2012 Interns & Fellows


Raven Adams Phillips

Raven Adams Phillips is currently a third year law student at the University of Denver, where she has focused on environmental and natural resources law.  Originally from California, Raven traveled to Colby College in Maine to study Psychology and Neuroscience.  After gaining further experience in scientific research labs, she decided to attend law school for a change of pace.  In addition to her work with SDSG, Raven has interned for Colorado Legal Services, the Denver District Court, and Denver Water.  Raven also serves as Managing Editor of the University of Denver Water Law Review.  In her free time, Raven enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and appreciating the beautiful Colorado wilderness through skiing, hiking, and rafting.

Nadia B. Ahmad

Nadia B. Ahmad is a native of Orlando. She is currently pursuing an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy at the University of Denver. Nadia obtained her law degree from the University of Florida, where she was a Virgil Hawkins Fellowship recipient and served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of The Florida Journal of International Law. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with high honors in Comparative Literature. At Cal, Nadia was initiated into the Golden Key National Honor Society and was a three-time recipient of the Barbara L. Frye Scholarship for student journalism from the Capitol Press Club of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar.

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is a third-year student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Mark grew up in Golden, Colorado, before leaving for Maine to get his undergraduate degree at Colby College. After four frosty winters he returned to Colorado started at DU, where he is pursuing the Environmental and Natural Resources certificate. Aside from his work at SDSG, Mark has interned in the Jefferson County District Court and at Colorado Legal Services. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and rafting throughout Colorado and the West.


Bo Saunders

Bo Saunders

Bo Saunders originally from Illinois, but moved to Denver almost 5 years ago and recently completed his JD at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  He is now focused on finishing a masters program in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at DU with a concentration in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development.  He also currently serves as an editor on the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.  Prior to joining SDSG as an intern, Bo spent time working for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as well as law firms in the Czech Republic and Russian Federation.  An avid explorer with a particular passion for Latin America, he enjoys no-frills, grass-roots backpacking, mountain climbing, and sleeping in hammocks.  He is also proudly devoted to the love of his life, the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Club.