This new alliance reflects both organizations’ longstanding commitment to addressing important issues for an even more vibrant community. The Alliance is a unique initiative to engage the community and spark deep discussion through:
Hello! My name is Jessica King, and I am a rising third year student at Stetson Law! I am a part of the social justice concentration at Stetson and am the President of NAMI on campus and the Director of Operations for the Disabled Allied Law Student Association! I am also a legal intern for Disability Rights Florida, the chair of the committee for legal redress for the NAACP St. Pete chapter, and a racial justice fellow! I am passionate about public interest law and making a change for the better in my community and the world!
Mary Rose is a third-year student at Stetson University College of Law, where she is in the Social Justice Advocacy Concentration program. Before coming to law school, Mary Rose was a dependency case manager working with children in foster care and child sex trafficking victims. During her time at Stetson Law, she has worked as a fellow with the Florida Law Schools’ Consortium for Racial Justice, a homeless advocacy extern with Southern Legal Counsel, and a birth certificate program intern with Gulfcoast Legal Services. She also serves on the executive board for Child Advocates of Stetson Law. Mary Rose’s interests include child advocacy, juvenile defense, eviction defense, and public policy related to housing. She looks forward to working as a Community Fellow as part of the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy!
Rebecca Bloomquist but everyone calls me Becca. I was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie, FL. In 2016, I moved to Orlando, FL where I completed my bachelor’s degree in legal studies and minor in humanities from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights). Currently, I am a 2L in the Social Justice Advocacy concentration at Stetson University College of Law. I came to law school because I had a passion for making a difference and I thought becoming a lawyer was the best way to do so.
Haley Brown is a third-year student at Stetson University College of Law, graduating in May 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 2019 and is a candidate for Juris Doctor. Haley has a passion for nonprofit work, with 3+ years of experience in legal assistance with the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee and Gulfcoast Legal Services. Haley is currently a fellow with Community Foundation Tampa Bay and an intern with Gulfcoast Legal Services.
Originally from Orlando, Logan earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Central Florida. Logan is currently a 2L in the Environmental Law concentration and is a member of the Environmental Outreach Committee. He regularly participates in local trail cleanups and community gardening events. Logan hopes to use his legal knowledge to promote public interests after he graduates.
Ashley Adams is a 3L in the Social Justice Advocacy concentration at Stetson University College of Law. Originally from the Tampa Bay area, Ashley graduated from UF and initially began law school at Stetson in 2010 but opted to pursue personal growth before continuing to dedicate her career to law. Ashley spent several years working in advertising in New York City and Austin, TX before being called to go back to school for Psychology, which unexpectedly led her back to law school once more. Today, she is focused on the intersection of advocacy and philanthropy and putting holistic and community lawyering concepts to work to help people with both legal and social issues they face. Upon graduation, Ashley hopes to start or work for a non-profit or work as a public defender. Ashley is married to a director of product, engineer, and entrepreneur and together they have two English Bulldogs, Elizabeth and Margaret.
Logan is a third-year law student with a Social Justice Advocacy concentration. She is from St. Louis, Missouri and attended Loyola University New Orleans where she earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice and Inequalities with a minor in African and African American Studies. She was previously a fellow of the Florida Law Schools’ Consortium on Racial Justice, where she focused heavily on investigating the racial impact of legislation that has been enacted or rejected in the State of Florida. Logan is also the President of Stetson’s Black Law Students Association, the Secretary of the Southern Regional Black Law Students Association, and a member of Stetson’s Mock Trial Team. Logan is committed to using her career to be an advocate for racial and social justice. She aspires to be a servant leader within her community and voice for those who are often overlooked and underprotected in our society.
Selina Nadeau was raised in Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science Pre-Law and certificates in Law, Justice & Culture and Women’s Studies from Ohio University in 2017. She served as an Americorps Member in the Ohio Stream Restore Corps before coming to Stetson. She is part of the environmental concentration and serves as Vice President of the Environmental Law Society. She plans to pursue a career as a litigator working on environmental justice issues. In her free time she enjoys roller skating and paddleboarding.
Devyn Mitchell, commonly known as Dev, was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from University of North Florida with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science: Public Policy and minors in both Gender Studies and Social Welfare. Devyn hopes to use her career to advance the mission of diversity and representation in whatever field of law she pursues and is hoping to have a positive impact on the community promoting civic engagement through highlighting the power that each citizen possesses as well as informing the public of pertinent issues in the field of social justice and equality for all.
Anthony will be graduating with his Juris Doctorate in May 2024 with a concentration in Business Law. As a part time law student, he has served our community through Pro Bono work with non-profits such as VITA, CASA, and assists the Fred G. Minnis Bar Association. He hopes to use to his legal experience to help underserved and financially vulnerable communities.
Katherine (Katie) Staab is from Kansas City, Kansas and earned a Journalism degree from the University of Kansas. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in marketing for three years as a client service specialist. Katie now attends Stetson University College of Law and is entering the second semester of her 1L year. In her free time, Katie enjoys long distance running and spending time with her dog.
In order to graduate from Stetson Law School, students are required to certify that they have completed 60 hours of pro bono work. 30 of those hours must be legal pro bono work and the remainder of their volunteer hours can be provided to community organizations.
The Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations is seeking student pro-bono interns to work virtually with us on a variety of projects involving nonprofit programs in the Tampa Bay area.
Students who sign up for this particular pro bono program have been requested to commit to working at least three to five hours per week for up to 6 weeks during the term.
Student volunteers have opportunities such as:
|Summer 2021 Cohort|
|Nonprofit Organization||Website||Community Associate|
|Community Foundation of Tampa Bay||https://cftampabay.org/||Angel Jesus Cala|
|Community Tampa Bay||https://www.communitytampabay.org/||Samantha Stribling|
|Grow Smarter St. Pete||https://growsmarterstpete.com/||Jade Yeban, Lillian Rosario|
|LEAP Tampa Bay||https://www.leaptampabay.org/||Richard Morrow|
|NAMI – Pinellas||https://nami-pinellas.org/||Tiffany Oms, Courtney Valtman|
|Seniors in Service||http://seniorsinservice.org/||Linda Miulli|
|Social Venture Partnership||https://svptampabay.org/||William Carlisle, Sydnie Coraggio, Robert Fox|
|St. Petersburg Innovation District||https://www.stpeteinnovationdistrict.com/||Bedr Skargee, Evan Sagar|
|Spring 2021 Cohort|
|Nonprofit Organization||Website||Community Associate|
|Florida College Access Network (FCAN)||http://floridacollegeaccess.org/||Allison Notari|
|Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI)||https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/fmhi/||James Loberg|
|Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN)||https://www.fpnetwork.org/||Madeline Doten|
|LEAP Tampa Bay||https://www.leaptampabay.org/||Kendra Maynard|
|Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC)||https://nlctb.org/||Sasha Ledney, Evangeline Stewart|
|Social Venture Partnership (SVP)||https://svptampabay.org/||Ashley Adams, Samara Ballard, Rebecca L. Doloski, Vanessa Halasz, Mackenzie H. Vojtko|
|St. Petersburg College (SPC)||https://www.spcollege.edu/||Bedr Skargee|
|St. Petersburg Innovation District||https://stpeteinnovationdistrict.com/||Hannah Klonowski|