Talasi earned her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 2013, along with an M.S. in Environmental Studies. She served as Managing Editor of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, Vice President of the Environmental Law Group, and co-authored her team’s winning brief with the National Moot Court team. She also volunteered with a local public interest environmental attorney tackling timber sale cases, completed her required clinic with Western Watersheds Project, and interned with Wilderness Watch, a national nonprofit Wilderness advocacy group. After graduating, she clerked for Justice Michael E Wheat of the Montana Supreme Court for a year. Talasi joins Western Watersheds Project after four years as a staff attorney with Advocates for the West, a nonprofit environmental law firm. Her legal work has largely focused on protecting the sage-grouse, an iconic sagebrush obligate bird threatened by degradation of its sagebrush habitat, and on reining in Wildlife Services, a federal agency that kills predators. Talasi’s interests include hiking, cycling, reading fiction, and small-scale organic farming.