Maddie Reese was born and raised in Somerset, California. She is a 1L and an enthusiastic hiker, runner, and former journalist who is excited about environmental law. She graduated with a degree in English and minor in environmental science and resource management from the University of Washington in 2016. She most recently lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked as a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist. In her free time when she’s not outside, you can find her hanging out and listening to music with her husband or cuddling with her two cats, Mesa and Cinna.