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Sara Gold

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

May 2018

Sara, a former Orange County Register journalist, is excited to work with New Media Rights during her final year at California Western School of Law. She is also Editor-in-Chief of The Commentary, California Western’s online student-run newspaper, and a member of the California Western Law Review.

Her intellectual property experience includes interning with California Western’s Trademark Clinic and competing in the 2017 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court competition, hosted by the International Trademark Association. Her legal article on the tort and intellectual property implications of Pokemon Go is published in the Whittier Law Review.

Rojina Haririparsa

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

May 2018

Rojina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Communications and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations with honors at Universita’ per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy. She then found employment as an international marketing and communications manager in California. Currently, Rojina is a second-year student at California Western School of Law. She is looking forward to specializing in the areas of international law, business law, and intellectual property. She is also passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable people, especially those of helpless women and defenseless children. She is currently volunteering at the Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations.

Rojina loves to travel, and is adept at learning languages, having lived on three different continents and traveled to more than twenty countries. She speaks Farsi and Italian fluently and is proficient in Spanish. In her free time, Rojina enjoys painting, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tyler Reddy

Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018

Tyler is originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and moved to San Diego, California to attend California Western School of Law. Before attending California Western School of Law, Tyler worked for the Colorado Avalanche (National Hockey League) and the Denver Nuggets (National Basketball Association) under the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment umbrella in Denver, Colorado. Tyler worked directly with both the front-office executives and the professional athletes of their respective franchises, handling player and community relations programs and events.

Tyler received his Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management and a concurrent Minor in Business Administration from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. During his four year at Towson University, Tyler also served as one of the captains of the Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Now during his second year of law school, Tyler is looking forward to specializing in fields such as business law, sport law, and intellectual property. He currently serves as California Western School of Law’s Student Bar Association, Alumni Representative. After law school he aspires to represent professional athletes. Outside of school and New Media Rights, Tyler enjoys exploring beautiful San Diego, traveling, and relaxing with his friends.

Catherine Ghipriel

Student Fellow

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018
Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Law and Society, from the University of California, Riverside. Catherine became very interested in intellectual property law after working with an app developer, beta-testing several apps, and learning about contract law. Catherine is a second-year student at California Western School of Law. She is excited to work with all different types of entrepreneurs, artists, and app developers. Her goal is to help artists, entrepreneurs, app developers, authors and all other creators protect their unique creations so they can share their creations with others without any restrains. In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, planning her wedding, and teaching Sunday School at her local church.

Nicholas Aliquo

Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018
Nick, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish at Syracuse University in upstate New York. After finishing his undergrad, Nick moved to San Diego to attend California Western School of Law. Currently in his second year of law school, Nick hopes to learn more about business law and the entertainment industry. He is passionate about women’s rights and equality and wants to combine that passion with his interest in the entertainment field. In addition to his work and studies, Nick is also the American Bar Association student representative and secretary of Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity. In his free time, Nick enjoys reading, staying active, cooking and listening to music.

Claudette Villicana

Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018
Claudette received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science at California State University Fullerton. After finishing her undergrad in her hometown of Orange County, Claudette moved to San Diego to attend California Western School of Law. As a 3L, she is looking forward to graduating this Spring 2018 with a Business Law concentration. Claudette joined New Media Rights to further develop her passion for intellectual property. In addition to her work and studies, she also competes on her school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team and is the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society. In her free time, Claudette enjoys hanging out with her German Shepherd Kemper, reading, and shopping.

Brigitte Ann Castro

Intern

Joined NMR in: 

January 2018
Brigitte received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Cultures Studies and Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. After working at a personal injury law firm in Orange County, Brigitte moved to San Diego to attend California Western School of Law. As a second-year law student, Brigitte wishes to learn more about the practice areas of both property law and intellectual property law. She is also passionate about helping those in need and has volunteered at the Center for Community Solutions, a nonprofit agency for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Brigitte is an active participant in the legal community and is President of Public Interest Law Foundation, Treasurer for Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and Student Representative for the Filipino-American Lawyers of San Diego. In her free time, Brigitte enjoys reading, playing video games, and getting into her zen mode by listening to Queen and Lana Del Rey.

Jennifer Myers

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

September 2017

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management, with minors in Business Administration, and Communication, from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After completing her undergraduate degree, Jennifer worked for an entertainment company, and for various artists.

Wanting to further her career in the entertainment field, Jennifer moved to California to pursue a Juris Doctorate. Now in her second year at California Western School of Law, Jennifer is excited to start working with artists and entrepreneurs. 

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys playing and watching live music, and exploring all that San Diego has to offer.

Noel J. Meza

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

September 2017

Noel received his B.A. in Philosophy from UCLA.  After school, he founded Pacifica Entertainment, LLC, which provides talent management, production, and entertainment marketing.  He continues to manage and produce YouTubers, singers, and performers in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Noel is a second-year student at California Western School of Law.  He is currently the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the Student Bar Association.  He is also a member of La Raza, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Student Intellectual Property Law Association, and the St. Thomas More Society.

In his free time, Noel mentors high school boys in San Diego and volunteers at his church as a youth group leader and instructor.  Noel is fluent in Spanish, is a Yelp Elite, has boxed for more than 10 years, and is proficient in HTML, CSS, and Adobe.

Zachary Avina

Legal Intern

Joined NMR in: 

September 2017

A California native, Zach attended college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; ask him about it and he will say that it was quite an adventure. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with a minor in Psychology from Philadelphia University in 2015. He made his way back to California for law school and plans to make this move permanent.

Currently he is in his third and final year of law school at California Western School of Law, getting a concentration in Labor and Employment law. His other legal interests are intellectual property (because he is kind of a writing/”creativity” nerd) and privacy law. 

On a more personal note, Zach enjoys travel (though it has been limited thus far) and, of course, the more-than-occasional Netflix binge to decompress from law school life. He is eager to begin formal, legal practice here in San Diego.

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