Inspired by his summer at Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization, Carter will return to work as a staff attorney to develop and implement legal strategies to reduce the impact of animal agriculture on the Chesapeake Bay area. At HLS, he was the executive editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review and received a Chayes Fellowship to spend his first summer doing environmental advocacy at Tokyo Surugadai Law Offices, where he worked on the Fukushima nuclear accident. He also worked as a clinical extern at the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he researched and communicated with violators of wildlife trafficking laws. He holds a B.A. in Asian Languages and Civilizations from Amherst College and wrote his senior honors thesis on Japanese whaling. After his undergraduate years, Carter taught English at rural schools in Wakayama, Japan.