Meet CFCC's 2018-2019 Student Fellows
Interested in becoming one of our student fellows? Contact CFCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Blitzer is a third-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she is pursuing the Family Law Area of Concentration. After graduating magna cum laude from Florida International University with a degree in Organizational Communications, she worked as an event coordinator in Miami, Florida. While in law school, Emily has been a student attorney with the Mediation Clinic for Families and in the Bronfein Family Law Clinic. After graduation from law school, Emily plans to open a family-focused general practice with her Mom and their three dogs.
Joanna Choi is an evening student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She enrolled in the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children, and the Courts Student Fellows Program to understand better the important role of the courts in helping to support families and communities. Joanna values communal growth. She looks forward to learning more about CFCC's Truancy Court Program, as she assists at the Mt. Royal Elementary and Middle School this semester. While she is currently exploring various law school course options, Joanna hopes to work in criminal law upon graduation.
Alana Glover is currently a 2L at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Alana graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a double major in Criminal Justice and African American Studies and with minors in Political Science and Homeland Security. She is a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review; President of If, When, How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice; Vice President of the Family Law Association; and Director of Community Service for the Black Law Student’s Association. Alana also works with the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. She has a passion for community and youth involvement. Alana became a CFCC Student Fellow so that she could have the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives. As a Student Fellow, Alana will work to create and implement a “Know Your Rights” workshop to introduce middle and high school students to the law.
Meegan Jayne Smith was born and raised in Ocean City, Maryland. She graduated from Colgate University, where she majored in Political Science and played lacrosse. After graduation, Meegan worked in marketing and event planning for the Snack Food Association in Arlington, Virginia. Meegan is now a third-year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Meegan volunteered with the Truancy Court program her first year of law school as a tutor, and she is looking forward to expanding upon that experience in the CFCC Student Fellows Program this year. During her second year of law school, Meegan was the Linda Kennedy Fellow with the Homeless Persons Representation Project. In this position, she assisted in both drafting and lobbying for the Ending Youth Homelessness Act, which passed in the 2018 spring legislative session. Additionally, in the Fall 2018 semester, Meegan is a student attorney in the Mediation for Families Clinic and is an Associate Comment Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review.
Usman Suleman is a first generation immigrant who has always been optimistic about the law's ability to effectuate positive social change. He is currently in his third and final year of the JD program at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is on track to complete the Family Law Area of Concentration. He has been a mentor in CFCC's Truancy Court Program since his first year of law school and is a huge proponent of its successes. In addition to his experience with CFCC, Usman has also been trained in mediation and mediation for families.