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Current & Recent PILI Interns

Approximately 60 PILI Interns are being placed in seven cities across Illinois every year, providing over 20,000 hours of legal services through partner agencies annually.

Have questions about PILI's Law Student Internship Program? Please contact PILI Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128.

Fall 2022 PILI Interns

  • Rachel Goldense from DePaul University College of Law at Legal Aid Society
  • Cyrus Commissariat from Northwestern Law at Legal Aid Chicago
  • Camille Plunkett from DePaul University College of Law at Center for Disability and Elder Law
  • Mercedes Molina from University of Minnesota Law School at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Se Hwa Shim from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign at Equip for Equality
  • Riley Gilbert from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Alessandro Clark-Ansani from University of Chicago at National Immigrant Justice Center-LGBTQ Project
  • Mecca Wilkinson from DePaul University at National Immigrant Justice Center- Counter-Trafficking Project
  • Elizabeth Weber from Chicago-Kent College of Law at The Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Summer 2022 PILI Interns

  • Vanessa Aceves from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Sarah Brickson from University of Minnesota School of Law at The Immigration Project
  • Anne Daly from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice - AIDS
  • Colin Davis from University of Iowa College of Law at Prairie State Legal Services - Rock Island
  • Nicholas Duke from Depaul Law School at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Fionna Ek from University of Minnesota School of Law at Land of Lincoln - Champaign
  • Lydia Elmer from Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Elisa Epstein from University of Iowa College of Law at ACLU of Illinois
  • Lydia Fuchs from Saint Louis University at Land of Lincoln - East St. Louis
  • Amber Gleeson from University of Illinois College of Law at Prairie State Legal Services - Bloomington
  • Erin Granger from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Access Living
  • Tianna Gray from University of Wisconsin Madison at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Mahroosa Haideri from UIC School of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Karina Hayday from University of Illinois College of Law at Prairie State Legal Services - West Chicago
  • Alexis Hernandez from UIC School of Law at MALDEF
  • Reyna Herrera from Southern Illinois University School of Law at Citizen Advocacy Center
  • Adam Heusinkveld from UIC School of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice - Homeless Outreach
  • Katherine Johnson from University of Michigan Law School at National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Annie Keller from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago - Children & Families
  • Akshay Krishnamani from University of Illinois School of Law at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Marie Macaulay from Depaul Law School at US Dept HHS OCG
  • Brittany Malone from Northern Illinois University School of Law at Legal Council for Health Justice - Children & Families
  • Tai Martin from Depaul Law School at Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing
  • Mallory Meade from University of Illinois School of Law at ACLU of Illinois
  • Abigail Mitchell from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at The Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Mercedes Molina from University of Minnesota School of Law at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Samantha Myers-Dineen from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law at Ascend Justice
  • Kailee Nardi from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Ryan Ortiz from UIC School of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Douglas Pinheiro from University of Illinois School of Law at Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest
  • Betsy Pisabaj from Depaul Law School at Center for Disability and Elder Law
  • Sebastián Ramírez from Notre Dame Law School at Translegal at Chicago House
  • Lia Raves from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts
  • Dakota Richmond from University of Illinois College of Law at Prairie State Legal Services - Peoria
  • Estefany Sanabria from Depaul Law School at Legal Aid Chicago - Immigrant & Worker's Rights
  • Sepideh Sanie from UIC School of Law at Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Anna Selles from University of Michigan Law School at Legal Aid Society
  • Lisa Sharpe from Northern Illinois University School of Law at Land of Lincoln - Alton
  • Hayden Sims from Northwestern University School of Law at US Dept HHS OCG
  • Jim Stehlin from University of Michigan Law School at Legal Aid Chicago - Immigrant & Worker's Rights
  • Corinne Stratton from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago - Consumer
  • Ava Szoke from University of Illinois College of Law at Land of Lincoln - Carbondale
  • Nouh Tekle from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Equip for Equality
  • Sophia Vagone from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at the Public Interest Law Initative
  • Ashly Villa-Ortega from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at BPI
  • Sophia Weaver from University of Michigan Law School at Lambda Legal
  • Melissa West-Castillo from Northwestern University School of Law at Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • David White from Depaul Law School at CARPLS
  • Sarah Wolf-Knight from Northwestern University School of Law at Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Spring 2022 PILI Interns

  • Vanessa Aceves from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at MALDEF
  • Montana Birringer from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at Cabrini Green Legal Aid*
  • Anthony Eugenis from DePaul University College of Law at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • MariaCarolina Gomez from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at ACLU of Illinois*
  • Emma Knight from Loyola University Chicago School of Law at CARPLS*
  • Benjamin McAdams from DePaul University College of Law at National Immigrant Justice Center*
  • Gabriel Spellberg from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing*
  • Nura Zaki from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law at Legal Aid Chicago

*Denotes Named and Honorary Interns. Learn more »