Eliza R. Mette

207-621-4390, Ext. 1125

emette@kozakgayer.com

Experience

Eliza is a graduate (magna cum laude) of the University of Maine school of Law and was recently admitted to the Bar in the State of Maine.

During her first year of law school, Eliza participated in the Maine Law Policy Group where she organized a panel discussion about health policy and law in Maine. In her second year, she co-chaired the group, and worked with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to bring a Lunch and Learn Lecture series covering various aspects of Health Law to the greater Portland community. As a law student, Eliza interned with the Maine Women’s Lobby, the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, and the legal department at MaineHealth. She also served as a student attorney in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, where, on behalf of one of her clients, she successfully argued a defensive asylum case before the Boston Immigration Court. Eliza also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from The George Washington University.

Prior to attending law school, Eliza worked as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. During her fellowship, Eliza participated in the NIH Academy, a training program that focuses on health disparities and gaps in health outcomes, and which helped shape her passion for advocating on behalf of underserved communities.

Eliza will maintain a general health law practice in the firm’s Augusta, Maine office.

 

Personal Interests

Eliza is an avid yogi, runner, skier, rock climber, and dancer. When she has the time, she also enjoys cooking, reading, and playing her fiddle.

 

Community Service

Currently serve as a member of the ACLU of Maine Rising Leaders; served as a mentor in the Portland Mentoring Alliance; a health educator in the Health Education Outreach Program in Washington, D.C.; the co-president of GlobeMed at The George Washington University, a non-profit organization providing maternal health care education and support to its partner clinic in Rwanda; a Cheerful Hearts’ Foundation midwife in Ghana.

EDUCATION

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Maine School of Law (2017), and B.S., Cum Laude, in Public Health from The George Washington University (2012)

MEMBERSHIPS

Eliza is a member of the: Maine State Bar Association; American Health Lawyers Association; American Bar Association; and the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Honors & Distinctions

Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Health Law Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School – Faculty Award for Community Service

PUBLICATIONS

● Navigating the road ahead: addressing challenges for use of metabolomics in epidemiology studies (co-authored) ● The use of biospecimens in population-based research: a review of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences grant portfolio (co-authored)