Introducing Our Student Bloggers

We’ll have several Harvard graduate students blogging with us this academic year, including the 2012-13 cohort of Petrie-Flom Center student fellows.

Daniella Adler (student intern)

Adriana Benedict (student fellow) is a second-year student at Harvard Law School interested in promoting access to medicines and biomedical research.  She graduated from Harvard College with a concentration in History and Science, a secondary concentration in government, and a certificate in Mind/Brain/Behavior, and subsequently completed a Master of Science in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Adriana has pursued health and human rights work in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Peru and Colombia, and is currently the co-chair of the Harvard chapter of the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.  Adriana’s research interests lie at the intersection of intellectual property and health law, public interest protections in international trade regimes, pharmaceutical research and licensing, and the international right to health.

Katie Booth (student fellow) is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School with a focus on health care law. She attended Yale University, where she majored in English. Prior to law school, Katie worked for two years as a management consultant for pharmaceutical, biotech and agribusiness companies. Katie is currently joint Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, which focuses on intellectual property law, health law, and technology law issues. During law school, Katie has interned in the Health Care Fraud Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston and in the Health Care Group at Ropes & Gray.

Cassie Chambers (student blogger) is a first year student at Harvard Law School. She previously completed her MPH in Health Policy at Yale University and her MSc in Public Management and Governance at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include health economics and women’s health.

Jonathan Darrow (student fellow) holds a BS in biological sciences from Cornell University, a JD from Duke University, and an MBA from Boston College. In 2009 he completed the LLM program at Harvard Law School, where he is currently a candidate for the SJD. After admission to the bar, Jonathan practiced law in the Silicon Valley offices of Cooley Godward and later worked on patent litigation matters at Wiley Rein & Fielding in Washington, DC. He is admitted to practice before the USPTO. Prior to the LLM program, he served as a lecturer on law at Boston College and as Assistant Professor of Business Law at Plymouth State University. His legal scholarship on technology and intellectual property has appeared in numerous publications including the Stanford Technology Law Review, the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Northwestern Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, the Albany Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. His co-authored textbook Cyberlaw: Text & Cases (Cengage 2012) was recently published.  In 2011, Jonathan examined the global impact of Intellectual Property during a stint at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, returning in 2012 to address global issues at the intersection of trade, intellectual property, and health, at the World Health Organization. He is an adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Research Consultant at Bentley University.

Yu-Chi Kuo (student fellow) is a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School and a PhD candidate in Politics and the Joint Program in Political Philosophy at Princeton University. Her research interests include collective responsibility and intentionality, distinctions between private and public law, and bioethics with a focus on life extension and intergenerational justice.  Yu-Chi has been involved at HLS as a Chayes Fellow with the International Legal Studies Program, a Summer Academic Fellow, and an Article Editor at the Harvard International Law Journal.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) in Honors Philosophy and Honors Political Science.   Yu-Chi has received research fellowships and grants from Princeton’s University Center for Human Values; the Penn Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Program; Harvard Law School; Princeton’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; and the Freie Universität Berlin.

Patrick O’Leary (student fellow) is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. His research interests are focused on the tension between federal policies promoting innovation in and commercialization of bio-medical research and the government’s consumer-protection obligations. He is particularly interested in healthcare and FDA enforcement policy, and in the changing roles of different institutional actors including FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice in bringing enforcement actions against companies and individuals in life-sciences industries. Patrick graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in religious studies. Before law school he worked as an AmeriCorps member at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC.

Hyeongsu Park (student intern) is a second-year law student at Harvard Law School with an interest in biotechnology and health law. He majored in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, where he studied DNA nanospheres for an effective drug delivery system. He is involved in Harvard Journal of Law and Technology as a subciter and member of the Submission Committee. Over the summer, he worked in the Intellectual Property Team of Kim & Chang, a prestigious Korean law firm in Seoul.  Along with Kathy Wang, he is responsible for compiling the interns’ weekly round-up for the blog.

Jonathan (Yoni) Schenker (student fellow) is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with degrees in Philosophy and Finance.  His primary research interests involve the intersection of population-level bioethics and the law, including issues of health care access, ethical health care policy, organ donation, and healthcare worker “brain drain” in developing countries.

Cassandra (Casey) Thomson (student intern) is a senior at Harvard College, studying Social Studies (Politics and Art in the Middle East) and pursuing a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She is particularly focused on issues of bioethics and human rights, especially in relation to women, though she is also greatly interested in global health concerns and health law policy at the national and international levels. She has previously worked to encourage study amongst high schoolers of the situation of AIDS in Latin America through her work with the international conference HACIA Democracy. Casey is responsible for compiling the weekly Twitter round-up for the blog.

Kathy Wang (student intern) is a junior at Harvard College, currently studying Government and pursuing a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Her interests primarily lie in considering ethics, especially in terms of medicine and science practices, health policy topics, human rights, and global health issues. With a background in both political science and the life sciences, Kathy hopes to be able to integrate these interests with her work at the Petrie-Flom Center.  Along with Hyeongsu Park, she is responsible for compiling the interns’ weekly round-up for the blog.

Jennifer Wong (student intern) is a second-year student at Harvard Law School with interests in pharmaceutical patent law and the ethical implications of biomedical research. She graduated from the University of British Columbia where she majored in Pharmacology. Prior to coming to law school, Jennifer worked as an intern for Roche researching potential hepatitis C virus treatments. She has also spent time researching the effects of sleep deprivation on rat neurophysiology. Jennifer also serves as Patents and Trade Secrets coordinator for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology’s online companion JOLT Digest.

Welcome, student bloggers!

The Petrie-Flom Center Staff

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