Valerie Daigneault (JD '23)
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Academic Interests: Public Interest
Pitt Law Favorites: Due to Covid-19 we have not been able to experience all of the great activities that are provided through Pitt law. However, I love how the faculty, staff and students have tried their best to make this experience as "normal" as possible.
Fun Facts: I have moved 14 times, I am a dual citizen and I am fluent in French!
Priya Desai (JD '23)
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Academic Interests: health Law, Intellectual Property
Pitt Law Favorites: My favorite part of being at Pitt Law is building connections with the amazing faculty and my fellow classmates. Although things have been virtual, the faculty has remained so engaging and caring.
Fun Facts: Priya has visited 16 countries.
Marie Feyche (JD '23)
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Interests: Criminal Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The faculty at Pitt Law is incredibly welcoming. All of my professors have been supportive, and it is clear that they want their students to excel.
Fun Facts: Marie loves to play the cello and was in the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, a volunteer orchestra, before starting law school.
Lynsey Gutzmer (JD '23)
Hometown: Lakewood, NY
Academic Interests: Health Law and Patent Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The professors at Pitt Law truly care about their students and want to see us succeed. The faculty and staff are excited to forge relationships with the students and take the time to get to know each of us. I have felt so welcomed by the community here at Pitt Law.
Fun Facts: Lynsey loves to spend free time trying out new recipes in my kitchen and curling up with a good book. I graduated from Allegheny College with a bachelor's degree in Biology and English.
Sydney Mengel (JD '23)
Hometown: Winter Haven, FL
Academic Interests: Tax Law and Criminal Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The faculty at Pitt Law are amazing. They are always eager to assist students, provide advice, and discuss their academic and professional journey.
Fun Facts: Sydney graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in German. She worked in the United States Senate for three years prior to attending law school.
Richard Senior (JD '23)
Hometown: San Jose, CA / Provo, UT
Academic Interests: Corporate Law, Financial Law, Restructuring/Bankruptcy Law
Pitt Law Favorites: Pitt Law's small class sizes permit professors to develop close relationships with students and take an interest in their success--inside and outside the classroom. The school also has well-connected and active alumni that are approachable and willing to offer mentorship and advice. The mentors I have been matched with through various law school programs have provided me with invaluable insight into their legal practice areas and have helped me navigate employment opportunities.
Fun Facts: Richard is a fan of all things Caribbean. He also enjoys playing sports, watching independent films, and exploring local cuisine.
Gabby Shaulis (JD '23)
Hometown: Salix, PA
Academic Interests: Criminal Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The patio off of the second floor, Kim Getz's dog pictures, and having a Dunkin across the street.
Fun Facts: Gabby was a member of Pitt's band as an undergrad and volunteers with a nonprofit to TNR and rescue stray/feral cats.