Administrative Judge Judge Sosin has a background in science, with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources. After working as an environmental scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Judge Sosin decided to switch gears and attended Georgetown University’s School of Law. While there, she taught legal research and writing and was on Law Review. After obtaining her law degree, she began working for the Department of the Interior's Office of the Solicitor, and rose to the position of Assistant Solicitor for the Branch of Public Lands. During her time in the Solicitor's Office, she practiced public land law and gained expertise in many areas, including renewable energy, forestry, wildlife, mineral development, planning, public land use, recreation, wilderness, and wild horses. She joined the Board of Land Appeals in June of 2015.