Jessica Gott, Certified Paralegal
Jessica graduated from the University of Central Florida with her B.A. in Humanities and later received her paralegal certification from NALA. She’s called Florida home for most of her life and has grown increasingly passionate about environmental issues. Prior to working for Jane West law, she founded the nonprofit, North Florida Coastal Caretakers–a beach and river cleanup organization focused on bringing awareness to the dangers of single-use plastics on the local environment and waterways.
Laurel received her B.A. in history from the University of Central Florida in 2012. She is entering her third and final year at Florida State University College of Law.
At law school, Laurel has served as the Secretary for the Environmental Law Society and as both President and Vice President for Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Laurel was awarded the Vires Outstanding Leadership Award from the law school for her work with the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund during the 2017-2018 school year. Laurel has also been selected to receive the Advancement in Animal Law Scholarship from the Animal Legal Defense Fund for the 2018-2019 school year. Laurel was recently named the winner of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s New Voices in Animal Law Writing Contest for 2018. She hopes to continue to work in both environmental law and animal law in the future. Laurel is originally from Crystal River, Florida. She currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida.
Maya is a member of the Environmental Youth Council of Saint Johns County and president of the Conservation Club at her school where she is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program. Maya spoke on the Intergenerational Panel for the Environmental Challenge Weekend in April 2018 about the effects of global warming in the modern age. Part of Maya’s family originates from Jamaica which gave her a particular interest in the environment, especially coastal areas. In May 2018, Maya helped organize an event for Senator Bill Nelson and his campaign through Environmental Youth Council to bring political awareness to environmental issues. In the future, Maya would like to pursue more projects dedicated to preserving the environment. Maya is originally from Minnesota and she currently lives in Saint Augustine.