Megan Welch

Staff Attorney

(607) 273-2283 ext. 1209

mwelch@plsny.org

Megan joined PLS in October of 2018 after received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in May of 2018. Prior to law school, she worked as an 8th and 9th grade science teacher, and received her Masters of Education from Brooklyn College in 2014, and B.A. from Ithaca College in 2009. During law school, she was a Judicial Intern with Hon. Lois Bloom in the USDC Eastern District and had a number of internships focusing on urban environmental justice, including legal policy research for Lloyd Patel, LLP, on drug overdose health issues, and authored recommendations on environmental legislation for the Office of NYC Councilmember Costa Constantinides. She also interned with Queens Legal Services, preparing and attending school suspension hearings and conducting intake for students whose rights had been violated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Her work as an AmeriCorps Volunteer after undergraduate school took her to Alaska and Maine, focusing on restorative justice and at-risk youth. In her free time, Megan enjoys traveling and hopes to see all 58 national parks one day. She has traveled to 32 parks so far, with Glacier Bay and Death Valley being her favorites.

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