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Our Advisors

Penn Law public interest students benefit from a collective of dedicated advisors

Penn Carey Law Advisor

Arlene Rivera Finkelstein

Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Equity & Justice; Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Officer               

Toll Public Interest Center Advisory Board

The Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) Advisory Board is comprised of experts from nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Driven by experience and commitment, the Advisory Board enhances TPIC’s connections to the communities it serves, keeps TPIC well-informed of developments in public service, and offers mentorship to students and alumni.


Joseph A. Sullivan
, Pepper Hamilton


Richard D. Atkins, International Legal Defense Counsel  

Karl Baker, Defender Association of Philadelphia 

Valerie Baron, National Resources Defense Council 

Catherine C. Carr, Community Legal Services, Inc.  

Valerie De Cruz, Penn Greenfield Intercultural Center

Umi Howard, The Wharton School

Jennifer Kates, Philadelphia City Council

Claudia Johnson, Probono.Net

Judge Gerald A. McHugh, Jr., Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Anita Santos, Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Harper Seldin, Cozen O’Connor

Janet Stotland, Education Law Center   

Joanna Visser Adjoian, Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

Penn Law Faculty Public Service Committee

This committee oversees policies related to the public service program at Penn Law. 


Sarah Paoletti, Practice Professor of Law