Growing up in southeast Ohio, Haley Varnadoe always felt a pull to the legal field. Her hometown of Marietta felt the impact of chemical contamination documented in “Dark Waters,” the 2019 film portraying the lives of residents who contracted deadly illnesses from a nearby DuPont manufacturing facility.
“I was interested in environmental justice from a really young age,” Varnadoe said. “I took a few side-steps along the way, but I always found my way back into wanting to be a lawyer.”
Varnadoe’s interest in environmental law drew her to Texas A&M University’s School of Law, which offers an