. Prior to her career in law, Kaela was an environmental scientist at AECOM. In this role, she conducted environmental investigations for military and energy sector clients in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). She also wrote reports on investigatory findings, conducted public hearings, and managed an asset inventory project.
Kaela earned her J.D. from Berkeley Law where she was the co-editor-in-chief of Ecology Law Quarterly and an associate editor for the California Law Review.
- Perkins Coie, San Francisco, CA, Summer Associate, 2019
- Attorney General’s Office, State of California Department of Justice, San Francisco, CA, Natural Resources Law Section Intern, 2018
- AECOM, Honolulu, HI, Environmental Scientist II, 2015 – 2017