Katie Horner

Katie Horner is a native New Yorker and longtime environmentalist. She graduated from Brooklyn Law School (BLS) magna cum laude while working full-time as the Operations Coordinator for the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers. She worked as an Articles Editor for the BLS Journal of Law and Policy and her Note, which argues for governments’ affirmative duty to protect the environment, was published in the fall 2020 issue. She interned at New York Legal Assistance Group’s Federal Legal Clinic (SDNY) and Bonina & Bonina, P.C.. Prior to law school, she earned a master’s degree in psychology at Chatham University where she assisted on three research projects and co-presented a research poster at the Association for Women in Psychology 2017 conference. 

An avid traveler, her wanderlust has led her to volunteer at a Buddhist retreat center in the Rocky Mountains, teach in Tanzania, trek across Europe, travel through Morocco, and drive cross-country to Los Angeles where she lived and worked for two years. She hopes to use her experiences in these diverse cultures and climates to tackle the unique challenges faced by communities nationwide and abroad in adapting to climate change and protecting against the effects of pervasive pollution.