Pitt Law Alumni Association (UPLAA) Scholarship Recipients

Kaleigh Dryden: Kaleigh Dryden (JD/MPIA '23) received her B.S. in Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to law school she worked as a paramedic at Eastern Area Prehospital Services and as a paralegal at the Christian Immigration Advocacy Center, where she currently sits on the Board of Directors. Ms. Dryden has held a variety of leadership positions at Pitt Law (Law Review, Student Bar Association, and Incarcerated Persons Legal Support Project) and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (Student Cabinet), launched a new research team at the Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, and has interned at the Congress of Neighboring Communities, the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority, the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Ms. Dryden is passionate about public service and serving decision makers, and is hoping to enter active duty military service after graduation.

Sandrine Gibbons: Sandrine Gibbons (JD ’23) received her B.A. in Classics and Philosophy with a minor in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She served as a legal intern with the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender following her 1L year, for which she was honored with a Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation Scholarship. Ms. Gibbons provided pro bono legal services as an immigration law intern with Community Justice Project during her 2L year. During this time, she also served as Business Manager for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and as an officer for the International Law Society. She is currently a law clerk at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., where she was honored as the 2021 Diversity Scholar. Ms. Gibbons enjoys spending her time volunteering with the Filipino-American Association of Pittsburgh.

Gabrielle Pruitt: Gabrielle Pruitt (JD ‘23) received her B.S. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal and Social Justice. She is nationally ranked as a collegiate debater in the Lincoln Douglas event, and continues to practice her skills as a member of the Pitt Law Mock Trial team. In 2021-2022, Gabrielle held the title of President of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA). In addition to her active membership in BLSA, she is also a member of the Christian Legal Society, and the Pitt Law Income Sharing Foundation.  Gabrielle is passionate about creating opportunities for marginalized communities through criminal justice reform and youth mentorship and works to make this her reality in, and outside of the law. During her second year of law school, she student taught civil rights and mock trial strategy to 11th graders from a predominately black high school, and she’s a Peer 2.0 mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. After law school, she hopes to return to her hometown of Detroit, and run for district prosecutor on a progressive platform that brings community development into the conversation.