Team Members

Team Members 22

Student Team

Team Members 14

Alice Hall-Partyka, student co-Director

Alice Hall-Partyka (JD, 2017) joined ALEP because of her background in international work and her interest in contributing to a project with on-the-ground impact while still in law school. She also has a particular interest in healthcare access and quality issues.

Team Members 23

Matthew Gasperetti, student co-Director

Matthew A. Gasperetti (JD, 2017) completed a PhD in anthropology and lived and worked in the Middle East before enrolling in law school. His commitment to ALEP, and international development, derives from his interest in cross-cultural research, academics, and the law.

Ken Daines (JD, 2017) has a background in international relations and Chinese, and worked on rule of law programs as a U.S. Department of State intern in the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan (INL/AP) prior to joining ALEP.

Drew Indorf (JD, 2017) studied international affairs and worked as a teacher before joining ALEP. He is interested in international law, national security, and development.

Jordan Ritenour (JD, 2017) served in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army and is interested in the intersection between national security and Rule of Law development.

Eric Smith (JD, 2017) worked as a business consultant before law school and is interested in the relationship between rule of law and economic development.

Kristina Alekseyeva (JD, 2018) spent some time studying and working in the Middle East in college and worked for Teach for America prior to law school. She is interested in how international economic development impacts domestic rule of law.

Stephanie Birndorf (JD, 2018) worked as a consultant for three years prior to law school, advising corporate clients on training, change management, and organization design. She is interested in international law and fostering support for rule of law initiatives.

Joseph DeMott (JD, 2018) spent two years in the Middle East before starting law school. He has a background in Islamic studies and is interested in comparative law.

Shannon Galvin (JD, 2018) has a background in international politics and studied in Turkey prior to law school. She is interested in the intersection between international development and financial institutions.

Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino (JD, 2018) taught U.S. History and Government as part of Teach for America, worked on anti-human trafficking policy and advocacy, and spent time in South America prior to law school. He is interested in how international law impacts interactions between nations.

Tara Rangchi (JD, 2018) has a background in global studies, and worked in refugee education before law school. She is interested in transitional justice and human rights.

Michael Talent (JD, 2018) studied economics and worked in politics and public finance banking prior to law school. He is interested in studying international legal systems and the relationship between economic development and the rule of law.


Past ALEP Student Leadership

Eli Sugarman (Co-Founder, Student Co-Director, 2007-09)
Alexander Benard (Co-Founder, Student Co-Director, 2007-09)
Anne Stephens Lloyd (Student Co-Director, 2008-09)
Ben Joseloff (Post-Doctoral Fellow at AUAF, 2008)
Max Rettig (Student Co-Director, 2009-10)
Morgan Galland (Student Director, 2010-11)
Rose Leda Ehler (Student Co-Director, 2011-12)
Stephanie Ahmad (Rule of Law Fellow, 2011-12)
Daniel Lewis (Student Co-Director, 2011-12)
Ingrid Price (Student Co-Director, 2012-13)
Julian Simcock, (Student Co-Director, 2012-13)
Sam Jacobson (Student Co-Director, 2013-14)
Chris Jones (Student Co-Director, 2013-14)
Lloyd “Tres” Thompson (Student Director, 2014-15)
Shereen Griffith (Student Co-Director, 2015-16)
Amy Heath (Student Co-Director, 2015-16)
Drew Dragstrem (Student Curriculum Director and Teaching Assistant, 2015-16)