Meet Great Rivers’ 2023 Summer Interns!

Andrew Holder – Legal Intern, Summer 2023

Andrew is a rising 2L at Saint Louis University Law School. Originally from St. Louis, he graduated from Truman State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration. Andrew hopes to use his law degree to help promote public health and protect underprivileged communities. In his free time he enjoys going to concerts, listening to NPR and exploring the St. Louis region.

Eva Kappas – Outreach and Development Intern, Summer 2023

Eva is a sophomore at Brown University studying International and Public Affairs, English and Hispanic Studies. A native St. Louisan, Eva is excited by Great Rivers’ work to protect the people and places she calls home. As a volunteer with the Sunrise Movement, she has worked on climate advocacy projects in Missouri and Rhode Island, and is especially interested in transforming the electrical grid with renewable energy. In her free time, she can be found running in Forest Park, writing short stories, and practicing Spanish.

Anna Watson – Legal Intern, Summer 2023

Anna Watson is a rising 2L at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Prior to law school, she attended Butler University where she earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies. Issues of environmental justice and their intersections with the law motivated her to pursue her J.D., and she hopes to continue working in environmental law upon graduation. Beyond work, Anna enjoys exploring outdoor spaces, photography, and learning more about art and design. 

Kate Somerville – Legal Intern, Summer 2023

Kate is a senior at University of Michigan Ann Arbor majoring in Political Science, with minors in Environmental Science and Law, Justice, and Social Change. She is from Chicago, Illinois, where her family’s beekeeping endeavors have fostered a love for nature and the environment. These interests, in combination with her previous work experience in the legal world, have set her sights on a career in environmental law and policy. In her free time, Kate loves to spend time outdoors, travel, play volleyball, and listen to music (especially live music). She is thrilled to contribute to Great Rivers’ work and continue learning about environmental law.

Jade Zhang – Gephardt Fellow, Summer 2022

Jade is a junior studying political science and environmental studies at Washington University. She is a Civic Scholar and St. Louis Fellow through WashU’s Gephardt Institute and is interested in researching equitable, community-centered urban planning strategies that can alleviate the disparities in St. Louis housing.  In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction, walking outside (jogging if she’s feeling ambitious), and searching for the best pizza slice in St. Louis.

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