Holding considerable expertise in construction litigation, Carol A. Sigmond was inspired to a career in law after her undergraduate counselor suggested she attend law school. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College in 1972, she joined the Catholic University of America, where she earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1975. She was licensed to practice law by the Virginia State Bar that same year and was subsequently admitted before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit before embarking on her career as assistant general counsel to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in 1978. Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1980
Attributing much of her success to her hard work and her passion for helping and representing children, Kristyn Snyer McKenna holds considerable expertise in juvenile law, family law and special education appeals. First earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 1990, she followed her longstanding desire to help children to the Law School at Suffolk University, where she obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1993. She was licensed to practice law by the Massachusetts State Bar later that same year. Since 1994, Ms. Snyer McKenna has excelled as an attorney with the Law Office of Kristyn Snyer McKenna, where her responsibilities focus on child custody, visitation, adoption and guardianship. Her firm also
After first earning a Bachelor of Arts from the Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, in 1961, Anne Adkins Weissenborn, Esq., began her professional career as a program specialist in the Teacher Exchange Section of the U.S. Office of Education in the fall of 1963. The next spring she completed all requirements for a Master of Arts at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she had specialized in African studies. Desirous of spending time living in Africa, in July 1965 she began a year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as a volunteer teacher at a U.S.-funded secondary school for refugees from southern Africa administered by the African-American Institute. Later, in 1968, she earned her Master
An expert in the field of scientific information processing, Emily Bradford Gallup first earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics at the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Administration in information science from American University, where she cultivated her personal interest in the field by taking all the technical classes that were available to her. She then began her career doing scientific and technical aerospace reports for NASA and worked with Documentation Inc. from 1963 to 1965. She then became a technical document analyst with the David Taylor Model Basin in Carderock, Maryland, from 1965 to 1968 and an operations research analyst for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1968. From 1968 to 1973, Ms.
Holding considerable expertise in special education, Kay Cowie was first inspired to her career as a result of her childhood friendship with a neighbor girl who was disabled. Pursuing an education at Northern State University, it took her a few semesters to settle on her specific major. When she finally hit on working with children with disabilities, she knew exactly what she wanted to do for the rest of her career and earned a Bachelor of Science in special education in 1968. After spending a year as a second grade teacher in Brentford, South Dakota, she returned to Northern State University and obtained a Master of Science in special education in 1970, at the age of 23. She has been