CTeL Fellows

CTeL Legal Fellows Alumni

Alyssa L. Brown

Alyssa Brown is a second year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Alyssa is a member of the University of Baltimore Law Review and the American Intellectual Property Law Association Moot Court Team for her school. She also serves as social secretary for Phi Delta Phi’s Carroll Inn. Prior to attending law school, Alyssa worked for the National Psoriasis Foundation where she coordinated the organization’s grassroots volunteers and advocated on behalf of the millions of Americans with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.


Ian Stumpf

Ian Stumpf earned his JD from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, along with a certificate in Law in the area of Public Policy.  Ian was active in moot court and competed in several national trials competitions.  During his third year, he wrote an expansive thesis on the constitutionality of civil anti-gang injunctions in California.  Previously, Ian worked for the Homicide Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the Gangs Unit and District Court team of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Criminal Section and the Mental Health Section of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.  He also served as law clerk for the Honorable Wendell P. Gardner, Jr. on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  Ian earned his Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Jane J. Matthews

Jane Matthews is an attorney in the Insurance Defense Litigation Practice at Martens + Associates | P.S., in Seattle, Washington.  Jane’s practice focuses on personal injury, products liability, and construction defect.   She earned her L.L.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center and her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.  Prior to earning her legal degree, Jane graduated from Claremont McKenna College, earning her Bachelor of Arts, where she graduated cum laude.

Margaret S. McNamara

Margaret McNamara is a rising third year law student at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Margaret is an editor on Catholic Law’s Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy—a professional legal periodical that focuses on a comprehensive range of health-related issues—and she is secretary of Catholic’s Health Law Society. Margaret plans to pursue a career in the health care field after graduating from law school. Prior to enrolling in law school, Margaret worked at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

CTeL Policy Fellows Alumni

Kerry L. Kooi

Kerry Kooi is a Master of Public Policy student at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University. She is concentrating her studies on Program Evaluation and Analysis. Kerry graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a focus in Nutritional Sciences. Kerry is originally from Auburn, New York and enjoys traveling.


Nikki Trautman Baszynski

Nikki Trautman Baszynski is a first-year law student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a cum laude graduate of Loyola University Chicago. Prior to law school, she worked with Community Shares of Illinois and interned at the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola. She also served with Teach For America in the Bronx as a corps member and 6th grade English teacher. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2008 when she joined Columbus Collegiate Academy as a founding teacher and curriculum specialist.