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JD & Graduate Fellows of 2018-2019

Alexander Rosselli (Executive Fellow)

Alex Rosselli is a third-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Before starting law school, Alex worked on a variety of political campaigns, including campaigns for mayor, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, as well as a presidential campaign. During the summer of 2017, he interned with Senator Al Franken on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. He is the 2017-18 president of the Maurer chapter of the American Constitution Society. Alex has traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Africa and Central America. He is a native of Columbus, IN.

Samantha Lalisan (Managing Fellow)

Samantha is a rising third-year law student at the Indiana University Maurer School Law. A Los Angeles, CA native, she graduated cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2016 with a B.A. in History and Philosophy. Sam interned and served as an ambassador at the Public History Initiative and helped students at the School of History and Dramatic Arts through project-based learning and individual tutoring in History. As an undergraduate, she worked at the Kumon Learning Center teaching non-English speaking adults how to read, write, and speak English. Many of her students were from China, India, and Mexico. After her first year at Maurer, Sam was selected to be a Milton and Judi Stewart Fellow and interned in São Paulo, Brazil, where she worked as a legal intern at the international company Votorantim Cimentos and international law firm Demarest Advogados. At Votorantim, Sam worked for the labor law department on an international comparison of labor standards, presented her findings in Portuguese, and participated in discussions about the 2017 Brazilian labor law reform. After living in Brazil, she learned how to speak Portuguese and is fluent in Spanish. During her 2L year, Sam will serve as the president of the Latinx Law Student Association at Maurer. Coming from a Salvadorean, Filipino, and Japanese background, Sam is passionate about diversity and inclusion issues, refugee and immigration law, and is primarily interested in exploring how constitutions impact emerging economies.

Cody Vaughn (Editorial Fellow)

Cody is a third-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. At Indiana University-Bloomington earned his degrees in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics with departmental honors in each. In the course of earning his degrees he has researched and written about Jurisprudence, bankruptcy, tax policy, and the economics of crime. His interest in constitutional design led him to study Swahili and spend two months in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The first summer of law school was spent interning for the Honorable Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker. He was born and raised a Hoosier in Henry County, Indiana.

Katie Cutshaw (Managing Fellow)

Katie Cutshaw is a third-year JD Affiliate at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy and with Minors in Italian and Dance. During college, Katie developed a passion for working with refugees and asylum seekers after interning in an Immigration Law office that served the large Somali refugee population in Columbus, OH.
After college, Katie spent three years working with Teach For America, teaching students between the ages of 9 and 14 in a variety of subjects in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood. Throughout this time, she remained committed to her undergraduate degree and passion for immigration, volunteering abroad in Argentina and Italy. In Rome, she witnessed the refugee crisis first-hand while volunteering at a Refugee Center in the city. During her first year at Maurer, Katie participated in a number of students organizations including Outreach for Legal Literacy, Public Interest Law Foundation and International Law Society. She spent her 1L summer as a Milton Stewart Fellow, working with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in New Delhi, researching prison reform policies in India and other countries. She hopes to use her law degree to give back to communities like those of her former students, many of whom came from immigrant families. She also hopes to pursue her passion for helping refugees and asylum seekers through the law.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a third-year JD Affiliate at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She graduated summa cum laude and with honors from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. Jennifer is a volunteer with the Protective Order Project at Maurer and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. In the summer of 2017, Jennifer interned with the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where she worked on compliance with the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Jennifer joined the Center for Constitutional Democracy in 2017. Her main interests include civil liberties, human rights, and women’s rights.

Patrick Welsh

Patrick Welsh is a third-yearJD Affiliate from Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wheaton Academy. He then went on to earn a BA and MA in International Affairs (Gordon College ’10, Boston University ’13). He has worked with the Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the US State Department, and several members of Congress. He speaks Spanish, French, and Catalan. During the Summer of 2017,
he worked for the State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois and as a Stewart Fellow in India, working for the civil litigation firms Kuora and Novus. He is interested in how constitutional construction impacts intra-state conflict.

Chris Erickson

Chris is a third-year student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He received a B.A. in History and a minor in Anthropology from Indiana University. After graduating, he spent two years in Tanzania as a volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps. Chris later obtained an M.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. His work in forestry and responsible land management took him to Maine, Afghanistan, Kansas, and back to Arizona. He is interested in the integration of semi-autonomous communities into governmental structures, and the incorporation of underrepresented populations into representative governments. Additionally, he is fascinated by issues related to the intersection of the environment and constitutional rights.

Sabienne Brutus

Sabienne Brutus is a Brooklyn native who grew up in Haiti. Before attending law school, she earned her B.A from Tufts University where she majored in Political Science and International Relations, and worked briefly in big law. She enjoys off the beaten path travels, extremely spicy food, and learning about the different ways she can be a better global citizen.

Mary Christie

Mary Christie is a third-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University Bloomington with a B.A. in History of Art, minoring in French and African Studies. She completed a graduate program at the University of Edinburgh (UK), earning an MSc in Global Health and Public Policy. As part of her studies there, she completed her dissertation on incentive mechanisms to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop new and innovative treatments for neglected diseases, specifically looking at human African trypanosomiasis. Mary became interested in global issues following a service trip she took in high school to Mutare, Zimbabwe. Most recently, she has come to focus on human rights issues and had the opportunity to intern with the Prison Reforms Program at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in New Delhi, India, as a Milton Stewart Fellow. She is particularly interested in policy analysis, development, and advocacy in the areas of health systems, constitutional design, and human rights on the African continent.

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  • Carolyn Griffith
  • Devin Haymond
  • Aaron Hurd
  • Emma Ivory-Ganja
  • Joseph Leonard
  • Siyu Li
  • Alexus McNally
  • Rachel Myers
  • Harrison Schafer
  • Christine Walsh

JD & Graduate Fellows of 2017/18

  • Alexander Thibodeau – Executive Affiliate
  • Allie Hendrickson – Managing Affiliate
  • Anasuya Shekhar – Editorial Affiliate
  • Jackie Brooks
  • Brooke Harwood
  • Lisa La Fornara
  • Allison O’Brien
  • Chase Stoddard
  • Cody Vaughn
  • Alex Rosselli
  • Samantha Lalisan
  • Katie Cutshaw
  • Patrick Welsh
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Chris Erickson
  • Mary Christie
  • Sabienne Brutus

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2016/17

  • Samantha von Ende – Executive Affiliate
  • James Ruley – Editorial Affiliate
  • Ashley Lenderman – Managing Affiliate
  • Anastasiia Allen
  • Jackie Brooks
  • Brooke Harwood
  • Allie Hendrickson
  • Victoria Hicks
  • Christopher Komari
  • Lisa La Fornara
  • Brian Micic
  • Allison O’Brien
  • Anasuya Shekhar
  • Jamal Sowell
  • Chase Stoddard
  • Alex Thibodeau

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2015/16

  • Brittany Shelmon – Executive Affiliate
  • Alexander Avtgis – Editorial Affiliate
  • Rafael Macia – Managing Affiliate
  • Anastasiia Allen
  • Christopher Komari
  • Cory Kopitzke
  • Ashley Lenderman
  • Brian Micic
  • James Ruley
  • Sunrita Sen
  • Jamal Sowell
  • Sam von Ende

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2014/15

  • Brady Harman – Senior Managing Affiliate
  • James O’Hollearn – Managing Affiliate
  • Amy Patton – Managing Affiliate
  • Farah Alkayed
  • Alexander Avtgis
  • Sarah Bauer
  • Iskender (Alex) Bayrak
  • Becky Boyle
  • Elyssa Campodonico
  • Jordan Gamble Downham
  • Eldin Hasic
  • Rafael Macia
  • Zardasht Mohammed
  • Priscilla G. Osei-Bonsu
  • John Pence
  • Brittany Shelmon
  • Trevor Woolf

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2013/14

  • Brady Harman – Managing Affiliate
  • Mahja Zeon – Managing Affiliate
  • Rammy G. Barbari
  • Adam Doerr
  • Eldin Hasic
  • Adesuwa Ighile
  • Erin Jansen
  • Saranya Kalai
  • Zardasht Mohammed
  • James O’Hollearn
  • Priscilla G. Osei-Bonsu
  • Amy Patton
  • Tara Paul
  • John Pence
  • Trevor Woolf

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2012/13

  • Tara Paul – Managing Affiliate
  • Jordan Baker
  • Rammy G. Barbari
  • Megan Boelstler
  • Adam Doerr
  • Brady Harman
  • Adesuwa Ighile
  • Saranya Kalaiselvan
  • Mahja Zeon
  • Ian Watterson
  • Nicole Tuttle

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2011/12

  • Angelus Kocoshis – Managing Affiliate
  • Erica Oppenheimer – Managing Affiliate
  • Omar Martinez
  • Daniel Buigas
  • Erin Mihalik
  • Aaron Corn
  • Michael Roose
  • Louise Barrett
  • Aaron Bonar
  • Jason Howard
  • Jennifer Lorentz
  • Tara Paul
  • Cheyenne Riker
  • Ezequiel J. Romero
  • Danny Thiemann
  • Nicole Tuttle
  • Ian Watterson

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2010/11

  • Mia So – Managing Affiliate
  • Aaron Aft – Managing Affiliate
  • Omar Martinez
  • Daniel Buigas
  • Angelus Kocoshis
  • Erica Oppenheimer
  • Erin Mihalik
  • Aaron Corn
  • Erin McAdams
  • Sarah Kellogg
  • Alison L. McCormick
  • Jalil Dozier
  • Michael Roose

JD & Graduate Affiliates of 2009/10

  • Christina M. Clark – Managing Affiliate
  • Peter Giordano – Managing Affiliate
  • Allison McCormick
  • April Wilson
  • Brandon Elkins-Barkley
  • Onika Williams
  • Aster Allen-Brown
  • Aaron Craft
  • Shane Hageman
  • Andrei Marks
  • Mia T. So
  • Omar Martinez
  • Jeffrey Block
  • Jeremiah Williamson
  • Aaron Aft
  • Aditi Banerjee
  • Elaisa Vahnie
  • Neineh Plo