Denver Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law LLM Graduate Tamiko Watanabe, center, is recognized by Don Smith, program director, and Lucy Daberkow, assistant administrative director, for achieving two program certificates.
Ms. Watanabe, who came to Denver from her home in Kyoto, Japan, has been hired as a legal assistant and will begin those responsibilities in September.
Mr. Smith said, "Kyoto, Japan, is known as the home of the Kyoto Protocol, the UN-based agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions. It is also home to Tamiko, and she represented her home city well during her studies at Denver Law. I will always remember Tamiko as a remarkably hard worker as well as for a thoughtful presentation that she gave to her fellow law students on the one year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. She reminded all of us, in that presentation, of the care with which humanity needs to consider the relationship of nature and our modern energy generating systems."
Ms. Daberkow said, "It has been a great pleasure to have Tamiko as a student and as a member of our graduate program community. All of us learned a great deal from her while she was studying here. We wish her all the best in her future career."