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CHLPI Welcomes Health Law and Policy 2015 Summer Interns

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the Health Law and Policy Clinic for the summer.

Meredith FierroMeredith Fierro is a rising third-year student at Boston College Law.  She is a member of the European Union National Moot Court Team, competed in the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition as a quarter-finalist, and served as Social Chair to the Women’s Law Center.   Since starting law school, Meredith has served as a legal intern for the Massachusetts State Senate Counsel and Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick’s Legal Counsel.  Next year, Meredith will co-chair the Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition and serve as a 3:03 Student Attorney to the Administrative Law Division of the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General.  As an undergraduate, Meredith interned for the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP) and the Press Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Meredith graduated from Union College with a B.A. in English.


IMG_4371Kristen Hayashi graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies-Political Science and a minor in Spanish Literature. After studying and volunteering abroad for a year in Costa Rica, she decided to enroll in an international duel master’s program through the University of Chile and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She will graduate in 2016 with a double master’s degree in Public Policy with the goal of working at the intersection of food justice and public health. For the past six months, she has worked as a part-time research assistant for the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and is elated to be working for CHLPI full time as a summer intern.


Ike LeeIke Lee graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a BA in Political Science with distinction. He has been involved in policy research and advocacy at the state and national level in multiple issue areas through his work at the Center for American Progress, New Haven Legal Assistance Association, and Yale Law School. A supporter of interdisciplinary studies in policy and health care, he was a staff editor of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics and has authored two peer-reviewed journal articles in cardiology. He also co-founded the first collegiate chapter of Science Olympiad to broaden access to science education for high school students. In his free time, Ike enjoys Rubik’s cubing and playing pool competitively in the Northeast.


Tori Powers is a rising senior at Brown University pursuing a major in political science. Tori is particularly interested in expanding and protecting access to reproductive health services. She has previously interned at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, the Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School, and Office of the Governor of New Jersey. Additionally, she has volunteered at the Alice Paul Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes education and leadership development for girls. In her spare time, she enjoys doing crossword puzzles and watching home renovation shows.

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