Class of 2017 MENTORS


Felicia Acosta-Steiner
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Katie Ahles
Associate
Gutterman Griffiths PC

Abrahim Akbari
Law Student
George Washington University Law School

Angel Antkers
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Ron Arguello
Assistant City Attorney
City of Westminster

Gia Austin

Matt Baca
Staff Attorney
Colorado Legal Services

Jereme Baker
Partner
Baker Law Group LLC

Scott Barker
Partner
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Hilary Barnard
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Alan Bickings
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Yvonne Campos
Judge
Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

Charles Clark
Associate
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Shira Cooks
Associate
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Jessica Cordero
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Gaby Corica
Deputy Legislative Director
City and County of Denver

Daniel DeLay
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Kathy Delgado
Judge
17th Judicial District Judge

Eric Elliff
Judge
Denver District Court

Adam Espinosa
Judge
Denver County Court

David Fine
General Counsel
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Jordan Fox
Partner
Sherman & Howard LLC

Ariana Fuentes
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Antonio Gallegos
Senior Corporate Counsel
Leprino Foods Company

Bryston Gallegos
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Surbhi Garg
Associate
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Carter Gee-Taylor
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Conrad Glover
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Rayna Gokli
Assistant District Attorney
District Attorney's Office,
17th Judicial District

Amber Gonzales
Associate
Ballard Spahr LLP

Jonathan Gray
Counsel
CenturyLink

LaLonnie Gray
Associate
Constangy Brooks Smith Prophete LLP

April Greene Apking
Attorney
3i Law

Alfred Harrell
Judge
Denver County Court

Jamie Hoag
Director of Government & Community
College of the Holy Cross

Damian Irizarry
Associate Counsel
Guzman Energy LLC

Jennifer Jaskolka
Assistant General Counsel
Xcel Energy

Hanie Kim
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Elizabeth Kiovsky
Partner
Kiovsky DuWaldt LLC

Jillian Kirn
Associate
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

M. Fernanda Loza
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Carlos Mancero
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Frederick Martinez
Judge
18th Judicial District Court

Gilbert Martinez
Judge

Marianella Namlick
Paralegal
Harris Law Firm

Lucia Ornelas
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Adrienne Pon
Law Student
Stanford Law School

Eduardo Ramirez
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Sarah Rice
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Megan Rose Garnett
Associate
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Dianna Roybal
Judge
Adams County Court

Marisela Sandoval
Special Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

Teresa Sarmina
Judge
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Paul Schelstraete
President
City Bank & Trust Co.

Madeleine Sheahan
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Norma Sierra
Judge
20th Judicial District Court

Kira Suyeishi
Associate
Ireland Stapleton Pryor Pascoe PC

Ethan Tackett
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

June Torres
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School Cristina

Uribe Reyes
Attorney
Muhaisen & Muhaisen, LLC

Tania Valdez
Law Clerk
United States District Court, District of Colorado

Katharine Vera
Law Clerk
University of Colorado Law School

Abigail Wallach
Associate
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

 

Class of 2016 MENTORS


Sonia Anderson
Associate
Husch Blackwell LLP

Jose “Tony” Arias
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Willow Arnold
Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard Smith LLP

Gillian Asque
Attorney
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Abigail Brown
Associate
Moye White LLP

Kevin Brown
Associate
Paul Plevin Sullivan Connaughton

Ashley E. Calhoun
Associate
Akerman LLP

Renee Carmody
Senior Assistant City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office

Violeta Chapin
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Colorado Law School

Melissa Cizmorris
Associate
Akerman LLP

Oscar Cobos
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

April Connally
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Nicholas Cordova
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Kyriak “Kiki” Council
Law Clerk
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Nina DiSalvo
Executive Director
Towards Justice

John Dwyer
Associate
Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP

Marci Fulton
Assistant Dean
University of Colorado Law School

Antonio Gallegos
Senior Corporate Counsel
Leprino Foods Company

Alex Hood
Attorney
Towards Justice

Zachary Huey
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Gail Johnson
Managing Partner
Johnson & Klein, PLLC

Amy Kapoor
Trial Attorney
Johnson & Klein Law

Alexis Kirkman
Corporate Counsel
SendGrid

Maurie Knaizer

Lindsey Knapton
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Lydia Lulkin
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Jason A. Márquez
Partner
Modern Family Law

James Marshall
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Sandra McCarthy
Associate
Hall Render Killian Heath Lyman

Mary McClatchey
Founder/President
WorkSmart Partners

Neal McConomy
Associate
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Halleh Omidi
Partner
McGuane Hogan PC

Erin Pierce
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Eliseo Puig
Associate
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Robert Rigonan
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Joseph Rivera
Special Counsel
Murray Dahl Kuechenmeister Renaud

Karina Rocha
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Melissa Romero
Law Clerk
United States District Court, District of Colorado

Heidi Ruckriegle
Associate
WilmerHale

David Seligman
Attorney
Towards Justice

Juan Silva
Assistant District Attorney
Denver District Attorney's Office

Dardoh Sowe
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Kathryn Starnella
Assistant Attorney General
Colorado Department of Law

Katherine Steefel
Law Clerk
Colorado State Supreme Court

Nicholas Trevino
Law Clerk
Boulder County District Attorney's Office

Karthik Venkatraj
Attorney & Law Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeal for the Armed Forces

Theresa Wardon
Partner
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP


Class of 2015 MENTORS


Ellen Alires-Trujillo
Attorney
Colorado Legal Services

Sean Ays
Controls Engineer
BluePrint Automation

John Bales
Associate
Kutak Rock LLP

Cody Barela
Associate
Sherman & Howard LLC

Alejandro Barraza
Post Bar Clerk
Riverside Public Defender

Courtney Butler
Associate
Joseph Law Firm PC

Alexa Carreno
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

CiCi Cheng
Associate
Holland & Hart LLP

Maranda Compton
Of Counsel
Van Ness Feldman LLP

Luis Corchado
City Attorney
City of Thornton

Tomee Creeps
Judge
17th Judicial District Court

Cayla Crisp
Associate
Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Monica Cueva
Law Clerk
The Meyer Law Office PC

Aubrie Ekman
Associate General Counsel
JLT Speciality Insurance Services Inc.

Ariana Flores
Associate
Schafer Thomas Maez PC

Jason Gallardo
Staff Assistant
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

Jonathan Geneus
Associate
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ellen Giarratana
Law Clerk
Colorado Court of Appeals

Jennifer Helland
Partner
Knies, Helland & McPherson

Martina Hinojosa
Associate
Butler Snow LLP

Hannah Jannicelli Westmont
Associate
Polidori Franklin Monahan Bettie LLC

Chad Jimenez
Associate
Lindquist & Vennum

 

 

Stair Kaur
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Allison Kostecka
Associate
Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP

Michael Landis
Litigation Director
U.S. Public Interest Research Group

Philip Lopez
Assistant Attorney General
Colorado Department of Law

Monica Loseman
Partner
Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP

Christine Lyman
Director of Legal Affairs
Arrow Electronics Inc.

Melissa MacDonald
Associate
Akerman LLP

Sean McDermott
Partner
McDermott Stuart Ward LLP

Jessica Meza
Assistant Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender

Victoria Ortega
Assistant City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office

Letitia O'Toole

Sarah Parady
Partner
Lowrey Parady LLC

 

Cristina Peña Helm
Assistant City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office

Jessie Rehms
Staff Attorney
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Katie Saunders
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Glenn Schlabs

Casey Shea
Staff Attorney
Disability Rights Maryland

Carla Solis

Caitlin Stover
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Micah Sucherman
Director of Dispute Management
SRS Acquiom Inc.

Tonya Thompson
Attorney
Academy School District 20

Veronique Van Gheem
Senior Assistant Legal Counsel
Colorado State Court Administrator's Office

Susie Velasquez
Weld County Public Trustee
Weld County Public Trustee

Letitia Walker
Legal Director of Patents
Merck

 


Class of 2014 MENTORS


Reuben Aguirre   
JD 2017
Northwestern University School of Law

Zachary Al-Tabbaa
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Adrien Anderson    
JD 2017
DU, Sturm College of Law

Damian Arguello    
Partner
Levin Sitkoff, Attorneys at Law

Matt Cron
Associate
Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC

Adelita J. DeHerrera    
Sr. Corporate Counsel    
DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc.

Cristal DeHerrera
Deputy City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office

Amy Diaz
Shareholder
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa
Founder
Law Office of Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa LLC

BlakeGansborg
Associate
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

LaLonnie Gray
Associate
Constangy Brooks Smith Prophete LLP

Franz Hardy
Partner
Gordon & Rees LLP

Katherine Hartigan
Attorney
Colorado State Public Defender

Nicholas Heinke    
Attorney
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Scott Martinez
Partner
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Glen Matthews
Associate
Martinez Law Group

Malea McKeown
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Shelley Mixon
Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Phillip Nickerson
Law Clerk
Vaughan & DeMuro

Azucena Rascón
Assistant District Attorney
Adams County District Attorney's Office

Marika Rietsema
Law Student
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Meredith Rose
Law Clerk
Colorado Supreme Court

Corelle Spettigue
Senior Assistant Attorney General
Colorado Department of Law

Dan Spivey
Owner/Operator
Mochas Coffeehouse & Bakery

Jennifer Sullivan
Senior Assistant Dean
University of Colorado Law School

Greg Szewczyk
Associate
Ballard Spahr LLP

Shaquille Turner
Second Lieutenant
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General

Juan Villaseñor
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

Sabrina Yip
Law Student
University of Colorado Law School

Mark Yonkman
Managing Partner
KMY Enterprises


“Sí, Se Puede” is a phrase born of farmworkers, who, under the leadership of the UFW, César Chávez, and Dolores Huerta, fought valiantly for equal protection under the law.  As a result of the efforts of the UFW, “Sí, Se Puede” has become well known as a call that engenders hope and inspiration in those who face similar battles. We thank the UFW, whom we acknowledge to be the sole and exclusive owner of the Trademark SI SE PUEDE, for granting us a limited license to use“Sí, Se Puede” in connection with our efforts to recruit, in Colorado, students of Hispanic or Latino descent for our law school pipeline program. For more information about the programs offered by the UFW, please see UFW’s webpage (www.ufw.org); UFW Foundation’s webpage (www.ufwfoundation.org); and UFWF’s immigration services webpage (www.sisepuede.org)