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Who We Are

The PIEC is a student-run conference that wouldn’t be possible without the Executive Board, the Student Panel Assistants, and our Faculty Advisors!

Executive Board

Nika Hosseini

Co-Chair

nikahosseini@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

 

Andres Perotti

Co-Chair

andres.perotti@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

Hometown: Deerfield Beach, FL

Undergraduate: University of  Central Florida

Andres graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a degree in History.

 

Michael Rosselli

Finance Chair

mrosselli@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

 

Adam Heery

Logistics Co-Chair

heeryadam@ufl.edu

Year: 3L

 

Nick Young

Logistics Co-Chair

nlyoung1@ufl.edu

Year: 3L

Hometown: Wellington, FL
Undergraduate: University of South Florida
Nicholas graduated from the University of South Florida in 2014 with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. He is a 2018 JD candidate and Founder of the Graduate-Students for Sustainability at the University of Florida, and also served as a Student panel assistant for the 2017 PIEC. After graduation, Nicholas hopes to work for the EPA and focus on CERCLA, hazardous waste management and related fields.

 

Katie Slattery

Registration Co-Chair

ktslattery@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

 

Erin Heyman

Registration Co-Chair

erinheyman@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

Hometown: Mays Landing, NJ

Undergraduate: University of South Florida

Erin graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a degree in Criminology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is a 2019 JD candidate, in the Environmental Law and Land Use certificate program, where she is also a research assistant. After graduation, Erin hopes to work in Criminal and Environmental Law fields.

 

Vanessa Fernandez

Publicity Co-Chair

fernandez986@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Gulf Coast University
Vanessa earned her B.A. in Philosophy, with honors, from Florida Gulf Coast University. She concentrated in Critical Theory and was involved in the Honors Program Student Senate. She is a 2019 J.D. Candidate and a Publicity Chair for the PIEC. She is heavily involved in the Latino community as Treasurer of the National Latina/o Law Student Association, and as Social Chair of the Latino/a Law Student Association and Vice President of the Caribbean Law Students Association at UF Law. After graduation, Vanessa hopes to work in SWFL focusing on real estate, land use, agricultural, and conservation law.

 

Sasha Alvarenga

Publicity Co-Chair

salvarenga@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

Hometown: Key West, FL
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Sasha graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a degree in Sustainability Studies.

 

Kyla Wintter

Fundraising Chair

kylawintter@ufl.edu

Year: 2L

Hometown: Hollywood, FL

Undergraduate: University of Florida

Kyla graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a B.S. in Forestry and minors in Business Administration and Agriculture and Natural Resources Law. She is a 2019 J.D. candidate, on the E-board of the Environmental and Land Use Law Society, and also served as a Student Panel Assistant for the 2017 PIEC. She enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and skiing and hopes to practice environmental, land use, and natural resource law.

 

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