Summer Law Clerk
Northern Rockies Regional Center, Missoula, Montana
Kaylan is a third-year law student at the University of Montana School of Law. In May 2012, Kaylan will graduate with a J.D. and a certificate in American Indian Law. She graduated with a B.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation in 2005.
After receiving her undergraduate degree, Kaylan worked for the U.S.F.S. and the N.P.S. as a wild land firefighter and helirappeller. Her work in the fire world reinforced her passion for energy and natural resource policy. Kaylan also served with AmeriCorps and as an AmeriCorps*VISTA. Her three years of work with AmeriCorps included working with Montana Legal Services Association, Montana Conservation Corps, and Montana Campus Compact.
In her spare time, Kaylan volunteers for Missoula area legal nonprofit organizations that focus on access to justice for all Montanans, low income housing, and family law issues. She has served on the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD) Board of Directors for the past two and a half years. Through her work with MUD, Kaylan exercises her passion for sustainable, do-it-yourself living; backyard food production; and building strong communities. Kaylan's personal interests include keeping her two dogs healthy and happy; spending time outdoors playing sports and recreating; riding motorcycles; learning to knit; and pursuing perfection in all the domestic arts.