Making A Difference: A Conversation with Nancy Brown-Kobil of the House Natural Resources Committee
In the third and final spring episode of the series, “Making A Difference: Inspirational Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy,” D.C. Bar EENR Community Co-Chair Kathryn Caballero and Cathy Pagano of the Board of the Women’s Bar of Association of DC (WBA) interview Nancy Brown-Kobil, who is the acting Deputy Chief Counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee. Nancy discusses the wide range of environmental issues she encounters in her current role, and how her expertise from working with the Department of the Interior and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration supports the legislative process. She also shares how workplace flexibilities developed during the pandemic can help support parents in successfully balancing work and family life.
April 22, 2022

Making A Difference: A Conversation with D.C. Dept. of Energy and Env’t’s Beth Mullin
In the second of three spring episodes of the series, “Making A Difference: Inspirational Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy,” D.C. Bar EENR Community Co-Chair Kathryn Caballero and Cathy Pagano of the Board of the Women’s Bar of Association of D.C. (WBA) interview Beth Mullin, who is the Deputy General Counsel of the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment. Beth discusses the work of her office to support D.C. in adapting to a changing climate and promoting environmental justice. She also shares how attorneys can successfully transition back to the workforce after stepping away for family responsibilities.
April 20, 2022

Making A Difference: A Conversation with DOJ and WBA’s Bridget Bailey Lipscomb
In the first of three spring episodes of the series, “Making A Difference: Inspirational Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy,” D.C. Bar EENR Community Co-Chair Kathryn Caballero and Cathy Pagano of the Board of the Women’s Bar of Association of DC (WBA) interview Bridget Bailey Lipscomb, who holds two pivotal leadership roles, as Assistant Director of the Environmental Torts section at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division and as President of the WBA. Bridget shares the work of her office in defending the U.S. in environmental contaminant exposure cases and the impact of her work with the WBA in advocating for women in the legal profession. She also discusses how the discrimination she faced in her early career as a Black female attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee inspired her to help other attorneys succeed.
April 18, 2022

Making A Difference: A Conversation with EPA’s Alejandra Nunez
In the third episode of a three-part series, Making A Difference: Inspirational Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy, DC Bar EENR Community Co-Chair Kathryn Caballero and WBA Board member Cathy Pagano interview Alejandra Nunez, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mobile Sources at the Environmental Protection Agency. Ale shares the important work of the Office of Air and Radiation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation sources and minimize pollution in minority and low-income communities, her international career path, and advice for mentoring others focused on law and policy careers.
October 6, 2021

Making A Difference: A Conversation with DOI’s Tanya Trujillo
In the second episode of a three-part series, Making A Difference: Inspirational Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy, DC Bar EENR Community Co-Chair Kathryn Caballero and WBA Board member Cathy Pagano interview Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the Department of the Interior. Tanya shares the work of the Bureau of Reclamation in addressing the western water crisis, how the interdisciplinary science of the US Geological Survey can minimize the impacts of climate change, her career path, and advice for those focused on public service careers.”
September 22, 2021

Making A Difference: A Conversation with DOE’s Amy Royden-Bloom
In the inaugural episode of a three-part series, Making A Difference: Inspirational Women Leaders in Environmental and Energy Law and Policy, DC Bar EENR Community Co-Chair Kathryn Caballero and WBA Board member Cathy Pagano interview Amy-Royden Bloom, acting Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs. Amy shares the fascinating energy efficiency and climate change resilience work of the Weatherization Assistance Program and the State Energy Program, her career path, and advice for those seeking to enter this area of law and policy.
September 8, 2021