Administrative Staff

Anita Youngkin

Anita Youngkin

Senior Human Resources Director

Anita has more than 20 years of experience managing and directing human resources operations nationally and internationally.

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Carter Morris

Business Development Consultant

Mr. Morris works with clients in qui tam suits under the U.S. False Claims Act and assists on whistleblower cases, predominantly in the healthcare sector, involving fraud against the federal and state governments.

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Alec Konstantin

Alec Konstantin

Operations Manager/
Senior Legal Assistant

During his undergraduate studies, Alec was particularly interested in law and economics, psychology and law, immigration law, and international human rights law.

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Paul M. Richards

IT Help Desk Lead

Paul Richards is Sanford Heisler Sharp’s IT Help Desk Lead. Paul has more than twenty years of help desk, technical support, and network management experience. He exhibits extraordinary troubleshooting and diagnostic skills, and he offers knowledgeable and reliable support. Paul can assist in the server environment and is proficient in Visual Basic, Java, and SQL. […]

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Olivia Field

Olivia Field

Senior Legal Assistant

As a senior, Olivia was granted the Kathryn Conroy Public Relations Internship at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art.

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Daniel Kim

Senior Legal Assistant

At Wesleyan, Daniel was a Writing Workshop Tutor and Writing Mentor, a coordinator for the Wesleyan University Middle School Tutoring Partnership, and a senior committee member of the Wesleyan Green Fund.

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Ruby Emberling

Senior Legal Assistant

While at Harvard, Ruby spent summers in Berlin and New York City, where she participated in a summer program for documentary film production and interned at a legal aid service respectively.

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Talia Charme-Zane

Senior Legal Assistant

Talia was an intern investigator at the D.C. Public Defender Service where her case load included both serious felonies and parole cases.

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Adina Nadler

Senior Legal Assistant

Adina spent the fall of her junior year studying Hebrew and the history of the Middle East at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Carlos Ipuz-Rengifo

Carlos Ipuz-Rengifo

Senior Legal Assistant

During two of his summers, Carlos worked at the ACLU San Diego as a policy intern and at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as a student volunteer.

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Alexis Villalobos

Senior Legal Assistant

Alexis Villalobos is a Senior Legal Assistant in the San Francisco office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. Alexis graduated from Occidental College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. While at Occidental, Alexis assisted in researching academic success among Black and Latino high-school students in the Los Angeles area in partnership with […]

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Nathan Cummings

Senior Legal Assistant

At Harvard, Nathan was a founding staff member of Y2Y Harvard Square, a student-run shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in the Greater Boston Area.

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Sierra Polston

Senior Legal Assistant

In 2017, Sierra interned with the Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC.

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Anderson Riddick

Senior Legal Assistant

During his time at Duke, Anderson worked as an Operations Associate at Battleground Texas, a GPAC dedicated to supporting national, state and local Democratic Party candidates in Texas.

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Trevor Byrne

Senior Legal Assistant

Trevor served as a coordinator for the Mission Hill Afterschool Program, a volunteer tutoring program in downtown Boston.

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Izi Silverstein

Senior Legal Assistant

In Psychology, Izi conducted research with a focus on adolescent maladjustment, co-authoring a study looking at amygdala reactivity as a mediator between harsh parenting and adolescent maladjustment.

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Jackson Willis

Senior Legal Assistant

While at Peabody, Jackson was the Student Co-Chair of the Peabody Diversity and Recruitment Task Force, which focused on making classical music education more accessible to underrepresented minority students.

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Daniela Calderon

Daniela Calderon

Legal Assistant

While at Vassar, Daniela explored her passion for civil rights and social justice as an intern at the Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office, and at Project M.O.R.E.’s Women Center.

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Angelina Xing

Legal Assistant

Angelina was active for all four years in the Yale Political Union and served as President in her senior Fall.

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Fernando Salazar

Legal Assistant

Fernando investigated the effects of global climate change and progressive environmental degradation on the regional stability of Southeast Asia while in school.

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Annie Rojas

Legal Assistant

As an undergraduate, Annie was a committee member of the college’s chapter of Partners in Health, which supported efforts to combat tuberculosis in Lesotho.

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Pavel Velkovsky

Legal Assistant

At Berkeley, Pavel was the acting assistant deputy director for the Nuclear Policy Working Group in 2018, as well as a member of the Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation.

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Zoe Kozlowski

Legal Assistant

Zoe first explored her interest in law while interning at “And Justice For All”, a non-profit that provides free civil legal services for low-income Utahns facing discrimination.

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Ayanna Martin

Legal Assistant

While at Vanderbilt, Ayanna served as Chair of Project I Am, an organization dedicated to the personal and professional development of minority students.

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Xandra Xiao

Legal Assistant

Xandra was previously a Program Associate at the Dui Hua Foundation in San Francisco, a non-profit human rights organization that focuses on criminal justice reform issues in China.

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Sophie Tohl

Legal Assistant

Sophie has completed many internships in public policy, legislative, and non-profit work and advocacy.

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Isabelle Gonzalez Roy

Legal Assistant

In the fall semester of her junior year, Isabelle lived in Jordan and focused on the studies of refugees, health, and humanitarian action.

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Merrick Black

Legal Assistant

During her time at Yale, Merrick served on the executive committee of the Yale Legal Aid Association before being elected as her residential college’s inaugural college council president.

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Allison Toledo

Legal Assistant

At Harvard, Allison served as the Co-Director for two years of the Harvard Program for International Education, which teaches Boston-area students about international affairs and current events.

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Ingrid Magalhaes

Legal Assistant

During her semester abroad in Switzerland, Ingrid interned at Plan International, an international NGO that advocates for girls and young women’s rights.

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Alisa Vithoontien

Legal Assistant

Alisa has previously interned with the Royal Thai Embassy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo and for the Ministry of Commerce in Washington D.C.

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Molly Pines

Legal Assistant

Molly wrote her senior honors thesis on the overlaps between poetry and psychoanalysis, concluding with an exploration of how the two disciplines can help generate hope in today’s tumultuous social and political climate.

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Carol Harding

Legal Assistant

During her junior semester abroad in Argentina, Carol conducted and published independent research in Spanish on Argentina’s intercultural jury system.

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Miriam Himelstein

Legal Assistant

In her major, she focused on political theory and international relations, and she spent her junior year abroad studying History and Politics at the University of Oxford.

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Maliha Jahangiri

Legal Assistant

Maliha pursued her dedication to social justice working as an intern at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights as a UVA Public Service Grant Recipient, running progressive political campaigns as a Fellow with the Virginia Student Power Network, and engaging in Title IX advocacy on her campus.

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Alexandra Johnson

Legal Assistant

At Penn, Alexandra was the President of the Penn Debate Society, the university’s debate team, and the American Parliamentary Debate Association, the nation’s oldest collegiate debate league.

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Carolina Sturla

Legal Assistant

As an undergraduate, Carolina worked on a research study for rare, undiagnosed genetic diseases, a clinical study on how stress impacts health outcomes for immigrant children.

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Katherine MacCary

Legal Assistant

Katherine wrote a senior thesis, which received departmental honors, on the sculptural program of the Cathedral of St. Lazarus in Autun, France.

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David Katahira

Senior Legal/
Administrative Assistant

David interned for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington Field Office, both of which solidified his passion for protecting people’s civil rights.

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Erika Rigsby

Intake Specialist

During and after law school, Erika worked as a paralegal gaining experience in family law, workers compensation, personal injury, employment discrimination, and labor law.

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Louise Mulrennan

Legal Case Manager

Louise is an ardent activist, stakeholder and advocate for gender equality. During her time in Trinity, she was voted the Gender Equality Officer of the Students’ Union.

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