Jaclyn Shanahan, Executive Editor

jaclyn3Jaclyn is a third-year law student at McGeorge School of Law and currently serves as the President of the McGeorge Water Law Society and Vice President of the Environmental Law Society. She is the Symposium Co-chair of the 2016 California Water Law Symposium, hosted by McGeorge for the first time since it joined the Symposium program. Although Jaclyn is a California native, she completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where she earned a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management in 2013. This hands-on, technical background inspired her to pursue a legal career that works to bridge the gap between science and the law.

Jaclyn grew up in various places across Northern California, ranging from Scotts Valley to Rancho Murieta. She attended Saint Francis High School in Sacramento, California, which first exposed her to the neighboring McGeorge School of Law. After spending time in the South, Jaclyn chose to return to her roots to attend McGeorge for its renowned water law program. She is currently a law clerk in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the California Department of Water Resources. Jaclyn is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and artist in her spare time. She enjoys birding, hiking, snowmobiling, riding personal watercrafts, as well as painting and photography.