Katie Hannon Michel, JD, MELP

Headshot of Katie Hannon Michel, JD, MELP

As a legal fellow, Katie works in multiple program areas to support sustainable communities, with a particular focus on healthy and just food systems.

Before joining ChangeLab Solutions, Katie served the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm. During law school, Katie worked as a student clinician in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and the Food and Agriculture Clinic, as a research assistant to the directors of the Environmental Law Center and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, and as a staff member on the Vermont Law Review. Additionally, she has worked as a farmers’ market manager, community supported agriculture program coordinator, organic farming apprentice, and as a marketing associate for a small agricultural land trust.

Katie received her BA with honors from UC Santa Cruz where she studied literature and linguistics, and her JD and masters of environmental law and policy, summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School.