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FLPC Welcomes Food Law and Policy Clinic 2018 Summer Interns

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer!


Amy Hoover

Amy Hoover is a rising 2L at the University of Oregon School of Law. She is a research fellow in the Food Resiliency Project within the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, and she leads the Good Food Group, a law student organization. Before law school, Amy worked as a community organizer and grant writer addressing rural and farm issues with the Center for Rural Affairs and as a cook and intern instructor in restaurant kitchens. Amy earned a bachelor’s in biology with a focus on neurobiology from Yale University, where she also added many food-related classes and activities. Amy’s favorite days involve shopping at farmers markets, making too-many-course meals, and singing in the kitchen.



Kyla Kaplan

Kyla is a rising 2L at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  She became especially interested in the intersection of food law and policy, the environment and broader socio-economic disparities when she studied in Bocas del Toro, Panama and focused on food and waste issues in small island communities. In college, she helped to start a farming reentry program for recently incarcerated men. Simultaneously, Kyla began working in a lab that focused on urban food systems and marketplaces. During her 1L year, Kyla founded the Food Law Society and is helping to bring healthier, safer and more sustainable food options to Baltimore communities.  Kyla is excited to continue developing her passion for improving the way food is grown and distributed during her summer at FLPC!


Tess Pocock

Tess is a rising 3L at Drake University Law School, where she is enrolled in the Food and Agricultural Law Program. The child of restauranteurs, her interest in food policy was shaped by early mornings at the Des Moines Farmer’s Market, and sharing a love of food from the family stand. Prior to law school, Tess completed her Master’s in Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. During her time at Drake, Tess has been an intern for the Iowa Supreme Court, President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and participant in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. As a 3L, she looks forward to serving as food law liaison to the Drake Agricultural and Environmental Law Association, Managing Editor of the Drake Law Review, and Intern for the ACLU of Iowa. In her spare time, Tess enjoys developing vegan baking recipes, working at a jazz club, and exploring Iowa on bike.


Gabriel Wildgen

Gabriel Wildgen is a Harvard Law School J.D. Candidate. He is passionate about transforming our unsustainable and inhumane food system, in particular by replacing industrial animal agriculture with clean meat (cultured animal protein grown in bioreactors) and plant-based protein. He is the incoming co-president of the Harvard Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an HLS Sustainable Associate, a research assistant for Prof. Emily Broad Leib at the HLS Food Law and Policy Clinic,  and participated in thMississippipi Delta Project’s Food Policy Team. Prior to law school, Gabriel was a campaign manager with Humane Society International/Canada, where he led and participated in several animal protection campaigns and food policy initiatives pertaining to factory farming. Most recently, he has collaborated with institutions and major food service companies to reduce animal product consumption, including launching Canada’s first plant-based culinary training program for university and hospital cafeteria chefs. Gabriel holds a Combined Honors degree in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University.


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