Staff


Student Staff | Professional Staff | Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

JURIST is a public service project powered by 80 law students at 29 law schools across five continents working under the guidance of professional staff and academic leadership based in Pittsburgh PA, USA.

JURIST staff in the United States and Canada are law students at:

JURIST staff in the UK and the Netherlands are law students at:

JURIST’s Leadership Team are experienced staffers who take leading roles in managing and writing JURIST.

Deputy Executive Editor

JURIST’s Deputy Executive Editor is Gabrielle Wast. She is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Managing Editors

JURIST’s News Managing Editor is Joshua Cossin. He is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

JURIST’s Deputy News Managing Editor is Cassandra Maas. She is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

JURIST’s Commentary Managing Editors are Katherine Gemmingen and Akshita Tiwary. Katherine is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Akshita is a third-year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai (IN).

JURIST’s Social Media Managing Editor is Robert Kaufman. He is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Deputy Features Editors

JURIST’s Deputy Features Editors are Anne Bloomberg and Jacob Dougherty. They are both 3Ls at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Bureau Chiefs

JURIST’s South Asia Bureau Chief is Ananaya Agrawal. She is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

JURIST’s Australia/New Zealand Bureau Chief is Nadia Murray-Ragg. She is a third-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

JURIST’s US Bureau Chief is Sarah Kimball Stephenson. She is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Beat Editors

JURIST’s Health Beat Editor is Madhur Bhatt. He is a third-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University (IN).

JURIST’s Migration Beat Editor is Fred Porter. He is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

JURIST’s Sustainability Beat Editor is Kirsten Williams. She is a 3L at Vermont Law School.

JURIST’s Tech Beat Editor is Ananaya Agrawal. She is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Multimedia Editors

Vishwajeet Deshmukh is a fourth-year law student at Government Law College, Mumbai (IN).

Daniel Graziano is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Timothy Miller is a 2L at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Directors

JURIST’s Collaboration Director is Kristen Doyan. She is a 3L at UCLA School of Law.

JURIST’s Community Engagement Director is Heidi J. T. Exner. She is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

JURIST’s Marketing Director is Sissy Qin. She is a third-year law student at the University of Sydney Law School.

JURIST’s Mentoring Director is Khushali Mahajan. She is a third-year law student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (IN).

Associate Editors

JURIST’s Associate Editors are experienced anchors, editors, researchers and technical specialists.

Mahima Acharya is a fourth-year law student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat (IN).

Sindhu Ajay is a recent graduate of the School of Law, Christ University (IN).

Rogers Andagalu is a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Terry Ang is a third-year law student at the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ). He writes and serves as an editor for JURIST’s Legal News service.

Emily Beeken is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Eleanor Bennett is a fourth-year law student at Oxford University Faculty of Law (UK).

Vivi Besteman is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Akansha Bhat is a 2L at Vermont Law School.

Emily Braganza is a fourth-year law student at the University of Bristol Law School (UK).

Hannah Brem is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Alexandra Briscoe is a third-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

Michael Chege is a recent graduate of the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Esther Chihaavi is a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Sahana Devarajan is a second-year law student at Australian National University College of Law.

Marie Feyche is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Rahul Garg is a fifth-year law student at National Law University, Jodhpur (IN).

Tyler Gillett is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Tucker Guinn is a 2L at Harvard Law School.

Gaurav Gupte is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Aidan Hookey is a second-year law student at Australian National University College of Law.

Ryan House is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Boutros Imad is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Heidi Johnson is a 2L at Vermont Law School.

Trisha Klan is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Daniel Klapper is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Angela Mauroni is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

James Mbugua is a fourth-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Kanak Mishra is a recent graduate of Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat (IN).

Tahira Mohamedbhai is an LLB student at the University of York in the UK.

Ashely Monti is a 3L at Vermont Law School.

Erin Napoleon is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Valeria Negron is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Joshua Nelson is a 3L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Melanie Paulick is a 3L at Duquesne University School of Law, visiting at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.

Vishwanath Petkar is a fourth-year law student at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (MU).

Cade Richmond is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Luke Rodriguez is a 3L at UCLA School of Law.

Amelia Rude is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Shivanjali Shukla is a third-year law student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat (IN).

Payton Smith is a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Chris Stephens is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Shubham Tiwary is a fifth-year law student at Gujarat National Law University (IN).

Theo Wilson is a 2L at Brooklyn Law School.

Muskan Yadav is a recent graduate of the Nirma University Institute of Law, Ahmedabad (IN).

Assistant Editors

JURIST’s Assistant Editors are new anchors, editors, researchers and technical specialists.

Viraj Aditya is a fourth-year law student at Hidayatullah National Law University (IN).

Shardul Ansingkar is a fifth-year law student at Gujarat National Law University (IN).

Giri Aravind is a fourth-year law student at National University of Advanced Legal Studies (IN).

Lubaina Baloch is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

Andrew Cobi Burnett is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Rebecca Farquhar is a third-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

Ella Geris is a third-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

Anne Hanson is a 3L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Saliha Haq is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

Kashish Khandelwal is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Demi Kuczala is a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Panagiotis Lampropoulos is a third-year law student at the University of Bristol Law School (UK).

Molly Marias is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Servando Martinez is a 2L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law.

Jordan Murphy is a fifth-year law student at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (NZ).

Edgar Odongo is a third-year law student at the University of Nairobi School of Law (KE).

Ian Profiri is a second-year law student at the University of Calgary Law School, Calgary (CA).

Anushka Sahay is a fourth-year law student at National Law University, Delhi (IN).

Sambhav Sharma is a fifth-year law student at Amity Law School, Delhi (IN).

Josephine Wenson is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

George Xenophontos is a second-year law student at Cardiff University School of Law & Politics (UK).

Professional Staff

Megan McKee is JURIST’s Executive Director. She holds a BA (hons.) in Hispanic Studies and International Development Studies and an MA in History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Megan was admitted to the practice of law in New York and pursued doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, where she was a Flagship Fellow, before coming to JURIST.
Jaclyn Belczyk is JURIST’s Executive Editor and a Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. Jaclyn is a 2008 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, from which she holds a JD and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. She also holds a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ingrid Burke is JURIST’s Features Editor. A 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she served as Managing Editor during her 3L year. After graduation, she leveraged her Russian-language skills and moved into full-time journalism, working with RIA Novosti in Moscow as Deputy Chief of International News and The Moscow Times as Deputy News Editor, among other positions. She is currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she splits her time between JURIST and a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies.

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Bernard Hibbitts is JURIST’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief and a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. A Canadian Rhodes Scholar born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he studied law at Oxford, Dalhousie Law School, the University of Toronto, and finally Harvard Law School (LLM 1988). He is a former law clerk to Justice Gerald LeDain of the Supreme Court of Canada. He created the site that became JURIST in 1996.