Katie Hannon Michel, JD, MELP

Senior Attorney
Katie Hannon Michel

As a senior attorney, Katie works in multiple program areas to support sustainable communities, focusing on food systems and environmental health and justice.

Before joining ChangeLab Solutions, Katie served the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey L. Hjelm. During law school, Katie worked as a student clinician in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and the Food and Agriculture Clinic; as a research assistant to the directors of the Environmental Law Center and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems; and as a staff member on the Vermont Law Review. Additionally, she has worked as a farmers market manager, community-supported agriculture program coordinator, organic farming apprentice, and marketing associate for a small agricultural land trust.

Katie received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied literature and linguistics. She also holds a juris doctor and a master’s degree in environmental law and policy, both summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School.