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Public Service Venture Fund

PSVF Fellow: Keaton Allen-Gessesse (J.D. '16)

Keaton Allen-Gessesse has been awarded a PSVF fellowship to join the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she focuses on three main areas: the right to adequate housing, access to basic services, and the expansion and protection of political space for dissenters.

PSVF Fellow: Anna Joseph (J.D. '16)

Anna Joseph has been awarded a PSVF and Frederick Sheldon Fellowship to work at the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia) in Bogotá, Colombia, where she focuses on gender justice-related research and litigation concerning LGBTQ rights, women's rights, and reproductive rights.

PSVF Fellow: Anna Jouravleva (J.D. '16)

Anna was awarded the Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship in Public Service to work in the housing and homelessness unit of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

Joseph Michalakes (J.D. '16)

Joey Michalakes was awarded the David A. Grossman Fellowship for Social Justice to work in the housing and employment units of Greater Boston Legal Services, where he will work in tandem with other staff attorneys as well as community organizations to develop strategies for combating displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods in Greater Boston, both through direct representation in eviction defense and affirmative employment litigation and community legal education.

PSVF Fellow: Fabiana Pardi Otamendi (LL.M. '16)

Fabiana Pardi Otamendi is a Venezuelan lawyer committed to the protection and promotion of human rights. Fabiana’s motivation to become a human rights lawyer has been driven by the human rights crisis in her home country.

PSVF Fellow: Brittany Reid (J.D. '16)

Brittany Reid has been awarded a PSVF fellowship to work with Reprieve in London where she will work on death penalty cases both in the United States and elsewhere.

PSVF Fellow: Elizabeth Anne Reese, Yunpoví (J.D. '16)

Liz joined the litigation team of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in their Washington, D.C. office, where she fights for racial justice by litigating a variety of cases across the country in each of LDF's core practice areas: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Education, and Political Participation.

PSVF Fellow: Renuka Rege (J.D. '16)

During law school, Renuka worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund on litigation challenging state education systems. She also interned at the Education Law Center, where she worked on a range of education matters.

PSVF Fellow: Alexandra Santa Ana (J.D. '16)

Alexandra Santa Ana has been awarded a Dennis '83, Susan, William '08 and Thomas '12 Langer Public Service Fellowship to work with the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California, where she will help to ensure access to education for low-income children and children of color.

PSVF Fellow: Zachary Shapiro (J.D. '16)

Zachary Shapiro has been awarded a fellowship to serve at The Hastings Center for Bioethics in Garrison, New York, where he contributes a legal orientation to ongoing projects at the intersection of law, bioethics, and the public good.

PSVF Fellow: Jitka Vrtelova (LL.M. '16)

Jitka is a Czech national with a degree in Law and International Politics from Aberystwyth University, UK. She has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to work at Legal Action Worldwide.

PSVF Fellow: Jillian Wagman (J.D. '16)

Jillian's work in the legal clinic of the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración (Institute for Migrant Women), an organization that works to protect the rights of migrant women and children in Mexico City, focuses on transnational family reunification, detention conditions, and trafficking cases.

PSVF Fellow: Christina Zuba (J.D. '16)

Christina's work at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation focused on representing survivors of sexual assault and reaching clients in low-income areas of the city.