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Journal of International Aging Law & Policy - Meet the Editors

CloseJessica K. Close
Editor in Chief
Prior to coming to Stetson, Jessica Close worked as a high school social studies teacher for more than 10 years. She received a master's degree in education from the College of William and Mary after graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in history. Close is a long time resident of Venice, Florida, where she lives with her husband and their two boys. She is also an active member of the community. She volunteers at her boys’ schools, served for three years on the PTA executive board, and has coached youth soccer for several seasons. At Stetson,Close is the public relations officer of the Elder Law Society and is part of the elder law concentration program. She hopes to practice elder law in Sarasota or Charlotte counties after graduation.

EjankowskiChelsea Ejankowski
Executive Editor

Chelsea Ejankowski is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as the executive editor. She is the secretary of the Elder Law Society, and is part of the elder law concentration program. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Art History, as well as a museum studies certification and Italian studies minor. In her spare time, Ejankowski enjoys cooking, bike riding, and spending time with friends, family, and her cat, Scout.

Erica BaloghErica Balogh
Associate Editor
Erica Balogh is a second-year student at Stetson and serves as an associate editor. She is also a member of the Student Bar Association and serves as a Stetson student ambassador. Balogh graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Psychology and Editing, Writing, and Media. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to records, reading, and taking naps.

Mavic FranciscoMavic Francisco
Associate Editor
Mavic Francisco is a second-year student and serves as a student editor. She is the treasurer for the Health Care Law Association and is a research assistant for Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox. Francisco is from Clearwater, Florida and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Experimental Psychology. Francisco likes long-distance running, kick-boxing, doing volunteer work related to health equity, and trying new restaurants.

Mary K. GantertMary K. Gantert
Associate Editor

Mary Gantert is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as an associate editor. She is part of the Social Justice Advocacy concentration program and serves as the vice president of the Innocence Initiative at Stetson Law. Gantert graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Psychology with minors in Criminal Justice and Business. In her spare time, Gantert enjoys baking, reading, spending time with family, and volunteering.

Emily A. JohnsonEmily A. Johnson
Associate Editor
Emily Johnson is a second-year student. She is the secretary of the Student Leadership Development Committee and is a Notes and Comments editor for Stetson Law Review. Johnson is also a member of the Honors Program, Phi Alpha Delta, FAWLS, the Elder Law Society, and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Association.Sh is from Killingworth, Connecticut and graduated from the University of Tampa with a B.S. in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. Outside of law school, Emily likes to go to the beach, travel, hang out with friends and family, and play with her puppy.

Sonya NazzalSonya Nazzal
Associate Editor

Sonya Nazzal is a second-year law student. She is a Stetson ambassador, a member of Phi Alpha Delta, and an associate editor for the Advocacy Journal. She was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Legal Studies and a minor in Sociology. Outside of law school, Nazzal loves to travel and considers herself an avid cruiser. She enjoys spending her free time with friends, family, and her orange tabby cat.

Kaylee TuckKaylee Tuck
Associate Editor
Kaylee Tuck is a third-year law student and serves as a student editor. Tuck is originally from Sebring, Florida. She graduated with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Law and Society from Florida State University. In her spare time, Tuck enjoys spending time with her family, mud runs, and exploring local restaurants.

 

Hannah M. YoderHannah M. Yoder
Hannah Yoder is a second-year student at Stetson. She is from Naples, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English and a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. She is a candidate for an Elder Law concentration and serves as the Elder Law Society’s treasurer. In addition, she is a Stetson ambassador and co-founder/vice president for the Family Law Society. She is also a student editor for Stetson’s Journal for International Wildlife Law and Policy. Outside of law school, Yoder likes to go to the beach, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

PetersenCassidy Petersen
Associate Editor
Cassidy Petersen is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as an associate editor. She is in the elder law concentration program, and is enrolled in the M.B.A. dual-degree program. Petersen graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in business management. She is originally from Indialantic, Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys running, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

MejidoOlivia Mejido
Associate Editor
Olivia Mejido is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as an associate editor. She is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Board, Elder Law Society, Hispanic Bar Association, and Student Wellness Society. Mejido graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in sociology with minors in law & society and Spanish. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, painting, and riding her bike.

LopezCaleb Lopez
Associate Editor
Caleb Lopez is a third-year student. He serves on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division Board of Governors in addition to serving as treasurer for the Elder Law Division. He is originally from Mexico City, and served in the Navy for five years. His B.S. is in psychology. His favorite activities are watching and playing soccer.

 

InnocentCindy M. Innocent
Associate Editor
Cindy Innocent is a third-year student at Stetson and currently serves as an associate editor. She also works as both a research assistant and student associate for LexisNexis. Originally from Miami, Florida, Innocent graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in criminology. Outside of law school, she enjoys baking, sewing, and kite flying.

 

BoussiasStephanie A. Boussias
Associate Editor
Stephanie Boussias is a third-year student and is an associate editor. Boussias is the vice president of the school's National Organization for Women and also works as a research assistant. Prior to law school, she served as an AmeriCorps member for a non-profit organization called City Year Orlando. Boussias graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English literature and a B.S. in international affairs. Outside of law school, Boussias enjoys cooking, singing, and spending time with her family, fiancé, and dog.

DesaiYugma Desai
Associate Editor

Yugma Desai is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as an associate editor. Originally from India, she has lived in Florida most of her life. Desai graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in advertising and a minor in classical studies. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, painting, and going to the beach.

 

ChoiAdriana Choi
Associate Editor

Adriana Choi is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as an associate editor. She is a candidate for the elder law concentration program. Choi is originally from Wellington, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in criminal justice and a minor in legal studies. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, baking and spending time with her golden retriever.