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Andrea Treece has always been a biology geek, and, as a kid, the ocean gave her a sense of awe and belonging.
“I loved the other-worldly creatures of the sea and all the unexpected ways they interact with one another. I still love to be outside, in the water, exploring and observing the natural world.”
So why did Andrea become a lawyer, and not say a marine biologist?
According to the article How a Biology Geek became an Ocean Lawyer via Earthjustice, there is not 1 specific reason why Andrea decided to focus her attention in the field of law.
“I became a lawyer because the ocean doesn’t just feed our stomachs; it feeds our intellects and our souls.”
“I’m a lawyer because I’ve watched a loggerhead turtle lay her eggs on a local beach. I’ve held on and laughed while a manatee scratched its back on the bottom of my canoe. I’ve seen plankton spark with bioluminescence as I swooped my hand through the dark surf. And because every day, I learn some new fact about marine life that blows my mind.”
“For all the inspiration and solace I’ve found there over the years, I owe it to my fellow humans and critters alike to do my part to make sure that ocean ecosystems keep working after I’m gone.”
But in the end, the deepest reason why Andrea became a lawyer is that the ocean is her home and the law is the best tool she has to protect it.
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