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Margaux J. Valenti JD'13

2021 Alumni Service Award Winner

Margaux ValentiMargaux J. Valenti is a presidential appointee to the Vermont Law School Alumni Association (VLSAA) Board of Directors. A passionate Great Lakes advocate, after graduation from VLS in 2013, Margaux spent a year as the sea grant fellow with the Great Lakes Commission in Michigan. Upon finishing her fellowship, she moved back home to Buffalo, New York (Go Bills!). A member of the New York State Bar, she works as the legal and programs advisor for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. In her free time, she likes exploring local trails and waterways, volunteers for a town committee dedicated to outdoor recreation and trail development, and teaches yoga.

When she joined the VLSAA Board, the group talked a lot about building new bridges between alumni. A people-loving extrovert, she offered to help with creating and chairing the Alumni Engagement Committee. The committee focuses on bringing together old friends, fostering new connections, celebrating one another’s accomplishments, and reminding the alumni community that, no matter what, Swans fly together.

Under Margaux's leadership, the Alumni Engagement Committee—with collaboration from the full VLSAA Board—launched the VLS Alumni Webinar Series and the VLSAA Book Club. Both virtual initiatives have been instrumental in connecting alumni around the world, especially during the pandemic, and will continue to do so well into the future.