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EXECUTIVE EDITORS

2022-2023

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ALYSSA RODRIGUEZ

Editor-in-Chief

Alyssa is currently a 2023 J.D. Candidate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During her time at UF Law, Alyssa has interned in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, voted Vice President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, and Co-Founded First Generation Professionals Society as Communications Chair. Prior to law school, Alyssa spent a year gaining legal experience while working as a Legal Assistant and Office Manager at Athlete Defender. In 2019, Alyssa graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Public Relations after transferring from Radford University where she competed as a Division I athlete for two years.

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ASHLEY CARLISLE

Executive Managing Editor

Ashley currently serves as the Executive Managing Editor of FESLR, and previously served as the Director of Communications of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. She graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Criminology, a minor in Chemistry, and a minor in Anthropology. In the future, Ashley plans to practice civil litigation. She previously clerked for the University of North Florida Office of the General Counsel and was a Summer Associate at Smith, Gambrell, & Russell in Jacksonville, Florida. Ashley loves to play golf and got a hole-in-one during a high school tournament.

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ALEX LOPEZ

Executive Research Editor

Alex graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Alex plans to practice tax law and is currently enrolled in the 7th-semester program to earn his JD and LLM in taxation at the same time. Alex spent the last summer doing insurance defense in West Palm Beach, FL. He currently serves as the Executive Research Editor of FESLR. Alex can make the perfect French omelette.

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HUNTER BEDARD

Executive Articles Editor

Hunter graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Advertising and is a proud double Gator. Hunter plans to practice labor and employment law, previously working at Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Jacksonville, Florida this past summer. He currently serves as the Executive Articles Editor of FESLR and Manager of the Florida Law Softball Team. Hunter works for the Florida Gators football team as an NIL Legal Intern.

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TY ROBARE

Executive Student Works Editor

Ty graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Business Administration and a Master’s in International Business. Before returning to UF for law school, he traveled the country as a Regional Director for SigEp, delivered delicious hand-crafted pizzas in his hometown while studying for the LSAT, and taught 6th and 7th grade math in Brooklyn, NY. Ty plans to practice in Business Litigation with a focus on Eminent Domain, previously interning with Jimerson Birr, P.A. and Harris Harris Bauerle Lopez. He currently serves as the Executive Student Works Editor of FESLR. Ty is an avid collector of glassware and cookware antiques.

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SAMANTHA WHYTE

Executive Communications Editor

Samantha graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Criminology. Samantha plans to practice criminal law, previously working as an intern for the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Middle District of Florida and as a certified legal intern for the Office of the State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit. She currently serves as the Executive Communications Editor of FESLR, Executive Vice-President of the Florida Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and Vice President of the Florida Law Softball Team.