Ms. Rodgers graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Anthropology in 1998. She graduated cum laude from Arizona State University School of Law in 2001 and was awarded the Dean’s Award and a Pro Bono Outstanding Student Award. She went on to clerk for a year for the Honorable John C. Gemmill on the Arizona Court of Appeals. After that, Andrea accepted a position as an Honors Attorney with the United States Department of Transportation, where she worked in the Federal Highway Administration and the Secretary’s Office of Environmental, Civil Rights and General Law. She also handled hazardous materials enforcement cases for the Research and Special Programs Administration. In September 2003, she joined the Western Environmental Law Center, a public interest environmental law firm that uses the tools of law to help protect and restore the environment, and serves as an advocate for people, wildlife and communities throughout the West. Andrea’s area of practice includes the protection of water resources and the management of public lands. While at WELC, she has represented both Indian tribes and grassroots organizations. Among her many cases, Andrea represents Washington’s Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in a fight to reclaim their sacred Snoqualmie Falls, has worked with a coalition of environmental groups and public interest law firms in fighting the Bush Administration’s Biscuit Fire sale in the Siskiyous, and is actively engaged in a number of cases against large dairies fouling the water and air of their Northwest neighbors. Andrea is licensed to practice in Arizona, the District of Columbia and Oregon.
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