In law school, Horning clerked with the Office of the United States Trade Representative's Environment & Natural Resources Division, where she researched the environmental and social impacts of international trade, particularly its impacts on natural resources in the developing world. She traveled to Madagascar the summer after her first year to work on a USAID project dedicated to creating job opportunities in ecotourism for local communities adjacent to protected areas. In addition, she researched and analyzed Madagascar's gemstone mining industry for her law review note while serving as a member of the Vermont Law Review.
Prior to her legal practice, Horning was a business development coordinator for a top international development firm, Chemonics International, where she managed the marketing and proposal development process for USAID and World Bank environmental and local governance projects in a variety of developing countries. She also interned for the Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture at the Massachusetts State House, where she authored a report on various regulatory approaches to wetlands preservation nationwide.
Horning has volunteered over the past six months with Susan Kingsley and Christina Miller to launch Ethical Metalsmiths. Her previous volunteer experience includes leading trips for the Sierra Club's Inner City Outings program and teaching environmental policy and ecology to high school students at the Birney School in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood, a historically underprivileged community.
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Last Updated: May 19, 2016