Justine was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up wandering through California’s majestic redwood forests, she became a passionate environmentalist, and has spent most of her career working to protect our nation’s natural resources.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics. She received her law degree with honors from Duke University School of Law, where she was a member of the Editorial Board of Duke Law Journal. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Echols, United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. Justine has received numerous awards for her public service.
Justine lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Patrick, along with their cat Mingus (who joined the family after he was discovered sleeping on their bed), and their border collie Charlie Bucket (who was an instant foster fail).
The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames is her first book.