Alumni Spotlights

Our Semester in DC Program alumni who are now working in the Washington area include:

  • Megan Melcher ’10, D.C. Office of the Attorney General (also interned for this office)
  • Pranay Vaddi ’10, Department of State (interned for a Senate office)
  • Leigh (Stuckhardt) Feldman ’10, Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (interned for a Congressional office)
  • Danielle Gagne ’10, Voices for Progress (interned for the Natural Resources Defense Council) 
  • Leslie Frey ’10, Montgomery County Government (Interned for AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly)
  • Sam Wolbert ’11, Animal Welfare League of Arlington (interned for the ACLU of the Nation’s Capital)
  • Kimberly Waller ’11, D.C. Administration for Children and Families (interned for the World Organization for Human Rights USA)
  • Cara Baldari ’11, First Focus (interned for the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty)
  • Martin Gutmann ‘11, World Bank (interned for the Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility)
  • Kate Thompson ’11, Maryland State Ethics Commission (interned for the Securities and Exchange Commission)
  • Yajuan Lu ’12, Johnson & Johnson (interned for the Pan-American Health Organization)
  • Alan Leung ’12, Baker & Hotstetler (interned for the Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Division, Intellectual Property Section)
  • André Bruce ’12, Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office (interned for AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly)
  • Craig Radcliffe ’12, U.S. Senate (interned for a federal judge)
  • Samantha Baker ’12, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health (interned at the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly)
  • Dhairya Jani ’13, United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters (interned for the Federal Judicial Center)
  • Anthony Homer ’13, Lieberman & Brandsdorfer (interned for the Department of Justice)
  • Rricha Mathur ’13, First Focus (interned for Legal Services Corporation)
  • Megan Crouch ’13, U.S. Air Force JAG (interned for the Department of Justice, National Security Division)
  • Aman Kakar ’13 Arent Fox (interned for the Department of Commerce, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance)
  • Sophia Senyo ’13, PricewaterhouseCoopers (interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office)
  • Zach Wall ’13, Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division (interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Brouck Wise Kuczynski ’13, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (interned at the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly)
  • Sergio Athanasso ’14, Fragomen Worldwide (interned for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of DC)
  • Katherine Getty ’14, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office (also interned for this office)
  • Romana Muzzammel ’14, Department of Labor (interned for the Board of Immigration Appeals)
  • Krysta Smith ’14, Department of Justice, Office of Foreign Litigation (interned for the Department of State)
  • Greg Nicosia ’15, Federal Bureau of Investigation (interned for the Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, Criminal Division)
  • Kimber Veltri ’15, Environmental Action Center (interned for the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance)
  • Marisa Rodrigues ’17, World Bank, Office of the Integrity Vice Presidency (also interned for this office)

We also have SDC Program alumni working for a wide variety of public and private employers in Pittsburgh, elsewhere in Pennsylvania, and beyond, including:

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Maryland Department of Health, Florida Attorney General’s office, Kings County District Attorney’s office, City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics, and other state and local government offices
  • K&L Gates, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and other law firms
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Consol Energy, PNC Wealth Management, and other private companies
  • Various state judicial clerkships

Featured Alumni Stories

Cara Baldari

Cara Baldari completed her J.D. in 2011 after dedicating her law school career to working in the areas of housing and the homeless. Her spring 2011 Semester in D.C. externship was spent with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (“The Law Center”), a small non-profit advocacy group. Read More ->

Pranay Vaddi

As a Foreign Affairs/Legislative Management Officer at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Pranay Vaddi ’10 describes his job as coordinating, facilitating and prioritizing information for the Hill about the State Department’s arms control, counter-terrorism, cyber Security and other programs. Read More ->