Alissa Abril graduated from ASU in 2009, and is pursuing a Law, Science & Technology certificate specializing in intellectual property. Abril is interested in the intersection of business, law, and science and would like to work with entrepreneurs in getting their ideas off the ground. She is involved with the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, moot court and the Center’s Emerging Technologies research cluster. In her free time, Abril enjoys running, playing guitar and cooking.
Lily Yan has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from ASU. Prior to entering law school, she wrote and edited copy for news organizations including a national publishing company specializing in nephrology, hematology and oncology. She recently interned for Go Daddy, where she worked with the company’s in-house counsel on matters related to social media and other Internet issues. Yan is a committee leader with the Pro Bono Board, an articles editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, and a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the National Lawyers Guild. She enjoys hiking to Valley summits, running and eating.
Lauren Burkhart graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a passion for the academic value of scientific research. Her interest in psychology is rivaled by a love for fitness, nutrition and public health. As an associate editor on Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology Jurimetrics, and a member of the Center’s Personalized Medicine research cluster, Burkhart is working on law review articles addressing issues in disclosure of disease-linked genetic information and the implications of whole genome sequencing. She is pursuing Law, Science & Technology Certificates in Health Law and Law & Psychology, and hopes to eventually research and teach topics at the intersection of the two fields.
Layne Mauro Bettini earned an undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in foreign languages and biology. Bettini is pursuing an MD/JD degree with the Mayo Medical School. While an undergraduate, his experience as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., fostered his interest in health policy. His motivation comes from the many opportunities at the interface of law and medicine. Either by having a role in influencing policy, facilitating the future of medical technology, or anywhere in between, Bettini views the study of law as a further opportunity for helping patients.
Katherine Hanna has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from ASU. After graduation, Hanna worked at the UCLA Gambling Studies Program for three years where she studied community-based treatment interventions for problem gamblers and implementation techniques for public health programs. Her interests include the influence of neuroscience evidence on criminal sentencing, scientific evidence education in the legal system, and implementation and efficacy of alternative justice courts. Hanna is involved in the Women Law Students’ Association and the Liberty Project, and enjoys photography, biking, hiking and film.
Gregory Mowrer graduated from Bethany College in West Virginia with a bachelor's degree in biology. After college, Mowrer worked in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, studying genomics in mouse embryonic stem cells, and at Massachusetts General Hospital, studying adipose development. He is currently pursuing the MD/JD degree with the Mayo Medical School. Mowrer’s ultimate career goal is to work mostly in patient care, but also to research and write on health policy.
Justin Powley graduated from Colorado State University in Pueblo with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems. As an undergraduate, he was an officer in the Association for Computing Machinery and completed his CompTIA A+ and Security+ IT Certifications. After graduating in 2010, Powley worked the last two years in the internal IT department at Progressive Insurance. His interests include intellectual property and the field of emerging technologies. In his free time he enjoys hiking, cliff diving, basketball and most outdoor activities.
Cory Tyszka graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While an undergraduate, Tyszka conducted research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, inducing apoptosis in prostate cancer cells, and she developed a protocol to investigate genetic relationships within a population. After college, she studied at University of Arizona, conductuing research on the efficacy of heat-shock proteins in therapeutic vaccines for chronic myelogenous leukemia. Tyszka earned a master’s degree in education from ASU, specializing in secondary curriculum and instruction in math and science. She is pursuing certification in Law, Science, and Technology, and is a Marshall-Brennan Fellow, a Student Ambassador and Vice President of the Liberty Project.