Over the years, our team has welcomed a number of talented and driven individuals, many of whom have gone on to impressive careers in the law and other industries. Some of our distinguished alumni are highlighted below:
Natsumi Antweiler was a graduate fellow with CLCT and graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2019. Prior to law school, Natsumi Antweiler lived in Germany, Switzerland, France, and Japan. She graduated from Waseda University (2011) and holds a Master’s degree in International Law from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2013). She worked at the United Nations Environment Programme specifically on mercury and hazardous waste management projects. She later became an international program coordinator at a mid-sized, Japanese mercury recycling company, helping improve the company’s international expansion program. During her spare time, she loves to travel and learn new languages.
Alex Ashrafi graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics. He then worked as a software developer designing and coding business management platforms for large chemical companies. Alex has a strong interest in film and theater and acted professionally in numerous television shows and Off-Broadway plays. In his free time, he enjoys playing bass and piano with other musicians, running, and writing fiction. He is primarily interested in working in civil litigation after law school.
Mindy Gee was a graduate fellow at CLCT and graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2019. Prior to law school, Mindy was an International Affairs Specialist in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In her role, she handled incoming and outgoing extraditions and mutual legal assistance cases in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Mindy graduated from Yale University in 2012, with a degree in English Literature.
Hailey Guerra was born and raised in Miami, Florida, to a large Cuban family. Hailey aspired to be a lawyer since she was nine years old. That journey has taken her from Jacksonville, Florida, to Williamsburg, Virginia, and, most recently, to Kathmandu, Nepal, as a summer intern working for a non-profit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking in Nepal. Hailey began working with CLCT in 2017 and currently oversees the students working on the Court Affiliates website. Outside the classroom, Hailey enjoys spending time with her fiance and their dog, and, despite the heavy reading assignments in law school, loves reading in her leisure time as well.
Alex Houstoun is a 2010 graduate of Bard College and spent five years working as a publicist with Vintage & Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House, before starting at the William & Mary Law School in 2016. He served as a graduate fellow with CLCT until his graduation in 2019. As a student, Alex was involved with the Student Intellectual Property Society and has independently written on the Copyright Act of 1909 and its impact on pulp fiction writers of the early twentieth century. In his free time, Alex serves as an editor for a literary journal, enjoys making bread, and walking his dogs.
David Lim conducted research on autonomous vehicle technology and the application of blockchain technology as a CLCT Fellow. David is a 2016 graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and is currently a second-year law student at William & Mary Law School. During his time at SUNY Geneseo, David served as the Founder and President of Geneseo’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter and Vice President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Tau-Alpha). David was also a freelance photographer for two years in college. In his free time, David enjoys photography, gaming, and biking.
Molly Lovell, a vibrant member of the class of 2018, is a staff attorney at Northeast Legal Aid where she defends indigent persons in their eviction cases. She volunteers on a weekly basis for the Lynn United for Change and Empowerment Project, a non-profit organization, where she prepares pleadings for persons who are being evicted in the Lynn community. She also serves on the Human Rights Committee of Valley Collaborative, a program designed to give community support, education, and employment opportunities to persons with disabilities. Molly earned a M.A. in Political Theory at the Catholic University of America, and worked in a variety of roles to support herself through higher education. She is interested in martial arts, vintage fashion, and spending time with her friends.
Carl “Ott” Lindstrom was the Chief Technology Officer at CLCT. At William & Mary Law School, Ott was also the co-president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, serves on the Business Law Review, and sang bass in the school a cappella group. Previously, Ott clerked for the Fauquier County Attorney’s Office, worked as the lead copywriter for a business development startup, and served for three years as a security guard supervisor with his undergraduate college’s police department. Ott is a 2016 graduate of Amherst College, where he received top honors for his thesis work on virtual reality.
Christina Lowry graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2014. She has served on active duty as a U.S. Army officer. As a Chemical Officer with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, she deployed to Korea and Germany before being selected for the Funded Legal Education Program. After law school she will continue her military service as an Army JAG. She is currently on the boards of the William & Mary Law School Military and Veteran’s Law Society, Equality Alliance, and Women’s Law Society. In her free time, she enjoys travel, theater, and sewing.
Alexandra Pratt served as the Chief of Staff for CLCT. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2007, she co-founded The Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads with the goal of making theater arts accessible to all Hampton Roads families. Alexandra also worked as a producer at Learning Curve Entertainment, where she ran educational performances and raised money for military charities. Since starting William & Mary Law School, she has interned at Kaléo, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and the United States Attorney’s Office in Norfolk, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and expanding her baking skills.
Michael J. Raposa graduated magna cum laude and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in 2007, with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Peace & Conflict Studies. During his time at Stonehill he held numerous research assistantships and received the d’Agostino Prize for his History thesis. After graduating, he worked for Meditech, Inc., for five years as an Application Specialist and Technical Specialist; provided user-end and back-end support for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Physician Products across the U.S. and Canada; and traveled to Calgary, AB, Vancouver, BC, and Los Angeles, CA, to provide on-site support, optimization, and training for hospital staff. He trained Meditech staff in custom scripting programs and created training materials and documentation for use by both Meditech and hospital staff. Michael graduated William & Mary Law School’s Class of 2019, where he was the Senior Notes Editor for the Bill of Rights Journal. While enrolled at William & Mary Law School, he worked for the National Center for State Courts and Sullivan & Worcester LLP. As part of CLCT, he specialized in researching AI- and blockchain-related issues affecting EHRs and tax law.
Ellen Rehnberg, a student from Sweden, graduated from Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) in 2015. She then worked at Blank Rome LLP as a litigation paralegal in New York City, and as an HR Specialist focusing on global mobility on behalf of a multinational FMCG company at Accenture in Prague. While at Accenture, she was also the Data Privacy Lead for the client. In 2017 she began her legal studies and earned her LL.B. from Queen Mary University of London. During her time in London she spent a summer as a tech law intern at the legal tech startup Lexoo, and worked part-time with Legal Geek, a legal tech startup community. Ellen is currently an LL.M Candidate in the School of Law, and the 2019 Draper’s Scholar. In her free time, Ellen is an avid road cyclist.
Kelly Rondinelli graduated from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, with a First Class degree in English. She went on to King’s College London to study for her Masters in Medieval English: Gender, Sex, & Culture. Upon graduating from this program, Kelly studied at Oxford University to obtain her Post-Graduate Certificate in Education to teach English, after which she headed back to London to teach for a year. She met her husband at Oxford and moved to Bahrain to join him, where she simultaneously taught English to high school students and worked as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland University College, teaching writing, literature, and language courses to military members obtaining their associate degrees. Later, Kelly and her husband moved to the United States. She graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2019, and now clerks in the Eastern District of Virginia for Judge John. F. Anderson. She will then join Vinson & Elkins as an Environmental Associate. During her time at the Law School, Kelly worked as a CLCT Fellow for two years before becoming the Editor-in-Chief of the Bill of Rights Journal. As a fellow, she worked on several projects, including a forthcoming publication entitled Basic Virginia Law for Non-Lawyers.
Kelsey Ruszkowski is a 2019 graduate of William & Mary Law School, where she served as a CLCT graduate fellow. She earned her Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Niagara University, with minors in law, psychology, and philosophy. She focused her studies on the intersection of law and psychology, which included earning departmental honors after completing a thesis on implicit jury bias. From 2015 to 2016, Kelsey was inducted into five honors societies, received a student achievement award, and was a featured graduating student at Niagara University. Before starting law school, she served as Vice President of the Pre-Law Association and as Chair of the Commuter Advocacy Board, and, as a law student, completed internships with a busy litigation firm as well as judicial externships. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, spending time with her sisters, and attempting to learn foreign languages to aid in future travel.
Taylor Treece served as the 2018-2019 Buswell Fellow and Assistant Director for Research at CLCT, where she performed grant-funded research on the legal issues arising from emerging technologies, with special focus on the liability risks of artificial intelligence assisted decision-making and predictions. At CLCT, she developed continuing legal education programs on emerging technologies, supervised legal research projects for CLCT’s graduate fellows, and was a co-creator and host of CLCT’s Exhibit AI Podcast, launched in April 2019. Ms. Treece holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Experimental Psychology and Political Science from the University of South Carolina, Honors College, and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from William & Mary Law School. While at William & Mary, she was a member of the William & Mary Law Review, a founding executive board member of the Data, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Legal Society, an award-winning member of the National Trial Team, and an inductee into the Order of Barristers. She now works as a Data Privacy Consultant in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young (EY).
Lindsey Whitlow served as the 2019-2020 Buswell Fellow and Assistant Director for Research at CLCT, where she continued the Center’s grant-funded research on the legal implications of AI and cybersecurity. While at CLCT, amongst other activities, she dedicated much of her time to exploring the legal consequences of smart city technology. This work motivated a series of episodes on CLCT’s podcast, Exhibit AI, on smart cities, which she researched alongside a group of CLCT research fellows, produced, and co-hosted. She also co-authored a legal commentary on initial coin offerings, and her paper on AI and patent law will be published in the second issue of Legal Issues in the Digital Age in October 2020. Ms. Whitlow holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University, an M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Central Florida, and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School. While at William & Mary, she was an Associate Editor for Volume 9, and Articles Editor for Volume 10, of the Business Law Review. She was also the president of the Graduate Counsel, the leading organization for all graduate programs at William & Mary. As president, Ms. Whitlow was chosen to be a part of the Inauguration Committee for the college’s 28th President, Katherine Rowe, as the sole graduate student representative. As a licensed attorney in Virginia, she hopes to continue the work she began at CLCT in the fields of AI and cybersecurity law in her future endeavors.
This content has been updated on October 2, 2020 at 9:31 am.