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Natalie A. Bautista
Associate Director, LLM International
Phone: (312) 503-2867
Natalie is the career adviser for international LLM students. Prior to joining Northwestern Law, Natalie worked at Santa Clara University School of Law as an Assistant Director of Graduate Employment and as a Lecturer in Law for the Civil Practice High Tech and Social Justice Externship Seminar course. Natalie practiced law for over seven years, specializing in employment-based immigration. She has practiced both in San Francisco and Chicago. Natalie received her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her BA in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Pascale J. Bishop
Phone: (312) 503-0661
Pascale has seven years of experience in law career services and five years of experience in the practice of law. Prior to joining Northwestern University School of Law, Pascale served as the Assistant Dean of Career Development at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Director of Career Services at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Associate Director of Career Services at The John Marshall Law School. Before entering the career services arena, she practiced in the areas of litigation and international trade at both the Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices of McDermott Will & Emery and at Barnes & Thornburg, Chicago. She also previously served as Director of Legal Recruiting for the legal search company, Mestel and Company. Pascale graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, and cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Ana A. Briones
Program Assistant
Phone: (312) 503-3499
Ana is the program assistant to the Career Strategy Center. Prior to joining Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Ana attended Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. She graduated magna cum laude and received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She also worked within Benedictine University's Enrollment Services office. Ana completed an internship during her senior year at Heritage Professional Associates, LTD in Hinsdale, IL and was also a part of the Benedictine University Women's Lacrosse team.

Janet Siegel Brown
Director of Judicial Clerkships, Lecturer
Phone: (312) 503-0397, Office: LM292
Janet Siegel Brown received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2001, M.S. in Management from the New York University Graduate School of Public Service in 2005, and B.A. from Tufts University in 1992. She joined the law school as Lecturer and Director of Judicial Clerkships in 2014. Prior to that, she clerked in the staff attorney’s office of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Sheila Finnegan in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as practicing law at a large law firm and in state and local government in Chicago and New York.

David Diamond
Assistant Dean
Phone: (312) 503-4110
Dave received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1995, M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2003, and B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1992 Before to joining the Career Strategy Center in 2006, Dave was the Director in the Career Services Office at The John Marshall Law School and a career counselor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He also worked as a transactional attorney in Chicago for six years and gained public sector work experience while in law school. Outside of the office, Dave sat on the Public Interest Law Initiative Board of Directors for nine years and is an active member of NALP, including previously serving as the organization's Vice-President of Finance.

Khanisha Hobson-Mackie
Office Manager
Phone: (312) 503-0051
Khanisha currently serves as the office manager at the Career Strategy Center. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. Prior to joining the Center, she served in the area of higher education administration. She gained experience working in the financial aid office at Bennett College and additionally at Wilbur Wright College.

Mary F. Maher
Associate Director, LLM Tax
Phone: (312) 503-0981
Mary Maher has rejoined the Career Strategy Center as the associate director and adviser for students in the Tax Program. Mary is an attorney, originally from Australia, and is admitted to practice law in both Australia and New York state. She holds a law degree from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Chicago. She practiced for six years in both Australia and the United States, primarily with Baker & McKenzie. She previously worked with the Career Strategy Center for over three years advising both international and domestic LLM students. She is also the Researcher and Co-developer of the International Directory of Lawyer Qualification, a comprehensive guide to the legal education and admission requirements of almost 50 countries. For the past two years she worked as a career adviser at Columbia University Law School.

Sandra Minea
Associate Director of Legal Careers
Phone: (312) 503-1426
Sandy earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Career Strategy Center, she was the Director of Career Services and Recruitment Programs at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Sandy also practiced corporate and finance law in Chicago at both Mayer Brown, and Horwood Marcus and Berk. Sandy is a member of the Illinois Bar, and she is an active member of NALP and is currently serving as the president of the Chicago Area Law School Consortium.

Puja Singh Patel
Senior Associate Director
Phone: (312) 503-1282
Puja joins the Career Strategy Center after having worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Puja was an Associate at Franczek Radelet P.C. practicing education and employment law. Puja received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law in 2006 and her BA in Environmental Science from Duke University in 2001.

Arden Schuman
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Marketing
Phone: (312) 503-3281
Arden Schuman received her Bachelors from Messiah College in 2005 and is currently in the Integrated Marketing Communications masters program at Northwestern. She joined the Career Center as Assistant Director of Marketing and Recruitment in 2011. Before coming to Northwestern Law, Arden worked in marketing and event planning with a focus on Chicago-area non-profits.

Katie Shelton
Associate Director of Public Interest
Phone: (312) 503-1669
Katie received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2007, and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2002. Before joining the Law School, Katie worked for eight years as a legal aid attorney at LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) in Chicago, where she was most recently a supervisor in the area of Public Benefits law.