Laura is a second-year juris doctor candidate at the UCLA School of Law pursuing a specialization in environmental law. As the daughter of a third generation California farmer, availability and quality of water for crops and rural home use has been a familial concern for decades. Laura’s current interest is in the effects and future litigation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. This year, she will be writing her legal research thesis in conjunction with UCLA Law’s water law seminar. This summer, Laura will work as a summer associate in the natural resources department of a law firm, focusing on water law.