Killala Kite
Pronouns
She/Her
Year
2021
Position
Recent JD Graduate, volunteer Environmental Educator, NA
Killala Kite recently graduated from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor concentrated in climate law and policy. She believes that the intersection between the law, science, and communication offers significant opportunities for pushing the dialogue on the climate crisis towards effective action and concrete progress. Before law school, Killala worked as an environmental educator with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where she led programs that celebrated the natural wonders of New York. Additionally, Killala interned in the Albany Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, where she learned to approach legislative and policy research with flexibility and creativity. During her time at Vermont Law, Killala interned in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General, researching and drafting memoranda on climate policies and environmental justice. She finished her legal internship career with the Albany County Public Defender’s Office where she supported the criminal defense of clients. Killala is a vocal advocate for environmental and climate justice, who believes that collective action and cooperation offers the best chance at mitigating the harm that the climate crisis presents to us all. Killala holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and French from the University at Albany. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new and old places alike, guerilla gardening, and doting on her dogs.