The National Sea Grant Law Center


  • Meet the 2021 NSGLC Summer Intern: Katherine Hupp

  • June 2nd, 2021 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Each summer, the National Sea Grant Law Center hires a full-time law student. This summer’s Research Associate is Katherine Hupp, a rising 3L at Florida State University College of Law. Over the course of the summer, Katherine will contribute to the NSGLC’s research projects and publications. We asked Katherine several questions to get to know her better.

    1. Where are you from?

    Norfolk, Virginia.

    2. What was your first job?

    My first job was at the University of North Florida pool. I was a lifeguard.

    3. Who inspires you?

    My dad. He is a constant illustration of what it is to be selfless and hardworking.

    4. What made you consider a career in law?

    After college, I interned with an environmental nonprofit organization. I gained from this experience an introductory understanding of the law’s power—that the law shapes our environment—which prompted my decision to apply to law school.

    5. What are you most excited about doing this summer?

    In August, I will be taking a trip to see the Redwoods in California!

    6. Where’s your favorite beach?

    Neptune Beach in Jacksonville, Florida.

    7. What do you do in your free time?

    I enjoy hiking and canoeing at different parks throughout Florida. I spend a lot of time reading in my backyard with my two dogs. I’m also a sucker for a good psychological thriller.

    8. Do you have any hidden talents? What are they?

    With no formal training, I am surprisingly good at sketching and painting.

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