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PEGGY Z. HUANG

Greatly impacted by the experience of coming home to find her house trashed and robbed as a child, Peggy Z. Huang went on to pursue a career that would allow to her to make a difference and help others. Earning a Bachelor of Science in political science at the University of California Berkeley in 1993, she obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1997. That same year, she embarked on her career as a senate associate with the California State Senate and, between 1998 and 2008, served as staff counsel for Sacramento Child Advocates, the Law Offices of Anne E. Fragasso and the California Department of Social Services. During

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Robin Sexton

ROBIN BOREN-COLEMAN SEXTON

Robin Boren-Coleman Sexton, Esq., has over 25 years’ experience in the legal and finance industry. She currently serves as Vice President and Senior Estate Advisory Specialist at Wells Fargo Bank, NA. Attributing much of her success to her passion for her work and her desire to help others, Ms. Sexton studied at the American University in Washington, D.C., where she volunteered with her sorority, Delta Gamma, to assist philanthropies for the blind; spent a semester abroad at the American University of Paris in 1989; made the Dean’s List; and ultimately obtained a Bachelor of Arts in international studies in 1991. She earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1995, where she was honored by

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Andrea Colby

ANDREA LOSHIN COLBY

Andrea Loshin Colby, Esq. is a patent and intellectual property attorney with more than 35 years of expertise working on behalf of major firms and international corporations. Since 2016, she has been a professional coach and the principal of Pro Se, LLC. Initially hoping to work in environmental law, Ms. Colby earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating cum laude in 1977. With few job opportunities in the specialty, she refocused her aspirations to patent law, reasoning that she would still be able to help artists and content creators by specializing in intellectual property. She was awarded her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1980 by the Albany Law School of Union University after a

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Ruth-Arlene Howe

RUTH-ARLENE W. HOWE

Ruth-Arlene W. Howe, professor emerita, dedicated almost 40 years to the student bodies of Simmons College and Boston College Law School as a professor of legal interviewing, family, and elder law. Motivated by her lifelong passion for civil rights and social justice, she began her career with an emphasis on social work before pursuing legal studies. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at Wellesley College in 1955 and was awarded a Master of Social Work at Simmons University in 1957. The same year, Ms. Howe accepted a position as a psychiatric social worker for the Stafford Youth Service Bureau of Cleveland, Ohio. She would continue to serve the Stafford Youth Service Bureau for the next four years while broadening her

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CARSON N. CASH KING

Carson N. Cash King, Esq. is an attorney building her career in business and contract law currently serving as the director of legal and business affairs at Cash Environmental Resources, LLC. Her interest in the legal field was inspired by her family. Her parents were strong advocates for underserved children and youth, and her mother served on the local school board, modeling compassion and community involvement in action to a Ms. King from a young age. While she started life with a strong sense of justice and a desire to speak out against injustices, her decision to pursue a career in law was cemented by a traumatic experience as a teen. While riding the bus home from high school, her

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KAREN HASTIE WILLIAMS

Karen Hastie Williams, JD, was a retired attorney and partner of Crowell & Moring, LLP, where her practice focused on legislative regulation, public and corporate contract law, and strategic diversity counseling for corporations. Best-known as a distinguished voice in public contract law, Ms. Williams was a former chair of the American Bar Association’s section on public contract law and was an in-demand speaker and consultant for much of her career. She began her career studying at the Universite de Neuchatel before earning a Bachelor of Arts at Bates College in 1966. Ms. Williams went on to complete a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School at Tufts University the following year, and studied law at the Catholic University of America,

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Olivia Tourgee

OLIVIA M. TOURGEE

Olivia M. Tourgee, Esq. is a law clerk and associate attorney at DLA Piper LLP, one of the world’s top international firms, where she has practiced since 2019. A specialist in corporate law and white-collar crime, she primarily handles cases relating to securities fraud, corporate fraud, and insider trading. She is deeply involved in working with partners of the firm as well as the SCC and Department of Justice in addition to reviewing case documents and providing in-depth legal writing and research for clients. Her recent cases have included representing a large biopharmaceutical company in a joint United States Department of Justice-Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, a regional public transportation department’s infrastructure expansion project, and a class-action suit against Kansas

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Carol Sigmond

CAROL A. SIGMOND

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

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Kristyn Snyer McKenna

KRISTYN SNYER MCKENNA

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

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Anne Weissenborn

ANNE ADKINS WEISSENBORN

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

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