Christine Zaleski


Tel. 617.621.6526

Christine, our summer clerk in 2015, is a 2011 graduate of Brown University and a 2016 graduate of Harvard Law School.  She just completed a clerkship with the Honorable F. Dennis Saylor of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  During law school, Christine worked at the Environmental Protection Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  She also assisted the Massachusetts Department of Energy on regulatory matters and the Clean Air Task Force on federal environmental litigation matters.

Between college and law school, Christine managed an education non-profit known as The School Fund, which supports student scholarships in developing countries around the globe. She was also involved with numerous oyster-related projects, including development of a Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) program for oysters, service as Oyster Restoration intern at The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island, and an internship with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Gambia, where she worked to improve the livelihoods of female oyster harvesters.


Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts



U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


Harvard Law School, J.D. 2016 cum laude
Technical Editor, Harvard Environmental Law Review

 Brown University, B.A. 2011 magna cum laude

Jeffrey C. Milder, Abigail K. Hart, Philip Dobie, Joshua Minai & Christi Zaleski, Integrated Landscape Initiatives for African Agriculture, Development, and Conservation: A Region-Wide Assessment, 54 World Development 68 (2014)

Worldwatch Institute, Innovations that Nourish the Planet: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society, 1-3 (Danielle Nierenberg et al. eds. 2011)

Christine lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.  She enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, and baking bread.  Before law school, she studied oysters in West Africa and was the Vice President of Operations for an education non-profit.