Kennedy graduate is a 'natural' do-gooder
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She now lives in Manhattan, where Environment New York’s office is located. But, she said, she is still very much a Merokean at heart.
‘Running with hot coffee’
“It was so exciting,” she said.
On the trek, she spent three days with the Aranda people, an aboriginal tribe. “The environment played such an enormous role in their existence,” Leibowitz said.
At Pace, Leibowitz interned at the United Nations, advising the Dominican Republic’s mission on environmental issues; at the Environmental Protection Agency’s New York City office; and at New York University’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice — while also studying for the bar exam, which she passed last July.
“Most of [law school] was me running with hot coffee,” she said with a laugh.
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