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Meet Some VLS Partners and Their Students

Nancy and Walter

Nancy and Walter PartnersNancy and Walter moved from the South to Vermont in 2009 after having spent the past few years working together as vagabond archaeologists. Recently they bought a historic school house in Barnard, VT and spend their 'spare' time putting work into it. Nancy is a dedicated runner and has shifted her focus to food anthropology and the culinary arts while Walter will be graduating with his JD and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy.


Nico Cornell and Emily Dupraz

Nico Cornell & Emily DuprazNico and Emily moved to Vermont from Cambridge, Massachussetts with their dog, Eleanor. They bought an 1856 farmhouse three miles from VLS in Tunbridge. Nico is a PhD student who is still working on his dissertation, and he says that the quiet of Vermont is an environment conducive to writing. And Vermont has proven close enough to allow him to get down to Boston for occasional seminars, as well as back home to his native Maine now and then. Emily has left her work in communications behind for law school. Originally from a farm in South Dakota, she is interested in agricultural law and policy. Married for three years, Emily and Nico have found Vermont to be a wonderful place for hiking around in the woods, skiing and snowshoeing in winter, and starting their first garden in summer. Eleanor has found Vermont to be a wonderful place for good smells, streams for swimming, and chipmunks for chasing.


Vanessa and Nolan

Vanessa and NolonVanessa and Nolan moved to VT from San Francisco in August 2009. Their son Stone arrived on July 1, 2010. Vanessa works from their home in Chelsea supporting new operations for an experiential education non-profit. Nolan is a member of VJEL and NLG. Stone spends a lot of time looking around. As a family you can find them outside usually hiking or paddling, chasing chickens in their yard or playing board games while brewing beer. Their VT favorites include maple everything, the lack of traffic and mud season.