2L Group

2L Members

Arnold 1Brianna Arnold (Editorial Staff) is from Charlton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Stonehill College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at Stonehill, Brianna was an active member in several organizations and traveled to Washington, D.C. for a semester to study and intern for Senator Elizabeth Warren. The summer after her first year of law school, she interned for the City of Providence Law Department. She also was a Teaching Associate for Professor Katie Ahern at the Brown University Pre-College Program for Introduction to U.S. Law and The Way Lawyers Think. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Brianna is a member of the Honors Program and is a Research Assistant and Teaching Fellow for Professor Kathryn Thompson. After graduation, Brianna plans to obtain a judicial clerkship and is interested in pursuing a career in corporate law.

 

Beauvais 4Danielle Beauvais (Editorial Staff) is from Smithfield, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude from Stonehill College in 2017, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminolgy. As a senior, Danielle was the President of the Stonehill College Mock Trial Team. Prior to law school, Danielle interned in the Child Abuse Unit at the RI Attorney General’s Office and with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Brockton, Massachusetts. At Roger Williams Law, in addition to law review, Danielle is also a member of the Honors Program. After her 1L year, Danielle returned to the Child Abuse Unit to complete another internship at the Attorney General’s Office. In her “free” time, Danielle enjoys coaching gymnastics and doing aerial silks.

 

Boucher 3Sarah Boucher (Editorial Staff) is originally from Smithfield, Rhode Island and currently lives in Warwick, Rhode Island with her husband, Kevin. She graduated from Providence College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Management. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the healthcare industry for over ten years, holding positions in hospital administration and philanthropy. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Sarah is a member of the Honors Program and serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Olivia Milonas. After 1L year, she was a judicial intern for the Honorable Lincoln D. Almond, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She also served as a Research Assistant to Dean Michael Yelnosky. After graduation, Sarah hopes to secure a judicial clerkship and to pursue a career in corporate law.

 

Carlson 3Zachary Carlson (Editorial Staff) is from Fall River, Massachusetts.  He graduated cum laude from Westfield State University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. While at WSU he was a four-year member of the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team, serving as captain during his senior year. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Zack is also a member of the Moot Court Board and the Honors Program. During the summer after his 1L year, Zack interned at the Providence Preservation Society, while at PPS Zack handled real estate and land use issues.

 

 

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Carla Centanni (Editorial Staff) is from Milford, Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude in 2017 from Hartwick College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Following her first year of law school, Carla interned for Rhode Pharmaceuticals where she worked under the company’s general counsel. At RWU Law, Carla is a member of the Honors Program, a Student Ambassador, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. During her second year, Carla is serving as a research assistant for Professor Andrew Spacone. Carla hopes to pursue a career in either corporate or patent law.

 

 

Criswell 2Connor Criswell (Editorial Staff) is originally from Sacramento, California. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Theater with an Emphasis in Directing. After undergrad, he worked several years as the Financial Coordinator at Monterey Bay Orthodontics in Monterey, California. At RWU Law, Connor is the 2018-19 SBA Corresponding Secretary, a member of the Honors Program, a Student Ambassador, and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Allen’s Criminal Law class. He worked as a Legal Scholar for the RI Department of Health this past summer, and he plans to pursue a career in Civil or Criminal Litigation upon graduation. In his free time, Connor enjoys exploring the outdoors and going fishing when the weather permits, and he also loves staying indoors to play guitar or poker.

 

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Shane Gallant (Editorial Staff) is from Fall River, Massachusetts. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Prior to law school, Shane was a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and a former police officer for Tiverton, Rhode Island. After his first year of law school, Shane served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. In addition to Law Review, Shane is a member of the Honors Program, a Teaching Fellow for Professor Kathryn Thompson, and serves as a Research Assistant to Professor Niki Kuckes as well as a Teaching Assistant to Professors Kathryn Thompson and Colleen Brown. Shane was also the recipient of the merit-based Roger Williams University Law Alumni Association Scholarship. After graduation, Shane plans on obtaining a judicial clerkship and pursue a career in corporate law.

 

Giles 2Colleen Giles (Editorial Staff) is from Rumford, Rhode Island. She graduated from Roger Williams University in 2012 with a major in Psychology and a minor in American Studies. Prior to attending law school, Colleen interned with the R.I. Senate Policy Office, the R.I. Commission for Human Rights and the R.I. Office of the Attorney General. At RWU Law, Colleen is a member of the Honors Program and the Treasurer for the Women’s Law Society. Colleen is also the Law School Student Leader for the Legal Navigators Partnership in which she manages the legal challenges of individuals experiencing homelessness. Colleen received the Gary L. Bahr Memorial Scholarship for achieving the highest combined average in Contracts and Torts. During her 1L summer, Colleen interned for the Honorable William E. Carnes in Providence County Superior Court. She is a research assistant for Professor Colleen Murphy and a teaching assistant for Professor Peter Margulies. Colleen is currently interning at Mandell Schwartz and Boisclair in Providence, Rhode Island. When she is not pursuing justice, Colleen spends her time volunteering at her daughter’s school and serving her community. After law school, Colleen hopes to pursue a career in civil litigation.

 

Greer 3Amy Greer (Editorial Staff) grew up primarily in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has lived in Providence, Rhode Island since 2006, where she has worked in public libraries and nonprofits. She graduated summa cum laude from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts and went on to receive Master’s degrees in both Theater and Performance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and Library Science from Simmons College. In 2015, Amy received her PhD from Simmons College with a focus on race and policy in the United States. At RWU Law, Amy is a member of the Honors Program, an instructor in the Street Law program, and a teaching assistant for both Professor Hashway’s Legal Practice course and Professor Teitz’s Civil Procedure course. During the summer following her 1L year, Amy was a criminal defense intern at Still She Rises: A Project of the Bronx Defenders in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following law school, Amy would like to practice as a criminal defense and civil rights attorney.

 

Horbert 2Caitlyn Horbert (Editorial Staff) is from Cranston, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude in 2010 from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Prior to law school, Caitlyn held various sales and training positions. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Caitlyn is a member of the Honors Program, President of the Association for Public Interest Law, and a member of Moot Court.  During the summer after her 1L year, Caitlyn served as a judicial intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

 

 

Hoyvack 2Andrew Howayeck (Editorial Staff) was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts. In 2017, Andrew graduated from Stonehill College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship. In the Fall of 2016, Andrew relocated to Los Angeles to intern for Heroes and Villains Entertainment, a literary management company whose notable clients include: Randsom Riggs, Michael Markowitz, Warren Lieberstein, Barbara Curry, and Marissa Jo Cerar—where he evaluated client and prospective client material. During the summer following his 1L year, Andrew worked as a legal intern at Liberty Utilities in Fall River, MA, where he supported the Senior Corporate Counsel and Governmental Affairs in managing various legal matters typical of a major utilities company. In addition to being a member of the Law Review Editorial Staff, Andrew is also a member of the Moot Court Executive Board. Andrew is an avid snowboarder, tennis player, recreational boater, and Parrothead. After graduation, Andrew plans to practice civil litigation, and eventually, find his own law firm.

 

Xay 3Xay Khamsyvoravong (Editorial Staff) is from Providence, Rhode Island. He is a double graduate of Brown University earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Masters in Public Affairs.  Xay began his career in the public sector as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Rhode Island General Treasurer, serving as a senior advisor throughout the 2008 market meltdown.  In 2011, Xay took a position with Morgan Stanley’s public finance group in New York City. Today, Xay is Head of Government Lending for Webster Bank, providing capital solutions for public infrastructure in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and has executed nearly $2 billion in financings. Civically, Xay serves as the Chairman of Providence Water and is a member of the board of directors for Grow Smart Rhode Island. In addition to his private sector and civic work, Xay has managed two statewide campaigns and has worked on a number of state and federal campaigns across the country.  Xay is a past recipient of Providence Monthly’s Top 10 to Watch, Providence Business News’ 40 under 40, undergraduate fellowships from Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Public Interest Fund and Harvard Law School’s Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising, and the McKenna Thompson RI State Internship Award for his work with the Rhode Island Attorney General.

 

Kovach 3James Kovach (Editorial Staff) was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana.  He graduated in 2014 from his home-town alma matter, Indiana University, with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Public Health.  Following graduation, James worked for the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department as a Natural Resources Associate, where he contributed to numerous conservation and environmental education related programs.  He subsequently worked as a laboratory technician for ESG Laboratories in Indianapolis, where he prepared water samples from municipal and industrial clients to be tested for compliance with EPA regulations.  In addition to law review, James is also member of the Honors Program.  Outside of law school James enjoys riding his bike, reading, and following the Chicago Cubs and college basketball.

 

Lange 3Troy Lange (Editorial Staff) is from Smithfield, Rhode Island. He attended Roger Williams University as an undergraduate, earning a degree in Legal Studies with a second major in Communications in 2017. While at RWU, Troy ran on the Cross Country and Track teams and served as captain of the Cross Country team during his senior season. In the summer after his 1L year, Troy worked as a research assistant for Professor Ryan. Outside of school, Troy continues to run long distance races, as well as coaching high school track & field and refereeing youth hockey.

 

 

Peralta 3Crystal Peralta (Editorial Staff) is from West Warwick, Rhode Island. She graduated cum laude from Suffolk University in 2015, double-majoring in Government and Philosophy. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Crystal is a member of the Moot Court Board and the Honors Program. She also serves as the Administrative Vice President of the Student Bar Association and as a Research Assistant for Professor Susan Heyman. During her 1L year, Crystal participated in the Street Law Program through the RWU Pro Bono Collaborative. There, she served as a Law Student Instructor to Hope High School juniors and seniors, educating them on criminal law, the legal system, and their rights. In the summer after her first year of law school, Crystal served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Sullivan in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Upon graduating from RWU Law, Crystal hopes to pursue a career in commercial litigation. In her free time, Crystal enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing volleyball.

 

image2Mary Poirier (Editorial Staff) is from North Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated summa cum laude in 2012 from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and double minors in Legal Studies and Sociology. During her undergraduate degree and for a short period after graduating, Mary worked in advertising sales for local radio stations. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Mary is a member of the Honors Program and served as the Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Association. During the summer of her 1L year, Mary was a legal intern at Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., where she worked in the Intellectual Property Department. Mary remained with Adler Pollock & Sheehan during her 2L year, was a Summer Associate during her 2L summer, and currently remains with the firm’s Intellectual Property Department during her 3L year. After law school, Mary hopes to pursue a career in Intellectual Property Litigation.

 

Rochelle 2Rebecca Rochelle (Editorial Staff) is from Austin, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Rebecca is a member of the Honors Program and The OWLS (Older, Wiser Law Students). She is also a Teaching Assistant for Torts I. Rebecca participated in Alternative Spring Break where she interned for the Colorado Public Defenders in Salida, Colorado. During the summer after her 1L year, Rebecca studied abroad in Granada, Spain followed by an internship at the Santa Fe Conservation Trust (“The Trust”) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she read deeds for ninety properties and explained to The Trust employees what tasks the property owners were allowed to perform on their respective properties. She also assisted Sarah Noss, the Director of The Trust prepare for accreditation. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys playing with her dog, Buddy, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

 

Sperber 2Zoë Sperber (Editorial Staff) is from Bennington, Vermont. She graduated from Smith College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Zoë is a member of the Honors Program and the treasurer for the Association of Public Interest Law.  She is also a research assistant for Professor Bogus and a teaching assistant for Professor Logan. During her 1L year, Zoë completed over 50 hours of Pro-Bono work by participating in Alternative Spring Break with the Brooklyn defenders, and the Street Law program at Roger Williams. During the summer after her 1L year, Zoë was a legal intern at Bremer Law and Associates, where she worked on primarily on immigration cases.  In 2L year she will continue to work for Bremer Law and Associates and looks forward to learning more about immigration law.  In her free time, Zoë enjoys cooking, hiking and gardening.

 

Vargas 2Luis Vargas (Editorial Staff) is originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 2017, with a Bachelor of General Studies in Social Science. At Roger Williams University School of Law, Luis is a member of the Honors Program, of the Association of Public Interest Lawyers, and a member of Moot Court. During the summer after his 1L year, Luis was a judicial intern for Chief Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, where he worked on legal research, and preparation of bench memoranda on topics ranging from first amendment employment retaliation claims to federal racketeering charges related to Columbian drug cartels. He currently serves as a Research Assistant to Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Andrew Horwitz, working on the preparation of case briefs of cases arising from Traffic Tribunal decisions on possession of marijuana and traffic violations. In the summer after his second year, Luis will be a Summer Associate at the Boston office of the international law firm, Brown Rudnick.

 

Vega 3Nathalie Vega Crespo (Editorial Staff) is originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She graduated cum laude from Assumption College in Worcester, MA with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Economics. After graduating college, she engaged in a year of community service in New York City working with adolescents transitioning out of foster care to aid them in developing life and leadership skills through education, employment and housing. In the summer after her first year of law school, Nathalie served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. In addition to Law Review, Nathalie is a member of the Honors Program, the Vice-President of the Latino Law Student Association, the Secretary of the Multi-Cultural Law Student Association, and a Research Assistant for Professor Deborah Gonzalez.