Adriana Vélez-León

"Growing up in Puerto Rico, I explored an astonishingly diverse range of geological and biological habitats that fueled my passion for environmental issues.”
Adriana Vélez-León
"Growing up in Puerto Rico, I explored an astonishingly diverse range of geological and biological habitats that fueled my passion for environmental issues.”

Adriana Vélez-León

2L

Adriana Vélez- León, a GW Law 2L pursuing an interest in environmental law, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Adriana has had the opportunity to explore an astonishingly diverse range of geological and biological habitats that ultimately fueled her passion for environmental issues.

Currently, Adriana serves as a research assistant to Associate Dean Lee Paddock, whom she has helped develop two issues of the Environmental and Energy Law Perspectives newsletter. Furthermore, she is a member of the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law.

Last summer, Adriana was a summer associate at Ferraiuoli, LLC, a full-service law firm in Puerto Rico. During her time at Ferrauoli she worked primarily for the Environmental Law, Energy, and Land Use practice group, where she gained varied practical knowledge regarding environmental and energy law. She had the opportunity to work on a variety of legal research and drafting assignments, including revising option to lease agreements for the development of solar renewable energy projects in Puerto Rico and researching environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations.

As a first-year student, Adriana was an active member of the GW Environmental Law Association, serving as a 1L representative for the Jackson Inn of Court.