Bonnie Ballard grew up in Kernersville, N.C. and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English and Political Science. Before coming to Carolina Law, she worked as a paralegal in the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. She is interested in the the agricultural side of environmental law and environmental justice. Bonnie enjoys camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities as well as spending time with her cat, Arthur, and her rescue dog, Evie.
Meredith Doswell graduated from Amherst College in 2017 with a double-major in environmental studies and psychology and was a member on the women’s basketball team. Before law school, she worked for two years as a legal assistant for Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Capital Finance & Real Estate team in Washington, D.C. While at Carolina Law, she has been involved with the Environmental Law Project, Women in Law, and the Carolina Public Interest Law Organization. She is a Dean’s Fellow as well as a staff member and student author on UNC School of Law’s Journal of Law and Technology. Some of her broad areas of interests include environmental and energy law and policy, particularly related to climate change and environmental justice.
Jake Farrell is a North Carolina State University alumus and veteran with a passion for spending time outdoors. Between growing up on a farm and earning his Eagle Scout rank as a youth, nature has been an impactful part of Jake’s life from an early age. In the Air Force, Jake worked as a Nuclear Missileer, and served as a custodian and operator for the nation’s land-based nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. Jake now serves as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. while balancing law school and other extracurricular activities at Carolina Law. One such extracurricular activity includes leading the Conservation and Agricultural Law Federation as vice-president. Currently, Jake enjoys the outdoors through hiking and kayaking. Hopeful to sustain agriculture as North Carolina’s top industry and its preeminence as a national provider of food, Jake wants to find ways to harmonize environmentalism with vital agricultural needs in the state.
Yanping Parks studied electrical engineering in China and earned a PhD degree from Singapore. She then did postdoctoral research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before coming to law school, Yanping worked as a patent agent for over five years. Her experience in electric power systems and renewable energy piqued her interest in energy regulations and policies. Yanping is also interested in privacy law. She likes to explore innovation and privacy related issues in the energy industry.
Caroline Randive grew up in coastal North Carolina where she became interested in coastal environmental issues, including protecting sea turtles. She attended Bryn Mawr College and double majored in history and international studies. After graduating in 2017, she volunteered with an equine rescue group in East Tennessee where she ran a rehabilitation training program for abused and neglected horses and assisted with rescue operations. Caroline is interested in environmental justice, endangered species work, and agricultural environmental issues.