Michelle Sinnott: Former Intern Joins Trustees as Staff Attorney

Dec 15, 2014
Lisa Oakley
Michelle and her dog Lilly on a hike in Staunton River State Park in Virginia.

Michelle and her dog Lilly on a hike in Staunton River State Park in Virginia.

Michelle Sinnott has joined the Trustees for Alaska team as Staff Attorney, although she’s not new to Trustees. Michelle interned with us in 2012, which gave her an edge in her application for the open staff attorney position. Michelle graduated from Vermont Law School in May 2013 and has been working as an attorney at the public interest environmental law firm Meyer Glitzentsin & Crystal for the past year and a half. Michelle has worked on environmental and wildlife legal issues at various organizations, including the Vermont Law School Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Before attending law school, Michelle worked as a paralegal for four years at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.

Ever since Michelle was a summer intern with Trustees in 2012, she has been trying to return to Alaska. She is thrilled to be an attorney with Trustees and helping to protect Alaska. When not in the office, Michelle is an avid runner, baker, and hiker. She is still new to the Alaska winter, but is hoping to spend a lot of time in the mountains with her husky, Lilly. As an east-coast native, Michelle is continually awestricken by both the quality and quantity of wilderness and wildlife in the state, making her even more motivated to carry on Trustees for Alaska’s mission of protecting Alaska’s environment for future generations.

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