EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Kelly Cox, Esq. joined Miami Waterkeeper in September 2016 as Staff Attorney & Program Director. Today, Kelly serves as General Counsel to Miami Waterkeeper where she oversees organizational operations, as well as Miami Waterkeeper's legal advocacy efforts. Kelly received a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and an M.P.S. in Marine Conservation from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Kelly is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at University of Miami RSMAS where she teaches Environmental Law and Policy to graduate students. She has written and published articles on various topics in environmental law including aquatic invasive species, mangrove management, marine zoning and listed species. Kelly completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University with dual B.S. degrees in Natural Resources and Political Science.
A South Florida native, Kelly enjoys kayaking, fishing, and scuba diving in her spare time.
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Lillian R. Levy Award (2016)
- Grey Quill Award (2015)
- HOPE Fellow (2015)
- Akerman Fellow for the Center for Ethics and Public Service (2016)
- Miami Scholar
- Iron Arrow Member
- N.C. State University Park Scholar
• Alien Invasion! An Ocean Picture Coming to a Sea Near You: An Analysis of International Frameworks for Aquatic Invasive Species Control, 47 U. MIAMI INTER-AM. L. REV. 53 (2016).
• Barbuda Shores up Marine Zoning Laws, 18 ABA MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER (Aug. 2015).
• Kelly J. Cox & Rafael J. Araújo, Friends or Foes? The Problem of South Florida's Invasive Mangroves, 34 Pace Envtl L. Rev. 463 (2017).
• Kelly J. Cox & Brett Brumund, Crocodile Smiles: How Listed Species Cope in an Age of Urbanization, 32 ABA Natural Resources & Environment (2018).
Get in touch! Email Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org