Kai Fig Taddei

Summer Law Student

Kai Fig Taddei (they/he/she) is a white settler and trans person of Florentine and French ancestry. They were born and raised on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən People (the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations) and the W̱SÁNEĆ People, and currently live on lək̓ʷəŋən territory in sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ. Kai is a 3L student in the JD/JID program at the University of Victoria, where last year he completed six months with the Environmental Law Clinic.

Prior to starting law school, Kai earned a BFA from the University of Victoria (2016) and an MFA from the University of Guelph (2020). They are passionate about the power of storytelling to strengthen social movements and communities. Their young adult play, Duecentomila, was a finalist for a 2023 Lambda Literary Award and is currently being translated into Italian and Portuguese. Last year, Kai was artist-in-residence for Intrepid Theatre's OUTstages queer theatre festival.

Kai is incredibly excited to be a part of WCEL this summer! They've been crushing on WCEL's work for a number of years, and feel humbled and grateful for the opportunity to learn from such a knowledgeable group of humans. In particular, Kai believes in WCEL's intersectional approach to environmental justice and focus on public legal education.

When they're not working, you can probably find Kai at the ocean, barefoot and covered in dog hair.