Tara Lewis is a senior legislative analyst on the government relations team, where she primarily focuses on issues relating to the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act. Tara uses legal advocacy to protect endangered species and marine mammals and works to strengthen the laws that conserve wildlife and their habitats.
Prior to working at Defenders of Wildlife, Tara was a litigation fellow at the Humane Society of the United States and served as a law clerk for the public interest firm, Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP. In those roles, she focused primarily on litigation relating to the management of wildlife on federal lands. Tara holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. While in law school, Tara served as the Managing Editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review and has published several articles on wildlife and animal issues. She received her undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park.