Our Children’s Trust


 

Andrea Rodgers

Senior Staff Attorney at Our Children's Trust

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After graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 and the Arizona State University School of Law in 2001, where she served as co-executive editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, she clerked for the Hon. John C. Gemmill on the Arizona Court of Appeals. She has served as an Honors Attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation, In-House Legal Counsel for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and Staff Attorney for the Western Environmental Law Center. Her environmental law practice focuses on reducing pollution from industrial agricultural operations, protecting and enhancing instream flows for people and fish, and fighting climate change on behalf of young people and future generations. Andrea is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Tenth Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Northern California, the Snoqualmie Tribal Court, the Lummi Indian Nation Tribal Court and the Muckleshoot Tribal Court. In 2016, Seattle Met Magazine recognized her legal work representing youth in the Washington climate change case in King County Superior Court against the Washington Department of Ecology (Foster v. Ecology), and named her part of their “Perfect Party,” which includes the “month’s most interesting locals and newsmakers.” Andrea is Senior Attorney at Our Children's Trust, where she serves as co-counsel on the constitutional youth climate lawsuit against the federal government, Juliana v. United States, and as lead counsel on the constitutional youth climate lawsuits against the state of Washington, Aji v. State of Washington, and the state of Florida, Reynolds v. State of Florida.

 

Alex Loznak

One of 21 plaintiffs in the constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States

Age: 22, Hometown: Oakland, OR

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Alex Loznak recently graduated from Columbia University in New York City, with a major in Sustainable Development. He has returned to Oregon and the farm that has been in his family for seven generations. His great, great, great, great grandmother, Martha Poindexter Maupin, founded the farm in 1868 (she was one of the first women in Oregon to own a ranch) after arriving in the area by way of the Oregon Trail. The Maupin Century Farm is a foundational piece of Alex's life and heritage. However, the drought conditions, unusually hot temperatures, and abnormally large nearby wildfires are harming and will increasingly harm Alex’s home. Alex started a Climate Change Club at Roseburg High School, started the League of Umpqua Climate Youth (“LUCY”), and has lobbied his state legislators to pass comprehensive climate legislation. He has now also conducted extensive research for this lawsuit, including uncovering President John F. Kennedy's knowledge of human-caused climate change. He will be working as a paralegal for Dan Galpern in Eugene before heading to graduate school in 2020.