Meet Yahn Olson, Summer Legal Intern
What do you hope to do after you graduate? Once I graduate I plan on going to Officer Candidate School and joining the Navy as a JAG.
What is your dream job? US Navy JAG.
What do you hope to learn while interning with GASP? I hope to learn everything I can about working in a legal environment, and learn how to put things I’ve studied in school into practice.
Why is our mission to reduce air pollution important to you? I think environmental issues in general affect everybody greatly, but are easily overlooked because the effects of pollution are not always visible. I’ve always been an outdoorsy person (fishing, backpacking, snowboarding) and want to help out in a field that I have a passion for. I’d like generations after me to be able to experience the outdoors in the way I did.
What is your favorite food? I’ll eat just about anything but seafood and Mexican food top the list. I also love pizza.
What are your hobbies? I like to do almost anything outdoors, especially on the water. I played lacrosse growing up and in college, so I still like to toss the ball around from time to time as well.
Who or what are your influences? My biggest influence in life is my dad. He grew up in rural Idaho and went on to be a Navy officer for over 20 years.
What are some other fun facts about yourself? I worked at a beach resort on Pensacola Beach before law school and was a jet ski tour guide for awhile. I also have a Great Pyrenees mix named Aspen that weighs about 35lbs and is only 4 months old.
GASP is a nonprofit health advocacy organization based in Birmingham, Ala. Our mission is to reduce air pollution, to educate the public on the health risks associated with dirty air, and to encourage community leaders to serve as role models for clean air and clean energy production.