Danney Salvatierra ’19 was always drawn to immigration law, a field that is unpredictable even in the best of times. But in Salvatierra’s first year of practice, she’s had to confront unprecedented challenges brought by COVID-19.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: John Pezzillo ’00
John Pezzillo ’00, who leads a South Carolina-based chemical company, quickly shifted his team’s operations to meet the growing need for affordable hand sanitizer.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Nathalie Gonzalez ’14
As Legal Director at the nonprofit LIFT, Nathalie Gonzalez ’14 is working hard to help families navigate a host of new legal issues.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Dr. Sassan Naderi ’18
Sassan Naderi ’18 is an Attending Physician of Emergency Medicine at Coney Island Hospital, a public hospital in one of the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. He’s witnessed the impacts of COVID in a way that few others have.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Estefani Rodriguez ’16
Estefani Rodriguez ’16 is co-leading a large-scale effort to feed healthcare workers while supporting local restaurants.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Katie James 4L Evening
Katie James 4L Evening works at NYC Emergency Management, where she’s managing key response logistics and helping kids understand COVID.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Mendel Taub 2L
In addition to his legal studies, Mendel Taub 2L is a part-time police officer and emergency medical technician.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Kayla Santosuosso 3L Evening
Kayla Santosuosso 3L Evening is working hard for her South Brooklyn neighbors as Deputy Chief of Staff to a New York City Council Member.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Kacia Wilson 1L
For the past four years, Kacia Wilson 1L has balanced full-time school with a part-time job in the Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency Room.
NYLS Rises to the Challenge: Jonathan (Jay) Manfre ’15
Jay Manfre ’15 and his company, REDCON1, are helping healthcare workers and emergency responders in South Florida.