Kelly Cox
Kelly Cox
Kelly serves as Staff Attorney and Program Director for Miami Waterkeeper, where she works on a wide range of programs and with our talented volunteer legal team to ensure swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for south Florida.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Kelly Cox, Esq. joined Miami Waterkeeper as Staff Attorney & Program Director in September 2016. 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 has written and published articles on various topics in environmental law including aquatic invasive species, mangrove management, marine zoning, listed species, clean water, and climate change. Kelly teaches Environmental Law at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences. She completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University with dual 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

 

PUBLICATIONS
• 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). 

• Kelly J. Cox, Shark Fin Trade Still on the Menu in the United States, forthcoming publication, ABA SEER Endangered Species Committee Newsletter (2018). 

Get in touch! Email Kelly at kelly@miamiwaterkeeper.org

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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Kelly Cox, Esq. joined Miami Waterkeeper as Staff Attorney & Program Director in September 2016. 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 has written and published articles on various topics in environmental law including aquatic invasive species, mangrove management, marine zoning, listed species, clean water, and climate change. Kelly teaches Environmental Law at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences. She completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University with dual 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   PUBLICATIONS • 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).  • Kelly J. Cox, Shark Fin Trade Still on the Menu in the United States, forthcoming publication, ABA SEER Endangered Species Committee Newsletter (2018).  Get in touch! Email Kelly at kelly@miamiwaterkeeper.org