Andria Bibiloni is a Conwell Scholar, Law & Public Policy Scholar, and International Institute of Law and Public Policy Fellow at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Andria’s policy research is focused on Congress’ plenary power over Puerto Rico and its impact on both U.S. citizens on the island and members of the diaspora living in the states. Andria has worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel, Department of Legislation and Regulations and at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Chambers of Michael M. Baylson. Andria also works locally with Ceiba, a coalition of Philadelphia Latino nonprofits, on issues of vacant property use, low income taxpayer advocacy, and citizen representation.
Andria is an accomplished visual artist with works in special collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Public Library, and Yale University Library, among others. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA from Temple University Tyler School of Art. Awards and residencies include: Knight Foundation Grant with Taller Puertorriqueño (2017), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency (2013-14), NYU Steinhardt School Visiting Scholar (2013-14), and Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2008). Andria is an alumni of the Art & Law Program, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the von Rydingsvard and Greengard Foundation in New York.
Reena Naik is a Conwell Scholar, Rubin-Presser Fellow, Law & Public Policy Scholar, and Institute for International Law and Public Policy Fellow at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She also serves as the President of the South Asian Law Students Association and Co-Chair of the Immigration Committee. She interned at the Newark Immigration Court during her first summer of law school.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Reena graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. As part of the Global Studies program, she studied abroad at the Andes and Amazon Field School in Napo, Ecuador and obtained a concentration in Latin American Studies. Reena then served as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She managed the Youth Partnership, a collaborative of 20+ organizations dedicated to the well-being of youth and families in the Sto-Rox area.
Reena is interested in immigration law, the intersection of immigration and international relations, and U.S. visa policy and regulation.
Farai Shawa is a second-year law student at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. He is a Conwell Scholar, Cozen O’Connor Trial Advocacy Scholar and Institute of Law and Public Policy Fellow. Farai currently participates as a member of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Team and the Temple Mock Trial Team. He also serves as the President of the International Law Society and Recording Secretary of the Black Law Students Association. Following his first year of law school, he interned in the legal department of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and is planning to work in the Wilmington Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom following his second year.
A native of Winnipeg Manitoba, Farai graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Linguistics. Prior to Law School, Farai worked as an assistant English teacher and Education Consultant in Japan’s Nagano prefecture.
Farai is interested in International Commercial Transactions, International Criminal Law and International Arbitration. Farai is proficient in both English and Japanese.
Kathleen Killian is a second-year law student at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. She is currently serving as a Staff Editor for the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and as a Rubin-Presser Social Justice Fellow. She is also on the executive board of two student organizations: International Law Society and National Lawyers Guild. During the summer after her first year of law school, she interned at the Montgomery County Public Defender’s office and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Margaret deGuzman, assisting with her forthcoming book. This upcoming summer Ms. Killian will be a Law and Public Policy Scholar in Washington, D.C.
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Killian served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana for 27 months. She also earned a Master’s degree in mental health counseling at Suffolk University and worked as a methadone clinician for two and a half years, providing individual counseling to opioid addicted individuals.
Ms. Killian is interested in humanitarian and international criminal law. She is specifically interested in responses to armed conflict and methods of support provided to communities in the aftermath. She hopes improve practices of seeking justice for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. She is fluent in French and proficient in Fante.