As MBA officers and section council chairs and members are gearing up for what promises to be a productive and energetic year, so too are the MBA interns.
The MBA Intern Program, which is designed to provide support for section programs and initiatives by providing legal research for publications, articles and legislative positions, has five enthusiastic interns who are eager to assist section councils with a variety of projects.
The interns also will communicate with section members on special projects, work as a liaison between the section council and MBA staff and attend monthly section council meetings. Interns maintain a schedule of ten hours per week at the MBA offices in Boston and Springfield, which serves the needs of western Massachusetts members.
The Intern Program is intended to be mutually beneficial for both the section councils and the interns. While each Section Council receives a helping hand, the intern gains exposure to the statewide legal community.
This year's talented group of interns include the following.
Mary Lou Di Angelis, a second year student at Massachusetts School of Law, was born and raised in Wilmington, Del. After graduating from the University of Delaware, Di Angelis became a sixth grade teacher and then moved to Boston to pursue a career in the airline industry.
Throughout her years of travel, she obtained a business certificate from Harvard Extension, sold real estate, acted in local theatre and volunteered for various organizations. She enjoys participating in a wide range of activities and being involved with a diverse mix of people. When she's not studying or taking classes, Di Angelis continues to work for the airlines during the weekends. In her spare time she enjoys nature. An important goal of hers is to help stop the cruel treatment of animals through more public awareness and the reform of animal protection laws.
Dan Fox, a third-year student at New England School of Law, is in his second year as an intern with the MBA. A member of the New England Law Review, Fox currently serves as articles editor and recently authored an article on post-majority educational support laws.
After graduating from Loyola College in Maryland in 1999, he worked for two years at an all-boys high school outside of Baltimore, coordinating the school's community service and retreat programs as well as coaching hockey and baseball. His interest in legislative policy has increased after a year with the MBA and he hopes to pursue a career working in either the state or federal government.
Matthew D. Ray, who grew up in Reading and now lives in Charlestown, is earning both is MBA and law degree through a joint degree program at Suffolk University.
A 1999 graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Ray earned a degree in marketing. Real estate, business law and civil litigation rank among his legal career interests. His hobbies include golf and hockey.
Susan Robb, a third-year student at Suffolk University Law School, graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. in 1999. She then moved to Boston and worked as a paralegal for Ropes & Gray from December 2000 through summer 2001. She is interested in estate planning and administration, property law and public law.
Ellie Rosenbaum, a third-year student at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, was raised in Old Bridge, N.J. and received her bachelor's degree in law/justice from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.
While at Rowan, Rosenbaum served as an intern in the office of Senator Robert Torricelli as a constituent liason. Her interests in law include taxation, probate and family law. In her spare time, Rosenbaum serves as co-chair of the WNEC Athletic Committee and is a member of the Women's Law Association and Phi Alpha Delta fraternity.