Elliot Gonzalez has been a naturalist his entire life. From camping at Loxahatchee as a kid to volunteering at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Elliot has always loved the environment of South Florida.

However, it was not until 2016 that he figured out his path to environmental advocacy. After taking an Environmental Law class at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, he realized that he wanted to be an environmental attorney. Fast-forward seven years, and Elliot is a two-time published author on environmental policy in Louisiana, has graduated from Florida International University College of Law, and is working at Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A. Elliot’s new goal is to inspire aspiring attorneys to use their skills and knowledge to encourage sustainability, volunteerism, and advocacy through a profession that he feels often acts as a precipice between conservation and degradation.