Scott joined in September 2017 and quickly became a vital part of our field research team. He has put the knowledge of the historical research process he gained as a student at the University of Virginia, where he received his BA in Government and Environmental Thought and Practice and was an Echols Scholar, and the practical skills learned as a senatorial intern, where he worked on highly technical regulatory matters, to good use on behalf of our clients. His research at TRG has involved a mix of federal, state, and local records, and has taken him to repositories in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Texas.
Scott has a personal interest in environmental issues and spent several summers as a teacher and camp counselor at Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies in West Virginia. This, in addition to his background in history and government, has made him a particularly ideal researcher to support client projects related to environmental and toxic tort litigation as well as investigations into product histories, asbestos, and labor issues.
Kylie joined TRG in October. In addition to her work as part of TRG’s field research team, she also plays a key role in TRG’s social media and blogging activities.
Like Scott, Kylie has a background perfectly aligned with TRG’s research areas of expertise. As a student at Colgate University, where she obtained a BA in Environmental Geography with a minor in Political Science, she conducted extensive archival research for a variety of environmental projects. Kylie has also had roles as a conservation policy intern for Massachusetts Audobon Society’s Legislative Affairs Office and most recently as an environmental scientist for CarriageHouse Consulting, Inc. based in Massachusetts. In both roles, she gained experience conducting research on topics we regularly focus on for our clients – the clean-up and remediation efforts related to product releases from underground storage tanks and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. All of which has made Kylie well-suited for working on TRG projects in support of environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos litigation. Her research has involved a mix of federal, state, and local records at repositories across the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Additionally, given her experience as a social media and marketing intern for ClimateStore, Kylie is also becoming involved in TRG’s ongoing social media efforts by posting on our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as penning blogs for us.
Both Scott and Kylie recently became members of the Environmental Law Institute and will begin attending their seminars to sharpen and hone their knowledge about timely environmental legal issues. They look forward to continuing their work on TRG’s diverse array of research projects, including those related to environmental litigation, on behalf of our clientele.
Update: As of November 2018, Scott Connuck has moved on to pursue other opportunities in the energy and environmental sector. We thank him for his service while at TRG and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.