Ashley Short’s connection to the environment began at a young age while playing outdoors on her grandmother’s farm in rural Kentucky. It is that foundation that leads her to believe every person should have the opportunity to recreate in a clean environment. She attended college at Virginia Tech where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning. After graduation she went straight to Pace University School of Law in White Plains, NY where she earned a Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Environmental Law. While in law school Ashley interned with the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic for a year and spent two summers interning at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. A recent Charleston transplant, Ashley is looking forward to helping protect Charleston’s waterways as Charleston Waterkeeper’s first Clean Water Legal Fellow and will work primarily with the Permit Watchdog Program.
Stay tuned to the blog for updates on Ashley’s findings and our facebook page where you might see her in the field with our investigators!