She is the recipient of Michigan's Wanda Nash Award for Animal Law and Ohio State's Environmental Law Award for her published work on the de-extinction of passenger pigeons. She previously worked as a litigation clerk for the Animal Legal Defense Fund where she worked on puppy mill cases, slaughterhouse worker rights, a lawsuit against Sea World, and roadside zoo cases. As a clerk for the Michigan State Department of Attorney General Ms. Waters worked on one of the Flint Water-Crisis cases and devoted her time to corporate oversight.
She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her daughter Norah, husband Jesse, and dogs Bettie and Radar.
- Northern District of Ohio
- Southern District of Ohio
- 6th Circuit of the United States
- Juris Doctor - Michigan State University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
- Bachelor of Arts - Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Board Member of the Alliance for Animals Justice Fund
- Ohio Bar Association's Leadership Academy (2019-2020)
- Pro-Bono Network for the Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Passenger Pigeons: the de-extinction and reintroduction of a bird, Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, Vol. XV