Meet the Editors

The Stetson Law Review is Stetson's premier academic journal, published three times each year. Each issue is presented in a symposium format to address contemporary legal topics. The Stetson Law Review editors and associates fully participate in the publishing process by soliciting, editing, and writing articles.

In addition to position-specific administrative functions, each editor on the executive board is responsible for guiding articles through the publication process. Editors exercise the competence, diligence, and communication skills that the practice of law demands. 

Contact Information:

Stetson Law Review • 1401 61st Street South • Gulfport, FL 33707
phone: 727-562-7800 ext. 7834, 7956 or 7957 • fax: 727-347-4873 • email: lrmarked@law.stetson.edu

Editor in Chief

 media/Allison Stevenson.jpg Allison Stevenson
Allison Stevenson is a third-year student and the current editor-in-chief. Previously, she served as research editor. Stevenson is a member of Stetson’s Trial Team, the Christian Legal Society, and works as a research assistant. She is a guardian ad litem in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Stevenson grew up in Keystone Heights, Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Criminology. Prior to law school, Stevenson worked as a paralegal in a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Tampa. Outside of law school, Stevenson enjoys boating with her family and following University of Florida athletics.
   

Executive Editor

 media/Viktoryia Johnson.jpg Viktoryia Johnson
Viktoryia Johnson is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as the executive editor. Previously, she served as an articles and symposia editor. She is the president of Stetson’s Labor and Employment Law Association, Johnson is originally from Minsk, Belarus and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Criminology. Johnson is fluent in Russian and English. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach with her daughter, cooking, and home décor.
   

Managing Editor

 media/Giovanni Giarratana.jpg Giovanni Giarratana
Giovanni Giarrantana is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as the managing editor. Previously, he served as the assistant research editor and an articles and symposia editor. Giarrantana is a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board. He is originally from Brooksville, Florida and graduated from Belmont University with a B.B.A. in Music Business. Outside of law school, Giarrantana enjoys traveling, hiking, boating, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
   

Marketing Editor

 media/Zaworska.jpg Nicole Zaworska
Nicole Zaworska is a second-year student at Stetson and serves as the Marketing Editor. She is a Teaching Assistant, a Stetson Ambassador, and a member of the Honors Program. Zaworska is originally from Jarocin, Poland, and is fluent in Polish. She graduated from the Univeristy of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration and Leadership Development. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, singing, and playing with her Great Dane.
   

Research Editor

 media/Jessica Ford.jpg Jessica Ford
Jessica Ford is a third-year student and the research editor. She previously served as assistant managing editor. She is a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board and past vice president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Ford is a double-Hatter, earning her B.A. in Political Science from Stetson University. She is originally from Fort Meyers, Florida and enjoys reading, going to the beach, and hanging out with family and friends.
   

Recent Developments Editor

 media/Jessica Vander Velde.jpg Jessica Vander Velde
Jessica Vander Velde is a second-year student and the recent developments editor. She also works as a research assistant. Originally from Tampa, Vander Velde received a B.S. in Journalism and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida. Prior to law school, Vander Velde worked as a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times covering law enforcement, crime, and the courthouse. She enjoys travelling, running, yoga, and brewing beer.
   

Articles & Symposia Editors

 media/Maria Babajanian.jpg Maria Babajanian
Maria Babajanian is a third-year student and articles and symposia editor. She is a member of the Business Law Society, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law organization. She is from St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. Prior to law school, Babajanian worked as an accountant. She enjoys kayaking, playing tennis, and travelling.
 media/Dix.jpg Evan Dix
Evan Dix is a second-year student and an articles and symposia editor. He has also served as an assistant managing editor. He is on Stetson’s Moot Court Board and a Stetson ambassador. Dix is originally from Ashland, Ohio and earned a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Tampa. He enjoys working out, playing guitar, and watching baseball.
   
 media/Nicole Santamaria.jpg Nicole Santamaria
Nicole Santamaria is a third-year student and an articles and symposia editor. She is a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board and a research and writing teaching assistant. Santamaria is from Tampa, Florida. Prior to law school, she earned her B.A. in English Literature from Florida State University and worked as a professional liability broker.
 media/Courtney Turnquist.jpg Courtney Turnquist
Courtney Turnquist is a third-year student and an articles and symposia Editor. She is also a Stetson ambassador. She is originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, and going to the beach.
   

Notes & Comments Editors

 media/Courtney Cox.jpg Courtney Cox
Courtney Cox is a third-year student at Stetson and currently serves as a notes and comments editor. Cox is the vice president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson and is the Stetson liaison for the Hillsborough County Bar Association Pro Bono 5K. Cox is from St. Cloud, Florida and earned her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Central Florida. Cox volunteers with the Girls on the Run as the head girls coach at Gulfport Elementary. She enjoys running everything from 5Ks to full marathons.
 media/Gottlieb.jpg Sarah Gottlieb
Sarah Gottlieb is a third-year student and a notes and comments editor. She is a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson and a research assistant. Gottlieb is from Long Island, New York and earned her B.A. in Communication and Writing from the University of Tampa. Prior to law school, Gottlieb worked as a correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times and staff writer at Metromix Tampa Bay. Gottlieb enjoys scuba diving, volunteering, biking, and kayaking.
 media/Benjamin Lute.jpg Benjamin Lute
Benjamin Lute is a third-year student and serves as a notes and comments editor. He is pursuing a Concentration of Environmental Law and is the coordinating editor for Stetson’s Journal of International Wildlife and Policy. He is a member of the Environmental Law Society and a research and writing teaching assistant. Lute is from Lakeland, Florida. He earned a dual degree in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Florida State University. In his spare time, Lute enjoys fishing, hunting, and anything involving the outdoors.
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Izi Pinho
Izi Pinho is a third-year student at Stetson and serves as a notes and comments editor. She is a Research Assistant and has been a presenter at the SLR Scholarship Luncheon. Pinho is originally from Fortaleza, Brazil, and graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration. Outside of law school, Pinho enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Monica Strady
Monica Strady is a second-year student at Stetson and serves as a notes and comments editor. She is a member of the Stetson Street Law Program, Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson, Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Alpha Delta. Strady is originally from Tampa, Florida, and graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys running, volunteering, and spending time with her family.

Assistant Editors

   
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Megan Jarrett

Megan Jarrett is a third-year student at Stetson and the assistant marketing editor. She has also served as the marketing editor. She is pursuing a Certificate of Concentration in Social Justice Advocacy, is on the Stetson Street Law Program leadership team, is vice president of the Innocence Initiative, a Stetson ambassador, a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, a research assistant, and a research and writing teaching assistant. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and earned her B.A. in History from the University of South Florida. Jarrett enjoys volunteering with her church, travelling, spending time with friends and family, shopping, and reading.

 media/McKinnon.jpg Taylor McKinnon
Taylor McKinnon is a third-year student and serves as an assistant executive editor. He is originally from Winter Springs, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S.B.A. in Economics. Outside of law school, McKinnon enjoys sports, running with his dog, and spending time with his wife.
 media/Pierson.jpg Gregory Pierson
Gregory Pierson is a third-year student and the assistant research editor. He is a member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board, Stetson Republicans, and is a research assistant. He is originally from Concord, Maine. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Rollins College. Prior to law school, Pierson was a legislative affairs intern to Massachusetts Govern Deval Patrick and interned for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. In his spare time, Pierson enjoys exercising and hanging out with friends.