Christine Vogel earned her J.D from The University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY. While a student, she was an Executive Editor for the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal and competed in the Environmental Law Moot Court competition. She has also earned degrees from Sterling College in Craftbury Common, Vermont in Natural Resource Management and Magna Cum Laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York in Public Policy Studies.
Christine’s passion for law and her commitment to fighting for the “little guy” spring not from her education but from her unique perspective on the workplace, and her extensive experience within it.
Prior to law school, Christine spent many years working as a farm hand on vegetable and dairy farms. She has also worked as an Independent Living Skills Instructor for people with disabilities.
It was the time she spent working as an industrial MIG welder that solidified Christine’s resolve to pursue a legal career. She recounts many injustices her co-workers were exposed to, from low wages to extremely dangerous working conditions. Holding firm in her belief that blue collar workers, like herself, were not getting the treatment they deserved she pursued her legal studies to assist people who work difficult jobs in unsafe conditions whose voices are seldom heard.
In her free time, Christine enjoys gardening, photography and helping plan events in her West Side neighborhood.
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