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Nicole CookEnvironmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Nicole Cook (she/her) is the Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist with the Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Nicole received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Iowa, and her Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law. She also holds a Master of Law in Agricultural and Food Law and Policy from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Nicole practiced as a trial attorney and as in-house corporate counsel for several years before completing her LL.M. She served briefly in the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor for the USDA’s Risk Management Agency before joining ALEI. Nicole focuses much of her work on food safety, risk management planning, urban agriculture, aquaculture, new and beginning farmer sustainability planning and preparation, and farm marketing and intellectual property.