Pitt Law Alumni Association (UPLAA) Scholarship Recipients

Alyssa Zottola (JD '21) received her BA from the University of Pittsburgh in History and Italian Studies. She interned with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office prior to entering law school. Her interests include Civil Litigation and Estates and Trusts law; she is a candidate for the Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate. Ms. Zottola is the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Law and Commerce.

Her student note All Powerful?: How the FBI’s Request of Apple to Unlock an iPhone Using the All Writs Act Fails the New York Telephone Test was selected for publication in Volume 39 of the Journal of Law and Commerce. She is a member of Pitt Law Women’s Association and Pitt Law Ambassadors, where she participates in Pitt Law admissions events and conducts tours of Pitt Law to prospective students. She currently interns for Robert Del Greco, Jr., Esq., of Dickie, McCamey and Chilcote.

Gabriella D. Reber (JD '21) is a former AmeriCorps member and first-generation college student who received her B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the Florida State University. In addition to currently earning her Juris Doctorate, Gabriella is pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Social Policy from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. In 2019–2020, Gabriella held the title of business manager for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Gabriella has also served on the executive board of the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation, the Pitt Law 501(c)(3) that raises money for students pursuing public interest opportunities, and proudly held the title of president for the Prisoner Legal Support Project (“PLSP”). PLSP is a student-run organization that provides currently incarcerated pro se litigants with legal research and hosts prisoner rights events on campus. During her law school career, Gabriella has focused on women’s rights, prisoners’ rights, criminal justice reform, labor rights, child welfare, and immigrant rights. Upon graduation, Gabriella aspires to practice civil rights law and obtain a position of leadership at a legal nonprofit or governmental agency. Previously, Gabriella served as a judicial extern for United States Magistrate Judge Lenihan. In the summer of 2020, Gabriella interned in the judicial chambers of Judge Wright Padilla of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as part of the ABA’s Judicial Internship Opportunity Program.

Josh Turnbull (JD '21) received a BA in English from Dartmouth College. An outspoken advocate for disability rights and for the recovery community, Mr. Turnbull serves the Pitt Law community as President of Lawyers and Scholars for Disability Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Chair with the Pittsburgh Law Review, and as Secretary and Archivist with the Pitt Legal Income Sharing Foundation. He spent the spring term in chambers of Justice Christine Donohue of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and interned in the summer with the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender. A Dean’s Scholarship recipient, he was chosen as a PLISF scholarship recipient in both 2019 and 2020, receiving the Judge Amy Hay memorial award for the latter. He was a semifinalist in the Murray S. Love Moot Court competition. A greater Pittsburgh native, his plans would see him remain in the area practicing indigent defense upon graduation.


Recent UPLAA Scholarship Recipients

Necia Hobbes (JD '11)
Kayleigh Shebbs (JD '11)
Kevin Tucker (JD '11)
Amanda M. Hanuman (JD '12)
Yajuan Lu (JD '12)
Rachel Morris (JD '12)
Laura Gomez-Martin (JD '13)
Sophia Senyo (JD '13)
Ashley Wood (JD '13)
Zach Gordon (JD '14)
Kevin Leary (JD '14)
Katie McLay (JD '14)
Stephen Zumbrun (JD '14)
Endia Vereen (JD '15)
Patrick Augustine (JD '17)
Valerie Howell (JD '17)
Michael Roche (JD '17)
Sarah Coblentz (JD '18)
Melanie Cuddyre (JD '18)
Ashley Majorsky (JD ‘18)
Kerven M. Moon (JD ‘19)
Jared Quinn (JD ’19)
Alix Ware (JD '19)
Marcus Gaines-Cherry (JD ’20)
Stephanie Moore (JD ‘20)
Taylor Mosley (JD ’20)