Meet the 2017-2018 Peer Advisors

 Section 1 Peer Advisors 

Brendan QuinnBrendan

Hometown: Riverhead, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University, Psychology & Theater and Performance
Areas of Professional Interest: Trademark & Copyright Law, Alcohol Industry/Regulation, Disability rights/mental health advocacy, LGBTQ rights 
Favorite Wellness Activity: Cooking, Baking, Walking around Capitol Hill


Daniel RobertsonDan

Hometown: Oviedo, FL
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University, Business Management & Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Corporate Law, Civil Rights
Favorite Wellness Activity: Listening or playing music

Zoe BellarsZoe Bellars Portrait

Hometown: Arlington, VA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia: Modern Studies English
Areas of Professional Interest: Securities Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Shareholder Litigation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Running and healthy cooking

Lauren MorehouseLauren

Hometown: Windsor, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Notre Dame, Psychology & Spanish
Areas of Professional Interest: Indigent Defense, Death Penalty and Innocence work 
Favorite Wellness Activity: Baking



Laura HigbeeLaura Higbee Portrait

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University: American Studies major
Areas of Professional Interest: Employment law, appellate practice
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Attending a ballet, playing with pets, and going to the beach

Ashton HoseltonAshton Hoselton Portrait

Hometown: Gurnee, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Pitzer College – Neuropsychology and Holistic Healing
Areas of Professional Interest: Prison reform; Impact litigation; Public Defense
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Taking my puppy to the dog park!

Samantha EzgarSamantha Ezgar Portrait

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Undergraduate Institution: The Evergreen State College, Bachelor of Arts
Areas of Professional Interest: Corporate transactions
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Trying new restaurants


Section 2 Peer Advisors

Claire WebsterClair Webster Portrait

Hometown: Jamestown, NY
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rochester, Religion & Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Administrative Law, Aerospace Law, Government Contracts
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Running, baking cookies

Carmen TracyCarmen Tracey Portrait

Hometown: Winthrop, MA
Undergraduate Institution:Harvard, Psychology
Areas of Professional Interest: Corporate law
Favorite Wellness Activity: Running, baking

Caroline JamiesonCaroline Jamieson Portrait

Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida- History and Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Criminal Law, Public Interest
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Listening to music and exploring the city

Molly Kirwan


Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Duquesne University, International Relations & Economics
Areas of Professional Interest: Corporate Law, International Trade, Securities Regulation, Antitrust, Capital markets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Favorite Wellness Activity: Running, Hiking, Yoga, Kickboxing, Paddle boarding, Kayaking

Derrick AndersonDerrick Anderson Portrait

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Tech – Political Science Legal Option
Areas of Professional Interest: National Security and Litigation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Running and Playing w/ My Puppy Dalmatian (Ranger)

Reed Dempsey


Hometown: Wilton, CT
Undergraduate Institution: Bucknell University, Internatinal Relations & Sociology
Areas of Professional Interest: White Collar Crime, Gov't investigations with a D.C. Law firm or D.O.J.
Favorite Wellness Activity: Running, Swimming, Gym

Section 3 Peer Advisors

Brendan KearneyBrendan K.

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate Institution: Yale, History
Areas of Professional Interest: Civil Rights law, Gov't. FCPA/White Collar, International
Favorite Wellness Activity: Basketball

Devlin HealeyDevlin Healey Portrait

Hometown: Warwick, RI
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rhode Island, English, Psychology. Gender &Womens Studies
Areas of Professional Interest: Copyright, Trademark Litigation
Favorite Wellness Activity: Intramural Volleyball, Watch Parks and Rec


Julie Cozzetto


Hometown: Yakima, WA
Undergraduate Institution: Saint Mary's College of California, Integral Classical Studies
Areas of Professional Interest: Criminal Defense, Public Defender, Capital Defense Work
Favorite Wellness Activity: Running, Working out

Melissa McClureMelissa

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University, Women, Gender Studies & Government
Areas of Professional Interest: Public Interest, Women's Rights, Poverty Law, Gender Violence
Favorite Wellness Activity: Sleep

Alex PetrosAlex Petros Portrait

Hometown:Lexington, KY
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University – Economics & Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Government, Public Policy, Regulation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Walks, Meals, and Chats with Friends

Donalene RobertsDonalene Roberts Portrait

Hometown: St. Kitts (in the Caribbean)
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University (Douglass Woman) – French & Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Litigation/Regulatory/Data Privacy
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Dancing & Collecting quotes

Section 4 Advisors

Ryan ShymanskyRyan Shymansky Portrait

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Institution: Georgetown University (C’16); Government
Areas of Professional Interest: Litigation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Cooking

Nicolas SiebertNicolas Siebert Portrait

Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin, BA English
Areas of Professional Interest: Intellectual Property, Corporate Litigation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Reading fiction


Ellie Hughes

Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Undergraduate Institution: McGill University, English Cultural Studies
Areas of Professional Interest: Transactional Law, Queer rights, Women's rights, Racial Equality
Favorite Wellness Activity: Runner, Ragnar & races, Weight Lifting

Jennifer S

Jennifer Safstrom

Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami, International Studies
Areas of Professional Interest: Public Interest, Public Policy
Favorite Wellness Activity: Wallyball, baking/cooking

Stephanie GoldbergStephanie Goldberg Portrait

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University, Electrical Engineering
Areas of Professional Interest: Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Privacy
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Fitness classes (barre, spin, anything goes!) and a cup of hot tea before bed.

Kati SeemanKati Seeman Portrait

Hometown: Boone, IA
Undergraduate Institution: Drake University – Law, Politics & Society
Areas of Professional Interest: Products Liability, Energy Law, Litigation, FDA Regulation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Running down the National Mall, Hitting up a Happy Hour, Calling my Mom

Section 5 Peer Advisors 

Dante Frisello
Dante Frisello Portrait

Hometown: Satellite Beach, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida, Philosophy & Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Big Firm Litigation, Government Litigation, Politics, Policy, Lobbying
Favorite Wellness Activity: Playing guitar & Writing music

Chris JoyceChris Joyce Portrait

Hometown: Punta Gorda, Florida
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida, Political Science
Areas of Professional Interest: Government Agencies; Federal, State, and Local Politics; Litigation (Specifically: Regulatory Review and White Collar)
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Playing video games; Playing Soccer; Going to the Gym

Ryan MillerRyan Miller Portrait

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina – Economics & Marketing
Areas of Professional Interest: Corporate Law, Copyright & Trademark
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Weightlifting

Ali OlsewskiAli Olsewski Portrait

Hometown: Tarrytown, NY
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University; Industrial & Labor Relations
Areas of Professional Interest: Litigation; Health Policy
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Fitness classes in the DC area on the ClassPass app


Hannah KaufmanHannah Kaufman Portrait

Hometown: Destin, FL
Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida; B.A. Political Science, Mandarin Chinese
Areas of Professional Interest: National Security, International Law, Human Rights Law, Litigation
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Boxing

Section 7 Peer Advisors

Jessica BigbyJessica

Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Richmond, Leadership Studies
Areas of Professional Interest: Gov't Contracts Law, Labor and Employment Law
Favorite Wellness Activity: Listening to music, Singing



Ata AkinerAta Akiner Portrait

Hometown: Woodcliff Lake, NJ & Istanbul, Turkey
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University, History & Political Science
Graduate Institution: University of Cambridge, International Relations
Areas of Professional Interest: International Trade Law, International Arbitration
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Hiking, traveling, opera, reading, beer

Ravan AustinRavan Austin Portrait

Hometown: Stafford, VA
Undergraduate Institution: Howard University, Administration of Justice
Areas of Professional Interest: Criminal Defense, Immigration
Favorite wellness or stress-relieving activity: Watching Netflix or Hulu, relaxing with family

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