Alumni Mentors

As a graduate of AUWCL, we are pleased to provide you with resources, networks, programs, and individual counseling to assist you in your lifelong pursuit of career and professional development. WCL Alumni Mentors serve a critical role in this regard by helping students and fellow alumni grow their networks and solicit career advice. With nearly 1,000 WCL Alumni Mentor participants, you can Search the Database to enhance your network and Join the Database to share your expertise.

Mentor of the Month

Adam Fernandez

Adam Fernandez

Adam is the Vice President of Policy and Strategic Engagement at Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG). Adam manages L4GG's policy team building materials to help lawyers advocate for social change and the Lawyers for Racial Justice initiative's building partnerships with civil and human rights organizations to ensure equal and equitable rights, opportunities, and justice for all.

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Past Alumni Mentors

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Shaoli S. Katana

Shaoli S. Katana

Shaoli is the Director of Member Experience and Programs at the MD State Bar Association where she focuses on digital and in-person member outreach, service, and delivery of conferences and events. Her work includes holistic member engagement to support all legal professionals.

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Kian Ronnasi

Kian Ronnasi

Kian has spent his professional career at the intersection of venture capital, start-ups, and alternative investments. He is a WCL and Kogod Business School alumnus who graduated in 2018 with a JD/MBA. Upon graduation, Kian served as Co-Founder and Vice President for Abaci Group, Inc. Abaci is an interactive financial technology platform that utilizes machine learning to revolutionize the private equity workflow.

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Joan M. Bondareff

Joan M. Bondareff

In addition to serving Of Counsel at Blank Rome LLP, Joan Chairs the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (“VOWDA”)--an appointment by Virginia Governors Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, where she promotes offshore wind and renewable energy for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Prietta Booker

Prietta Booker

Prietta is Associate Director, Business & Legal Affairs at 300 Entertainment, home to such artist as Young Thug, Gunna, and Megan Thee Stallion. She drafts and negotiates various agreements relating to the publishing and recorded music business, including recording and publishing agreements, synchronization agreements, sponsorship and brand agreements, and digital marketing agreements. She also counsels on business and commercial matters primarily in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, technology and media.

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