Detroit Mercy Law Dean's Fellows

Fellow Mark Adamaszek

Mark holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biopharmaceutical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is interested in exploring how law adapts to changing technologies. Prior to law school, he worked as an engineer and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Read Mark's feature in the Legal News.

 

Fellow Matthew Chess

Matthew holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He looks forward to merging his experience in the engineering field with his legal studies and pursuing a career in patent law. Read Matthew's feature in the Legal News.

 

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Yasmeen holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University. Yasmeen's experience working at an intellectual property law firm solidified her interest in becoming a patent attorney. Read Yasmeen's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Fellow Rachel Schulte

Rachel Schulte holds a B.S. in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Leadership. She has experience as a Patent Classification Specialist working with private companies that perform contract work for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Rachel hopes to use her background in STEM to be a patent attorney.  

 

Fellow Davis Bowers

Davis holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. Originally from Belle Center, Ohio, he chose the Canadian & American Dual JD program to further explore transnational criminal legal matters. He plans to use his US JD and Canadian JD to help individuals wrongfully accused on both sides of the border. Read Davis' feature in the Legal News.

 

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Matthew holds a BA in Mathematics and History from Ursinus College. Matthew uses his degree combination to analyze problems from multiple perspectives. He looks forward to gaining transnational perspectives as a student in the Canadian and American Dual JD Program. Read Matthew's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Fellow Maxim Musyj

Maxim Musyj holds an Honours B.A. in Law and Politics from the University of Windsor. He is interested in emerging fields of technology law, and hopes to practice securities litigation in the areas of digital assists and blockchain. Max led the planning of a food drive in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that delivered 2 million pounds of food to those in need.

 

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Simon holds a BA in Integrative Studies from Oakland University. Simon, a first-generation college graduate, hopes to be a leader and inspiration to others in the Chaldean-American community. Read Simon's feature in the Legal News.

 

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Rosanna holds a BA in Political Science from University of Michigan. Rosanna interned in the Wayne County Prosecutors Office Special Victims Unit where she supported the Child Abuse Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit. Read Rosanna's feature in the Legal News.

 

Fellow Payton Armstrong

Payton Armstrong holds a B.S. in Political Science from Wayne State University. She is interested in pursuing civil rights law and international law. She is excited to continue her education in the city of Detroit and chose Detroit Mercy Law because of her connection to the mission. 

 

Fellow Lauren Bolt

Lauren holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Law, Justice, and Public Policy, and a minor in Spanish from Michigan State University. Prior to law school, she served as a Research Assistant to the Political Science department at Michigan State University, where she researched psychological influences in Supreme Court cases. Read Lauren's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Fellow Cassidy Capoferri

Cassidy holds a BA in English and Journalism, with a concentration in Broadcast and Digital Journalism, as well as a minor in Anthropology from Wayne State University. As a future lawyer, her goal is to better the lives of others. Cassidy serves as the assistant coach to the Varsity Field Hockey team at her alma mater, Regina High School. Read Cassidy's feature in the Legal News. 

 

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Christin holds a BA in Political Science from Tennessee State University. She served as a legislative intern in the Tennessee State Legislature and received a senate resolution for her work. Read Christin's feature in the Legal News. 

 

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Elizabeth holds a BS in Biomedical Science from Oakland University. Elizabeth is a registered patent agent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is also passionate about disability rights and public health.

 

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Rita is an Honors College graduate of Michigan State University's Residential College in Arts and Humanities. Rita worked as an English instructor in Tokyo, Japan. She was drawn to the social justice mission of Detroit Mercy Law.

 

Fellow Emily Elmer

Emily holds a certificate in paralegal studies. She is completing her BA through our 3+3 program with Oakland University. Through the 3+3 program, a student's first year of law school also serves as the final year of undergraduate studies. Prior to law school, Emily worked as a paralegal and supported litigation. Read Emily's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Fellow William Frush

William holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He is pursuing a law degree at Detroit Mercy Law to develop critical thinking and complex analysis skills, as well as a strong moral and ethical background, as he works toward his career goal of serving as an FBI agent. Read William's feature in the Legal News

 

Adam Hamid

Adam holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from University of Michigan Dearborn. Adam is interested in public policy and governance. He plans to pursue political and judicial opportunities to help as many people as possible both in and outside of the judicial system.

 

Fellow Brandon Hayes

Brandon holds a BS in Law and Economics and Philosophy from Central Michigan University. Brandon, the son of a pastor, learned the importance of faith and working for change at a young age. Whatever direction his career takes him, he plans to use his legal education to make a difference and hopes to inspire and create new pathways for the next generation.

 

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Tiffany holds a BA in International Studies and Asian Studies from University of Michigan. Tiffany worked with AmeriCorps, volunteered with D-Town Farm, and served as a volunteer Mandarin translator. She is interested in civil rights and environmental law. Read Tiffany's feature in the Legal News.

 

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Craig Luca holds a B.S in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. He has experience working as a Patent Analyst and Patent Classification Specialist. Craig is looking forward to using his background to advance new ideas and innovation.

 

Fellow Briyhan Martin

Briyhan Martin holds a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Michigan. She hopes to use her foundation in health sciences to help those who have suffered because of injustice in the medical system, especially women of color. Briyhan is originally from Detroit but went to a Jesuit high school in Atlanta, Georgia. She was drawn to Detroit Mercy Law because of the Jesuit mission.

 

Fellow Macy Murasky

Macy holds a BS in Political Science from The Ohio State University. She is interested in exploring criminal defense and disability rights.  As a future attorney, she hopes to work for an Innocence Project. Read Macy's feature in the Legal News. 

 

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Kristen Nelson holds a BS in Management, magna cum laude, from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Kristen played Division I Basketball and is interested in becoming a sports and entertainment attorney. Read Kristen's feature in the Legal News.

 

Fellow Kaila Pelczarski

Kaila graduated summa cum laude from Oakland University with a BA in Political Science. She is passionate about social justice and plans to use her law degree to serve others as an appellate attorney. Read Kaila's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Fellow Savanna Polimeni

Savanna holds a BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and a certificate in addiction studies from Oakland University. Prior to law school, she worked as a police cadet and as a juvenile social service specialist. She is interested in exploring careers in criminal law, family law, and litigation. Read Savanna's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Fellow Nicholas Prys

Nick holds a BA in Psychology from Duke University, where he was a four-year varsity letterman on the Men’s Soccer Team. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in the behavioral health care industry and has a record of community service that includes coaching youth soccer. Read Nicholas' feature in the Legal News.

 

Fellow DeAndre Robbins

DeAndre holds a BA in Psychology from Wayne State University. As a Licensed Practical Nurse with experience providing patient care at rehabilitation centers, he is interested in exploring healthcare law.  He is also an advocate for civil rights, justice, and equal access under the law. Read DeAndre's feature in the Legal News. 

 

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Monica holds a BA in Communication Studies from University of Georgia. Monica is interested in criminal law and social justice. As an attorney, she plans to work to exonerate the innocent. Read Monica's feature in the Legal News. 

 

Analise Robinson

Analise Robinson holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from Grand Valley State University. She hopes to be able to use her law degree to bring justice to those who have been wronged. Analise has been inspired to pursue the law because of many influential figures and hopes she can be influential to others in the future.

 

Fellow Carelis Rios-Santiago

Carelis Rios-Santiago holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. She is passionate about social justice and would like to work on issues related to housing and helping Detroiters stay in their homes. Carelis is inspired by her social work background to bring empathy and compassion to her practice of law.

 

Fellow Christos Strubakos

Christos holds a BA in Classical Studies and Psychology, a M.Div., and a Ph.D. in Physiology. Prior to law school, his research and experience focused on neurophysiology and neuroimaging and he taught as a sessional university instructor. He is fluent in Greek and knowledgeable of Latin and French. Read Christos' feature in the Legal News. 

 

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Matthew is inspired by the Jesuit and Mercy traditions of Detroit Mercy Law and plans to use his law degree to stand up for the voiceless in the Arab-American community. 

 

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Tina holds a BS in Business Administration and MBA from Wayne State University. Tina worked in the automotive industry as a procurement officer. She looks forward to merging her business experience and legal studies to pursue a career in corporate law. 

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Wynn holds a BA in History from Alma College. Wynn is interested in civil rights, public interest, and criminal law. He plans to use his law degree to make a difference in the Detroit community. Read Wynn's feature in the Legal News.