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PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council

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PILI’s Alumni Network is led by the PILI Alumni Network Leadership Council, a group of PILI Alumni committed to staying connected to PILI and public interest law, and to giving back to their community. PILI Alumni interested in developing their leadership skills and having a voice in PILI Alumni Network programming and planning should get in touch with PILI Program Manager Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.


Jessica Schneider, Equip for Equality

Chair-Elect & Liaison to the PILI Board of Directors:

David J. Scriven-Young, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Vice Chair & Liaison to the Programs Committee:

Martin Cozzola, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Alumni Engagement Team Leader:

Marlow Svatek, Sidley Austin LLP

Program Planning Team Leader:

Militza Pagán, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Public Service Team Leader:

Cristina Headley, Equip for Equality

Immediate Past Chair:

Emily Seymore, Faegre Baker Daniels

At-Large Council Members:

Rebecca Canary-King, Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC
Aaron Chait, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Emily Coffey, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Katie Deibert, GATX Corporation
Mackenzie Drutowski, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cedric Gordon, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Megan Harkins, Legal Council for Health Justice
Casey Judge, Chapman and Cutler LLP
Kejai McNeal, Legal Aid Society
Alexandra McNicholas, Laner Muchin
Kimberly Mills, Cook County Public Defender
Rebekah Newman, Ropes & Gray
Jill E. Roberts, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Elise Robie, Cook County Public Guardian – Adult Division
Andrew Sharp, Illinois Legal Aid Online
Marlow Svatek, Sidley Austin LLP
Elie Zenner, City of Chicago Department of Law


Davina Rae DiPaolo, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2019 Intern)
Sarah L. Lode, Schiff Hardin, LLP (2019 Fellow)
Nidhi Narielwala, Baker McKenzie (2018 Fellow)
Patricia Varona Garcia, UIC John Marshall Law School (2018 Intern)

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