Kathyn McIntosh, 2018 Knauss Fellow

Program: John D. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (2018)


Kathryn McIntosh is serving her Knauss fellowship as an executive fellow with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Engineer Research and Development Center.


Kathryn completed her B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Redlands and received her L.L.M. in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh, School of Law. Kathryn graduated from the Lewis & Clark Law School in May 2017 with an Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Certificate.        

Professional and Research Interests:

Kathryn’s graduate work and legal background centered on developing practical skills and tools to advocate for the protection of coastal and marine environments. While completing her masters at Edinburgh, her studies touched on international environmental law and the sustainable development of natural resources. Her L.L.M. dissertation examined U.S. regulations on the management and enforcement of Arctic oil and gas development.

These interests continued while Kathryn completed her Juris Doctorate and are reflected in her commitment to understanding environmental law, the federal regulatory process, and sustainable resource use and management. She developed practical environmental litigation experience while working as a law clerk at the Earthrise Law Center and as a volunteer with the Northwest Environmental Defense Center. She also gained experience working on international marine and coastal policy issues as a law clerk with the International Section of NOAA’s Office of General Counsel in Washington, DC. During her final year at law school, her capstone project examined the effectiveness of Florida’s state and local coastal artificial lighting regulations on minimizing the impact to threatened and endangered sea turtles.