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Natalie A. Bautista
Senior 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.

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

Cassidey Davis
Assistant Director
Cassidey joins the Career Strategy Center after having worked in both the public and private sectors. Cassidey worked at the Office of State Appellate Defender as well as private law firms handling workers’ compensation cases and civil matters. Cassidey received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law in 2010 and her BA in English from Rollins College in 2004.

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 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.

Shaz Kaiseruddin
Associate Director
Phone: (312) 503-0981
Shaz received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois. She began her legal career at Mayer Brown in the Chicago office's finance group. She then transitioned to Amnesty International, after which she became the inaugural Leighton Prisoners' Rights Teaching and Research Fellow at John Marshall Law. She was also interim Deputy Director at Justice For All, a human rights group, before joining the Career Strategy Center.

Virginia W. Mohr
Assistant Director
Virginia received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and B.A. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Career Strategy Center, Virginia practiced labor and employment law at two large law firms in Chicago.

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.

Frederick Pelzer
Assistant Director of Employer Outreach
Phone: (312) 503-3281
Fred received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. He has returned to the Career Strategy Center after previously working as the Program Assistant for the office, as well as a Legal Recruiting Coordinator for McDermott Will & Emery and Administrative Support Specialist at the University of Chicago Law School.

Jazzma Pryor
Judicial Clerkships Coordinator
Phone: (312) 503-2605
Jazzma has served as the Judicial Clerkships Coordinator since 2016. She was also a former chair of the Law School Staff Advisory Council (LSSAC) and is currently a founding chair of the Staff Equity Alliance (SEA). Jazzma graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Production Studies in Performing Arts from Clemson University.

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.