Senior Attorney and Leader of the Wildlife Program
Ramona develops and implements regional strategy to advance SELC’s mission on behalf of Southern wildlife and habitat. She coordinates with and supports wildlife-related work that spans offices and departments, working to highlight our region’s rich biodiversity and SELC’s work defending it.
Ramona also leads and supports state and federal litigation protecting southern wildlife, including lawsuits under the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Administrative Procedure Act. She works with partners and clients to advocate for and defend laws and policies protective of southern wildlife. In particular, Ramona has long advocated for the endangered red wolf in North Carolina, an issue she has consistently worked on since her first day as an attorney at SELC.
I love the South and its amazing diversity of people and ecosystems. I feel truly honored to work with passionate colleagues and clients to protect our remarkable biodiversity.Ramona McGee
Ramona was born and raised in Nikiski, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, where she developed a love of the natural world at a young age.
“For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about defending wildlife and habitat,” she said. Based in Chapel Hill, Ramona loves taking family trips to the Appalachian Mountains—and getting outside as much as possible around her home in Durham. She has been in North Carolina since 2009.
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, law clerk
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, magna cum laude; North Carolina Law Review, Order of the Coif
- B.A., Lewis & Clark College, magna cum laude
- With SELC since 2015