Frost Brown Todd (FBT) has selected University of Pittsburgh School of Law student Shayna Yogman (JD '25) as one of seven students pursuing a career in law for the firm’s annual FBT Zenobia Harris Bivens Diversity Scholarship.
Yogman is a 1L at Pitt Law with two master’s degrees. She was inspired to work to end discrimination and fight for a safer, equitable world by her grandfather’s escape from Auschwitz. She has worked as a research assistant on a federal lawsuit in which the plaintiffs won a significant victory against the white supremacists who helped organize the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. Yogman had a nine-year tenure at the Anti-Defamation League and managed the most extensive Holocaust remembrance program in the Western United States.
The FBT Zenobia Harris Bivens Diversity Scholarship aims to support students in their education and exploration of the legal field. In the past ten years, FBT has awarded nearly $70,000 to more than 30 students attending law school in 10 states across the U.S. Recipients have demonstrated academic excellence, service to the profession, service to the community, and a commitment to diversity.
Established in 2010, the FBT Diversity Scholarship Fund was renamed last year in honor of FBT’s former Houston Partner-in-Charge Zenobia Bivens, a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion who unexpectedly passed away in 2022. This year’s recipients are the first to be recognized under the scholarship’s new name and represent one of the largest groups of individual recipients in the history of the scholarship.
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