Jess Butt grew up outdoors in all four corners of the U.S. After one year at the National University of Costa Rica, she settled into the California redwoods to play Division II soccer at Humboldt State University. She graduated in 2013 with degrees in Anthropology, Spanish, and Environmental Ethics. Over the next five years, Jess guided in nineteen countries on four continents, from leading volcano treks in Guatemala and train-hopping in Vietnam, to teaching survival skills in the Utah desert. In law school, she worked as a Legal Intern for Cascadia Wildlands and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Jess is a Wayne Morse Fellow and Environmental and Natural Resource Law Fellow, and is focused primarily on Indian law and water law.