Meet CFCC's 2013-2014 Student Fellows
Interested in becoming one of our student fellows? Contact CFCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Bentley-Hibbert is a third year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. After graduating from Sam Houston State University in Hunstville, Texas, with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Amanda spent two years at The Arc Baltimore, where she advocated for and provided support services to adults with developmental disabilities. During her undergraduate career, Amanda worked as a Corrections Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Amanda currently is interning with the Department of Homeland Security and serves as Associate Editor for the University of Baltimore Journal of International Law.
Daniel Gordon is a fourth year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He graduated from Towson University in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Administration focusing on Legal Studies. While attending Towson, Daniel established a chapter and served as Chapter President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. During law school, he has been a student mediator for the Maryland Attorney General Consumer Protection Division and is presently a student attorney in the Family Law Clinic. He currently interns for the firm Amos & Muffoletto in their family law division.
Niki Holmes is a second year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with minors in Biology and Legal Studies. While in college, she interned for New York State Senator David Valesky, the Madison County District Attorney’s Office, and the Rochester Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Clinic. This past summer she interned for Judge Alexander Wright on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Niki is a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court team and a member of Law Review. She is interested in criminal law.
Julianne Kelly is a second year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Julianne graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication. Prior to law school, Julianne worked in the U.S. Capitol for a Member of Congress and as a Sunday School teacher. She volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and tutored children in Prince George’s County. Julianne is currently interning with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and recently finished an internship at the Orphan’s Court in Baltimore City. At the University of Baltimore, Julianne is the Moots Chair for Moot Court, the Director of Programming for the Black Law Students Association, and a staff editor for the Journal of International Law. Julianne is interested in adoption and working low income families.
Gauri Khanna is a second year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. During her undergraduate years at The George Washington University, she interned at Ain & Bank, P.C., a family law firm in Washington, D.C., which peaked her interest in the family law area. Upon graduation in 2011, Gauri worked as a paralegal at Crowell & Moring LLP in the antitrust division. This past summer, she interned at the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore City. Currently, Gauri serves as Vice Justice of Activities for Phi Alpha Delta, Secretary for the Women's Bar Association, and a peer advisor to a 1L.
Corinne Kirkland-Mercedes is a fourth-year evening student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She graduated from Trinity University in Washington, D.C., where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and English with a minor in Spanish. Recently Corinne served as a Student Attorney with the law school’s Mediation Clinic for Families. This experience ignited her interest in family law and issues surrounding juveniles in the court system. Corinne currently works as a paralegal for a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. where she provides legal support in the areas of publishing and employment law.
Lauren Kitzmiller is a third year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in Government and Politics. Last spring Lauren interned at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for the Honorable Alison A. Asti, and she continued to work at the courthouse this past summer in the Office of Case Management. With a peaked interest in working with families and children, Lauren is the Treasurer for the Family Law Association and is representing clients as a student-attorney for the law school’s Family Law Clinic this semester.
Ashley Phillips is a third year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She graduated from Bowie State University in 2011 with a B.S. in History. She is currently a Rule 16 attorney in the University of Baltimore Family Law Clinic. Ashley also works as a law clerk at the Law Office of Jessie Lyons Crawford. Ashley currently serves as Graphic Designer for the Student Bar Association and is a member of the Family Law Association, Women Bar Association, and the Black Law Student Association.
Snehal Pulivarti is a second year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Snehal graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2006 with a B.S. in Business Management and a concentration in Marketing. After working in marketing for six years in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Snehal returned to school to refocus her career on helping children and public service. Her passion to help children was a driving force in her decision to attend law school. She currently serves on the board of Christalis, a non-profit organization that seeks to assist underprivileged children and women. She also is interning with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. Snehal plans to practice family law.
Russell M Radziak is a second year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He graduated from Towson University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Legal Studies track. While in college, Russell interned at the Baltimore County Office of the Public Defender in the criminal and juvenile divisions. Russell also was involved in various philanthropy campaigns surrounding the dangers of alcohol-related deaths. This past summer, Russell interned with the Honorable Ruth Jakubowski in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Currently, he serves as a teaching assistant for the writing component of ILS/Torts. Russell is interested in corporate law, family law, and working with children.
Lauren Vint is a second year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. After graduating from Salisbury University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, she taught English in middle and high school grades in Howard County. She also coached field hockey during that time. Since arriving at UB, Lauren has become involved with the Homeless Persons Representation Project as the volunteer coordinator for client intakes. Lauren will be competing on the 2013-2014 Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court team. She currently serves on the executive Moot Court board as the Byron L. Warnken Moot Court Competition Co-Chair. She is also a staff editor for Law Forum. Lauren interned at the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County this past summer, and that experience confirmed her desire to pursue work in the field of Family Law after graduation.
Melissa White is a third-year student at the University of Baltimore School of Law, while concurrently working on her Master of Science in Negotiations and Conflict Management. She graduated from Salisbury University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution. Melissa has a strong interest in family law. She has interned with the House of Ruth in Baltimore and the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Currently, she serves as the Vice President for the Family Law Association at the University of Baltimore.