Jonathan Nwagbaraocha ('05) currently works as an Environmental, Health, and Safety Consultant for Enhesa, Inc., an international environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting firm with offices in Brussels, Belgium and Washington, D.C. He regularly draws from his studies in the Environmental Law Program to analyze United States, Canadian, and Nigerian EHS laws and regulations. Jonathan has also presented a webinar on Global Pollutant Reporting Programs addressing the costs and implications of pollutant reporting for multinational corporations. Jonathan works with consultants from around the world and enjoys the challenges and rewards of international collaboration.
Previously, Jonathan clerked for the Honorable Vicki Ballou-Watts in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and worked as a Family Advocate Attorney at the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning. As a Family Advocate, Jonathan represented families with lead poisoned children and assisted in researching and drafting legislation related to unsafe residential and occupational exposure to lead.
Jonathan's study at Maryland included participation in the environmental clinic as well as the environmental moot court competitions which sharpened his writing and oral advocacy skills. When asked about the University of Maryland School of Law, he responded, "The University of Maryland School of Law has an outstanding environmental law program with knowledgeable and helpful professors."