Lauren Acker is a J.D. Candidate 2019 at William and Mary Law School. Lauren graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Washington and Lee University in 2012. Upon graduation, she moved to Oregon where she lived, worked, and played in the Pacific Northwest before returning to Virginia to attend law school. She interned in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Open Development Mekong her 1L summer. She will spend her 2L summer working as the Global Law and Development Fellow for Tetra Tech DPK in San Francisco, California. She is staff editor for The Comparative Jurist Blog and Treasurer for the Student Environmental & Animal Law Society. She plans to pursue a career in international and/or environmental law.