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Past and Current Fellows

Project-Based Fellowships

Since 2009, the law school has awarded 40 project-based fellowships to graduates who are passionate about public interest legal work and driven to make a difference. In seven years, fellowships funded by the Toll Public Interest Center, the Penn Law Review, S. Gerald Litvin & Dennis R. Suplee, and Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C., have launched public interest careers throughout the US and around the world.


Matthew Feldman L’18: Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, Philadelphia, PA

Sara Lynch L’18: Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Ryan McMenamin L’17: Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Syracuse, NY

Rae Shih L’18: ACLU of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI


George Donnelly L’15: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Rodney Holcombe L’17: Drug Policy Alliance, Oakland, CA

Carl Snodgrass L’17: ACLU Racial Justice Program, New York, NY

Margaret Zhang L’15: The Women’s Law Project, Philadelphia, PA


Isabel Abreu L’16: HIAS Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Caroline Buck L’16: Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA

Alison Hollenbeck L’14: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Tacoma, WA

Marie Logan L’15: Earthjustice, San Francisco, CA


Jack Regenbogen L’15: Colorado Center on Law and Policy, Denver, CO

Ben Wiener L’14: Center for Appellate Litigation, New York, NY

Rob Zielinski L’15: Chicago Volunteer Services, Chicago, IL


Noel Leon L’14: Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Philadelphia, PA

Rekha Nair L’12: Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, Florence, AZ

Sarah Pitts L’12: S. Military Assistance Project, Philadelphia, PA

Joline Price L’12: Pennsylvania Health Law Project, Philadelphia, PA

Christina Reichert L’14: Oceana, Washington, D.C.


Valerie Baron L’12: Environmental Integrity Project, Washington, D.C.

Shikha Bhattacharjee L’13: Human Rights Watch, New York, NY

Liz Booth L’13: Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA

Asher Levinthal L’13: Bronx Defenders, Bronx, New York, NY

Kathleen Norland L’13: Human Rights First, Washington, D.C.

Joline Price L’12: Pennsylvania Health Law Project, Philadelphia, PA


Sarah Alba L’11: Manhattan Legal Services, New York, NY

Denisse Cordova L’12: Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN), Germany

Jamie Gullen L’12: Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA

Megan Rok L’11: Support Center for Child Advocates, Philadelphia, PA


Matt McFeeley L’11: Natural Resources Defense Counsel, Washington D.C.

Abel Rodriguez L’11: Nueva Esperanza, Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Salvina L’11: Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA

Joanna Visser Adjoian L’10: Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, PA


Mira Baylson L’08: Defender Association of Philadelphia, PA

Elizabeth Leonard L’10: Disability Rights Advocates, Berkeley, CA

Emily Torstveit Ngara L’10: Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia, PA


Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg L’09: Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA

Catalyst Fellowships

A growing number of our graduates seek to launch careers in government agencies or in international organizations where project-based fellowships may be less effective than funded staff volunteers.  In response, Penn Law’s Catalyst Fellowships funds students who have secured unpaid volunteer positions with local, state, federal and international government agencies, public defender offices, NGOs, or international tribunals.


Patrick Berry L’18: Brennan Center, New York, NY

Matthew De Stasio L’18: Philadelphia’s Federal Community Defender Office, Philadelphia, PA

Eliza Novick-Smith L’18: Colorado District Attorney’s Office, Denver, CO


Mary Jones L’17: Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Philadelphia, PA


Matthew Hiltibran L’16: Cook County Public Defender’s Office, Chicago, IL

Dori Molozanov L’16: National Health Law Program, Washington, DC


Elizabeth Frawley L’15: Mecklenburg Public Defender’s Office, Charlotte, NC

Daniel Lambright L’15: AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, D.C.

Katharine Schulman L’15: Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston, MA


Elisa Downey-Zayas L’14: Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Sheryl Golkow L’14: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.

Andreas Kuersten L’14: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Washington, D.C.

Caroline Merideth L’14: Travis County Prosecutor’s Office, Austin, TX

Will Moine L’14: Clark County Office of the Public Defender, Las Vegas, NV

Penn Law Civil Rights Fellowship at the Southern Poverty Law Center


David Washington L’15