IHR&CRC Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Pederson

Elizabeth Pederson is an alumna of Stanford Law School (2007) and its clinical programs.
Elizabeth currently works as General Counsel and Director of Operations at Aqua-Spark, a social
impact fund that invests in companies around the world along the sustainable aquaculture value
chain, from farming and feed ingredients to technology and antibiotic-free disease battling. Before
this, Elizabeth’s career spanned various jurisdictions nationally and internationally, from Assistant
District Attorney in New York City, to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and the International Criminal Court (ICC)
in The Hague. While in law school, Elizabeth focused on public interest work as a Public Interest
Fellow and graduated with pro bono distinction. In addition, while at SLS she founded Ms. JD, a
nonprofit dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession. While
Elizabeth attended SLS before MLC was founded, she participated in two clinics: one on the death
penalty and one that took her to Ghana for a month to work with residents in a camp for displaced

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