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VNRC welcomes Ian & Eric

VNRC is excited to welcome two talented people to our office this autumn: Ian Hitchcock, joins the VNRC team as our Community Energy and Climate Action Coordinator (AmeriCorps), and Eric Guzman will be our legal intern for the remainder of 2017. If you find yourself at the VNRC office, be sure to give them a warm welcome!

Ian Hitchcock. AmeriCorps Member, Community Energy and Climate Action Coordinator. Ian holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Marlboro College. His senior thesis examined climate change from an interdisciplinary perspective, combining historical, literary, and ecological perspectives. He grew up in Dubois WY, where his appreciation for the natural world was strengthened by taking long walks in the woods behind his house. Ian previously worked with Renewable Energy Vermont and as a canvasser with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. Ian lives in Richmond and enjoys hiking, writing, and playing the saxophone in his free time.


Eric Guzman, a Vermont Law School masters student, will be the VNRC legal intern for the remainder of 2017. Eric has a B.A. in Political Science from Columbus State University and a J.D. from Vermont Law School. Eric grew up in Columbus, Georgia where he developed a strong interest in environmental science, law, and policy. He moved to Vermont in 2014 to attend law school and is currently finishing his final semester at VLS to receive his Master’s Degree in Environmental Law & Policy. Within the last year, Eric has worked as a full-time student clinician at the VLS Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic on matters involving Clean Air Act citizen enforcement and Clean Water Act rule petitioning. He also worked as a law clerk within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement, Forensics & Training focusing on various areas of federal environmental enforcement as well as application of crime victims’ rights and restitution within the context of environmental crimes. Eric and his partner, Lauren, enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, and traveling in their spare time. They live in Burlington with their dog, Levi, and cat, Ellie.