Introducing the 2023 Class of 1L Summer Associates at Fraser Stryker

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We are excited to introduce Fraser Stryker’s 1L Summer Associate Class for 2023: Makynna Montgomery, Anthony (Tony) Thies, Daniel Ugarte, and Isabella Washka. Read more about these outstanding law students below.

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Makynna Montgomery

A Henry Foster Distinguished Scholar Recipient, Makynna Montgomery is attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. She is a member of the Women’s Law Caucus, the Multicultural Legal Society, the Community Legal Education Project, and the Phi Alpha Delta-Law Fraternity. Makynna has prior experience as a Forensic Mental Health Specialist at a public psychiatric hospital in Nebraska, helping develop a curriculum for “Competency for Court” patient groups and coaching patients on expectations for court and the legal process.

Makynna was first in her class at Nebraska Wesleyan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications Studies, English. During her undergraduate studies, Makynna spent time working as a Writing Consultant for The Cooper Center and as a Student Communication Studies Researcher at The Bridge Behavioral Health Center.

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Anthony (Tony) Thies

A student at Creighton University School of Law, Tony Thies is a General Staff Member for the Creighton Law Review, the 2L Representative for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, a member of the American Constitution Society, and a member of the Rural Law Society.

Prior to starting law school, he spent several years as a Secondary Education Teacher, focusing on history, geography, government, and psychology/sociology. During that time, Tony coached basketball, football, soccer, golf, and the Mock Trial team. Tony graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Secondary Education-Social Sciences/Coaching, and was on the Dean’s List for several semesters.

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Daniel Ugarte

Attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Daniel Ugarte is a member of the Multicultural Legal Society. He strives to remain active in community organizations, volunteering at Sienna Francis House and spending time as a Student Intern at the First Responders Foundation.

While attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Daniel completed his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. While attending UNO, he was a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honors Society, the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society, and was on the Dean’s List all semesters.

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Isabella Washka

A student at Creighton University School of Law, Isabella Washka (she/her) is a Dean’s Fellow Recipient, a member of the American Constitution Society, the Latino Law Student Association, and a 1L BARBRI Representative. An avid golfer, she has spent time working as a Junior Golf Instructor at a camp in Texas.

Isabella graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, majoring in Marketing. While at Morehead, she received several honors, including Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, Outstanding Marketing Student of the Year, and Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar. She was on the Dean’s List all four years of her undergraduate, and was a member of the Women’s Golf Team, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (Women’s Golf Representative), and the Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, serving as Vice President and Service Chair.

About the Summer Associate Program

The Fraser Stryker Summer Associate program is designed to provide law students with exposure to diverse, substantive legal areas, as well as the individual practice styles of various attorneys. Fraser Stryker provides our Summer Associates with real-world experience, feedback and mentoring, and time devoted to community involvement.

This article has been prepared for general information purposes and (1) does not create or constitute an attorney-client relationship, (2) is not intended as a solicitation, (3) is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice, and (4) is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. Always seek professional counsel prior to taking action.

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