Paralegal Graduate Certificate, Rice University, 2020
B.S. Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University, 2016
A.A. Liberal Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, 2013
Carolyn S. Boyce is a Paralegal working with ELPC attorneys. She also currently serves on the Chicago Paralegal Association Board as Secretary/Director of Operations. She has worked in legal aid, workers’ compensation, and personal injury; conducted policy research for Summit Food Coalition and Ohio Employee Ownership Center; was the Community Outreach Coordinator for LEEDCo, an offshore wind energy nonprofit; and interned at Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District. She has volunteered for Sierra Club, the Central Ohio Worker Center, and as a fundraising cyclist for Climate Ride.
Majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, Carolyn studied the intersection between labor and environment. She earned her Paralegal Certificate from Rice University and Associate of Arts at Cuyahoga Community College.
Carolyn is most passionate about climate change, just transition, and green jobs. Her paper “Protecting the Integrity of the Great Lakes: Past, Present, and Future” was published in the ABA Natural Resources and Environment Journal. She now writes for the Chicago Paralegal Association.
I have so many favorite spots in Ohio where I spent most of my life, but I moved to Chicago partially because I fell in love with the lakefront. Most weekends, I’m either riding my bike on the trail, soaking up the sun on the beaches, or strolling through the parks.
My understanding of environmental problems began on Earth Day 1990 when I learned how landfill toxins can seep into groundwater. I later learned about a Superfund site near my high school. Since then, I’ve sought to make a positive impact toward environmental justice and sustainability.