Student and Alumni Spotlights: Interviews & Videos

Watch videos or read about students' and graduates' practical, hands-on opportunities outside of the classroom.

Law Firm/ Corporate

Alessandria San Roman, Class of 2018
Originally from: Miami, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Miami, Political Science
Law School Activity: Student Trustee on the University of Miami Board of Trustees, Student Bar Association President, University of Miami Business Law Review, Dade County Bar Association Student Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity - Richmond A. Rasco Chapter, Miami Law Women, Hispanic Law Student Association
Experience: Bacardi USA, Law Clerk

Jessica Sparhawk, Class of 2019
Originally from: Miami, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Criminal Justice
Law School Activity: University of Miami Law Review
Experience: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Montgomery, AL

Nalani Gordon, Class of 2018
Originally from: Riviera Beach, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Central Florida, Criminal Justice
Law School Activity: Miami Scholar, Race and Social Justice Law Review, Black Law Students Association, Public Interest Leadership Board, American Bar Association
Experience: Gunster, West Palm Beach, FL

Judicial

Elizabeth Montano, Class of 2019
Originally from: Coral Springs, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Central Florida, Organizational Communications
Law School Activity: Immigration Law Clinic, Phi Alpha Delta, Miami Law Women, Student Ambassadors, OUTLaw
Experience: Judicial Intern for the Hon. Jonathan Goodman, Magistrate Judge, USDC Southern District of Florida

Sara Ptachik, Class of 2019
Originally from: Easy Williston, NY
Undergraduate School/Major: Undergraduate and Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music
Experience: Judicial Intern for Hon. Robin Rosenberg, West Palm Beach

International

Nicolle Lafosse, JD/LL.M., Class of 2018
Originally from: Honduras
Undergraduate School/Major: Foreign Law Degree earned at UNITEC in Honduras
Law School Activity: International Moot Court Board
Experience: Gonzalez de Cossio Abogados, X.C., Mexico City, Mexico

Government

Emma Hollowell, Class of 2018
Originally from: Lancaster, VA
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Virginia, Environmental Sciences
Law School Activity: International and Comparative Law Review, Environmental Law Society President, Maritime Law Society, Student DiveBar, Miami Law Women
Experience: Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section, Washington D.C.

Erika Jensen, JD/LL.M. in Taxation, Class of 2018
Originally from: Chestertown, MD
Undergraduate School/Major: Towson University, Law and American Civilization
Law School Activity: Investor Rights Clinic, International and Comparative Law Review
Experience: Department of the Navy Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

Public Interest

Christina Robinson, Class of 2018
Originally from: Miami, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Miami, Neuroscience
Law School Activity: Children and Youth Law Clinic, Miami Scholar, Honor Council Member, OUTLaw President, Public Interest Leadership Board, Society of Bar and Gavel Secretary
Experience: Lambda Legal, NYC

Dominique Celerin, Class of 2018
Originally from: Tampa, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Miami, Psychology
Experience: Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office

Thomas Voracek, Class of 2019
Originally from: Middletown, Maryland
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Maryland - College Park, Humanities
Law School Activity: Health Rights Clinic, Miami Scholar
Experience: Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida, Miami

Phil Papiasvili, Class of 2019
Originally from: New Rochelle, New York
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Maryland - College Park, Philosophy
Law School Activity: Society of Bar and Gavel, Children and Youth Law Clinic, Public Interest Leadership Board, Child Advocacy Family Law Society, Miami Law Ambassadors
Experience: The Family Center, Brooklyn, NY

Jalyn Delancy, Class of 2019
Originally from: Miami, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: University of Florida, Political Science
Law School Activity: Health Rights Clinic, Black Law Students Associations
Experience: Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Miami, FL

David Pringle, Class of 2019
Originally from: Kingston, Jamaica
Undergraduate School/Major: Florida State University
Law School Activity: Miami Scholar, Public Interest Leadership Board, Student Bar Association Senator, ACLU
Experience: Miami Dade Public Defenders Office

Haley Cove, Class of 2019
Originally from: Hollywood, FL
Undergraduate School/Major: Florida State University, Sociology
Experience: Miami Dade Public Defenders Office

Malik Ramelize, Class of 2019
Undergraduate School/Major: Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice
Law School Activity: Miami Scholar, Innocence Clinic, Criminal Law Society, ACLU, Moot Court Board, Society of Bar and Gavel, Street Law
Experience: Broward Public Defenders Office

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