Pitt Law Class of 2024

Desiree Bsales (JD '24)

Hometown: Towaco, NJ/Montville, NJ 
Academic Interests: Health Law-JD/MPH in Health Policy and Management in the Health Law Certificate Program
Pitt Law Favorites: The professors! They're all so helpful and knowledgeable. Many have research that deal with important issues that are ever evolving in the law and talking to them about it is so interesting.
Fun Facts: I am regularly in the top 0.5 percent of Spotify listeners worldwide and I presented undergraduate research at a conference in Paris, France in 2019.

Darren Campuzano (JD '24)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Civil Litigation, Family and Juvenile Law, Art Law
Pitt Law Favorites: Organizing the Moot Court Board competitions, learning from world acclaimed professors and practitioners from the Pittsburgh legal community, studying on the second floor patio, the "vendorama" ballpoint pen dispenser near the library's main desk.
Fun Facts: Darren enjoys thrifting, collecting records, and spending Saturday's watching Pitt football

Alexander T. deAlmedia (JD '24)

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Academic Interests: JD/MBA, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Transactional Law, IP Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: The incredibly friendly and supportive staff and faculty at Pitt Law. A lot of folks genuinely care about who you are, what you want, and how to help you stay afloat and reach your goals. Just strike up a conversation about not-law! You're bound to find like-minded friends.
Fun Facts: Alex has been all over the map. He studied medicine and philosophy in undergrad, and worked in biotech research, telecommunications, and even theatre before coming to law school. Outside of academics, Alex's big interest is in trying to stay happy and healthy through the rigor of law school. He enjoys board games, cooking, running, and reading (when he has time for them!) Ask him about book recommendations!

Elise Dowdall (JD '24)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Government Law and Public Interest Law
Pitt Law Favorites: Getting lunch and then hanging out with fellow classmates on the ground floor. Study groups will become your best friends and get you through your classes.
Fun Facts: Has medaled nationally and internationally in dance competitions. Was featured on ESPN twice.

Alex Giommi (JD '24)

Hometown: New York, New York
Academic Interests: Intellectual Property Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The supportive staff and faculty at Pitt Law and the sense of community with my classmates.
Fun Facts: Alex likes to travel and is a die-hard New York Knicks fan..

Shannon Ging (JD '24)

Hometown: Chicago, IL 
Academic Interests: Technology Law, Sports/Entertainment Law, Legal Compliance 
Pitt Law Favorites: There's so many great places in the building and around campus to study, eat, or just hang out. 
Fun Facts: Shannon was born a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.

Cindy Hsieh (JD '24)

Hometown: Toronto, Canada/Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Health/IP Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The second floor study patio, empty classrooms for studying on the first floor, and the outdoor tables near Posvar. The faculty and upper-level law students are happy to help as well! 
Fun Facts: Cindy makes and sells artwork on Etsy and collab with apparel designers.

Jaclyn Jamison (JD '24)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Criminal, Family, and Environmental Law
Pitt Law Favorites: The Dunkin' across the street.
Fun Facts: Jaclyn spends her free time going to concerts, hiking and traveling.

Courtney Lee (JD '24)

Hometown: Norristown, PA
Academic Interests: Labor and Employment Law, Government Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: The supportive staff and faculty and the second floor Patio.
Fun Facts: I studied abroad in Accra, Ghana during my rising 3L summer. 

Cadina Mancini (JD '24)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Corporate, Tech/IP Law, Real Estate, and Health Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: My classmates. Everyone is so friendly and always willing to help! 
Fun Facts: Cadina is an ACE certified personal trainer.

Grace Mannix (JD '24)

Hometown: Wayne, PA 
Academic Interests: Sports and Entertainment Law, International Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: The 2nd floor patio! 
Fun Facts: Grace used to drive the Zamboni at Pegula Ice Arena as her part-time job in undergrad!

Jack Olorvida (JD '24)

Hometown: Round Lake, IL 
Academic Interests: Health Law, Constitutional Law 
Pitt Law Favorites: 5th floor is the go-to place to study. I like the accessibility of different activities that surround Barco to take a break from the studying. My favorite being the Natural History Museum.
Fun Facts: Jack was a 4-year member of the Million Dollar Band playing the snare drum in my undergraduate program. He also traveled with a College Football Team that won 2 National Championships in his time.

Jace Peterkin (JD '24)

Hometown: Baltimore, MD 
Academic Interests: Government Affairs and Policy Making
Pitt Law Favorites: Pamela's and Piada
Fun Facts: Whenever Jace travels to a new city, he. always visits their local bookstore and library.

Natalie Simmons (JD '24)

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA 
Academic Interests: Civil Rights, Litigation, Gender Law
Pitt Law Favorites: Barco Law Library (5th Floor) study tables, Professor Curran's Torts Class, The Dean's Faculty, Negotiations Competition, Pitt Law Works, Pitt Law Women's Association, Pitt Law Ambassadors, Pitt Law If/When/How 
Fun Facts: Natalie can make a three leaf clover with her tongue!

Sophia Stefanovski (JD '24)

Hometown: Erie, PA 
Academic Interests: Mock Trial, Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project 
Pitt Law Favorites: The Pitt Law community is extremely supportive. My classmates are inspiring and also know how to keep the law school fun!
Fun Facts: Sophia loves the simple things in life; fresh coffee, golden retrievers, and country music.

Zach Weiner (JD '24)

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Academic Interests: Employment Law, Labor Law, Anitrust 
Pitt Law Favorites: The faculty are very approachable and willing to help if you have any question about class or the legal practice in general. The small class sizes help you build connections with the professors.
Fun Facts: Zach played trumpet for nine years.