Kristen J. Burby

Kristen J. Burby


Santa Fe, NM



Kristen J. Burby is an Associate Attorney. Ms. Burby practices in the areas of administrative and regulatory law, natural resources law and environmental law. Her environmental and natural resources law work includes air quality permitting and compliance work, discharge permitting and general facility environmental compliance work. Prior to law school, Ms. Burby worked as an environmental consultant in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and energy transmission fields before moving to become the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager at a New Jersey refinery. During law school Ms. Burby continued to work in environmental consulting in addition to working as an Intellectual Property Intern for Sandia National Labs and clerking with Montgomery & Andrews, P.A.



University of New Mexico School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2021

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Science, 2015

Environmental Resource Management, Environmental Science

Minors: Watersheds and Water Resources

Environmental Soil Science

Awards & Scholarships:

Clinical Legal Education Association, Outstanding Student

Tort Scholar Award

Real Property Trust and Estate Section of the State Bar Scholarship


Kristen Burby, Making it Stick: Local Environmental Review Statutes, 44 Environs 63  (2021)