Frannie Monasterio
Water Law Fellow
Getches-Wilkinson Center

Frannie Monasterio joined the GWC as a Water Law Fellow in November 2022. She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. After a few years working on stormwater-related water quality issues on the east coast, she went to George Mason University Law School, receiving her J.D. in 2018. Throughout law school, she worked on public lands issues as Law Intern at the Interior Board of Land Appeals, Department of the Interior, and a Law Clerk at the Wilderness Society. After graduation, she became a Law Fellow with the Interior Board of Land Appeals, continuing her work on public lands. Before her Fellowship at GWC, Frannie was a Legal Fellow at Defenders of Wildlife, where she worked on cases involving the protection of imperiled species.