Samantha Speiss

-Can you tell us a little bit about you and why you chose to study law? My name is Samantha, and I am from the suburbs of Philadelphia. I am a graduate of the University of Southern California, where I received my bachelor’s degree in public relations. Living in Los Angeles enabled me to gain…

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Mark Holmes is an inventor and a PVLA client. His recent patent-pending invention, THE BEAUTIFUL MIRROR™ (TBM), had him request the service of a PVLA volunteer lawyer as he needed assistance in applying for a provisional patent. Mark teamed up with Dean Geibel of SAMTEC, Inc., who believed in his invention and its mission to…

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Sabrina graduated from Lehigh University in 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology. She chose to study law both because she wants to help people, and because she is interested in the intersection of law and politics.  Sabrina has been passionate about the arts ever since she was little; she has always…

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What attracted you to joining the board of PVLA? I first became associated with PVLA during the pandemic through the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board Observer Program. At that time, PVLA had recently transitioned from operating under the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Arts and Business Council, to operating as an independent nonprofit organization. The board’s passion and…

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Alexa (Lexi) Hill is a rising second year student at Widener University Delaware Law School and she has always been passionate about advocating. In her early career as a journalist and then as a marketing and business operations professional, she was able to channel that trait by writing compelling stories and marketing them in today’s…

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Grace Schaub studied English at George Washington University where she founded an arts student organization, interned at the National Endowment for the Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia, and worked at Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Her passion for the arts and protecting creativity has led her to pursue a career in intellectual property law (Drexel University Thomas…

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Grace Kent

Grace Kent is from Mechanicsburg, PA and went to Temple University where she studied Strategic Communications with a concentration in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy. She had a lot of great experiences working in government and public service and decided to go to law school to make a difference in the world. She is currently a…

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Janine Beckles

Janine Beckles joined the PVLA board in 2021, and has danced with Philadelphia dance company PHILADANCO! for eleven years, where she also serves as the Assistant to the Artistic Director. PHILADANCO! is known all over the world for their artistry, highly gifted dancers, and captivating performances. In January, Janine performed with PHILADANCO! in “Philadanco MinEvent”…

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Nathan Ezzo was born and raised in Jenkintown, PA. For undergrad, he went to Temple where he studied finance and Spanish. He now studies at Temple Law. He is a musician and lover of art in general, and loves all kinds of music, mostly rock, blues, bluegrass/folk, and funk. He plays piano, guitar, sax, and…

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