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2016 Rappaport Fellows

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School has announced the selection of its 2016 Fellows. The full list and their bios are below.

Jaki Fishkin

Northeastern University School of Law 2L

Jaki graduated from Connecticut College in 2010, where she earned her B.S. in Human Development. She spent two years teaching students with behavioral challenges in the Boston Public School system before earning a Master’s of Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work. As a Rappaport Fellow, Jaki will be working at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Rodline Louijeune

Boston College Law School 2L

Rodline graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 2011 with a B.A. in Francophone Studies and minors in Mathematics and Africana Studies. Prior to attending law school, Rodline worked at the University of Massachusetts Building Authority developing a program for women and minority owned businesses and workforce compliance. This summer, she will be interning at the State Treasurer’s Office.

Stephanie Johnson

Boston College Law School 1L

Stephanie graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in 2013 with a B.A in Politics and is a Public Service Scholar (full tuition awarded) at Boston College Law School. Prior to law school, Stephanie spent two years as a staff member in the Executive Office of the Mayor in Washington, D.C. where she worked on a wide range of legislative issues and led the Mayor's Open Government Initiative. She is passionate about housing and community development and is looking forward to this summer when she will be working at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

Mary McBride

University of Massachusetts School of Law 1L

Mary is a 2011 graduate of Smith College, with a B.A. in English, and was the first student to complete the Graduate Certificate Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Bridgewater State University in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Mary worked as both a middle and high school teacher and as the archive manager of a private Holocaust foundation. Mary is interested in legal issues that impact women, including domestic violence, the wage gap, human trafficking, and reproductive justice. She will be interning this summer at the City of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement.

Paul Kominers

Harvard Law School 1L

Paul graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 with a B.S. in Economics and Political Science. Before starting at Harvard Law School, he worked at Democracy Works, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to modernizing and simplifying the voting experience. Paul will be interning this summer at the Governor's Office of Legal Counsel.

Kenneth Meador

Boston University Law School 1L

Kenneth is a former Army Combat Medic. He served between 2002 and 2009 and now lives in Newton with his wife Anita and two children Brayden (12) and Boston (4). He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, summa cum laude, and plans to use his law degree to serve veterans. This summer, he will be interning at the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jon Mosher

Northeastern University School of Law 1L

Jon has dedicated more than ten years to helping state and local governments ensure fairness in their criminal courts. He is taking a break from his work at the Sixth Amendment Center, where he is co-founder and Deputy Director, to pursue his law degree at Northeastern University School of Law. Jon received a Bachelor’s degree in history from George Washington University in 2003.  He will be interning this summer at the Governor's Office of Legal Counsel.

Rachel Rose

Boston University Law School 1L

Rachel is a J.D. candidate at Boston University School of Law where she is an active member of the OutLaws LGBT association and the Public Interest Program. Before she began her studies in the law, Rachel served in the Peace Corps in Kenya and Guyana where she worked in the Deaf Education program. She studied history at Gallaudet University, and worked as a freelance American Sign Language Interpreter in Washington DC for eight years before joining the Peace Corps. She loves traveling, reading, and playing all kinds of sports. Rachel will be interning in the Civil Rights Division at the Office of the Attorney General.

Amar Patel

Boston College Law School 1L

Amar graduated from Bowdoin College in 2013 with a B.A. in Economics, and Government and Legal Studies. Prior to law school, Amar worked extensively on data driven housing policy research at Abt Associates. He hopes to pursue a career advocating for innovative and effective policy solutions. This summer, Amar will be working at the City of Boston’s Office of Innovation and Technology.

Anne Stark

Harvard Law School 1L

Anne graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2005. She studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of St. Andrews as a Marshall Scholar before attending U.S. Army Flight School and completing the AH-64D Helicopter Qualification Course. She and her husband Aaron served as Army officers in Colorado, Alabama, Afghanistan, and Germany before Anne left the Army in August 2015 to begin law school. Anne will be interning this summer at the Governor's Office of Legal Counsel.

Courtney Person

New England School of Law 1L

Courtney attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, where she majored in Politics and Justice Studies and minored in Psychology and English. While at Claflin, she tutored at-risk high school students, captained the Women's Volleyball team, and was involved in a number of student organizations. Prior to starting law school, she interned at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, SC. Courtney will be working this summer at the Office of the Attorney General in the Policy and Government Division. 

Gustav Stickley

Suffolk University School of Law 1L

Gustav’s mission is to funnel his passion and intellect into preserving and improving our natural world. In his spare time, Gustav reads history and fiction novels, brews his own beer, and watches documentaries on the modern condition of global society. He strives to be a respected academic in the world of energy, environmental, and administrative law. Gustav will be interning this summer with Massachusetts Senator James Eldridge.