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Symposium Chairs

Symposium Chairs represent the Host School and make up the executive planning team. Symposium Chairs are responsible for coordinating with the other consortium schools, inviting keynote and introductory speakers, planning day of logistics, and ensuring the overall success of the Symposium. The Symposium Chairs can be reached at


Heather Rogers

Heather Rogers is a 3rd year law student at USF School of Law where she serves as President of USF's Environmental Law Student and Alumni Society (ELSAS). She is from San Diego, CA where she earned a BA in Literature from University of California San Diego. She moved to San Francisco in 2012 to received her MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University. During law school, Heather has worked as a Deputy Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile, as a legal intern at EY in Mexico City, Mexico, and as an Environmental Intern at Gulf Coast Environmental Systems in Conroe, Texas. 

Heather's main environmental interest has to do with climate change and policy. Her experience with water law began when she coordinated ELSAS Presents: "Sustainable Groundwater Management and the Drought" in 2015, and WLS 2016 where she planned a panel on implementing SIGMA. Heather currently works as the Cleantech Intern for the US Department of Commerce, San Francisco. 


Julie Kantor

Julie Kantor is in her final year at USF School of Law. She is originally from Boston where she earned a BS in Marine Safety & Environmental Protection from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Prior to coming to Law School, she worked in the environmental field for 10 years, specializing in hazardous waste management, stormwater management, spill prevention, & resource management. Julie moved to San Francisco in 2010 to continue her environmental career at NASA as a Hazardous Waste Specialist, before beginning law school at USF. 


Julie currently works as a legal intern at the SF Superior Court. She has previously interned for: the District Attorney's Office in Brockton, MA; Gibson, Robb, & Lindh, a maritime firm in SF; and Trivalley CAREs, an environmental non-profit. Julie plans on continuing her current career path of becomming an environmental and/or maritime attorney.





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