Young Professionals Board

Ascend Justice’s dedicated Young Professionals Board (YPB) seeks to broaden the reach of Ascend Justice by engaging talented young professionals in fundraising, social networking, and advocacy.

Trivia Night is the YPB’s annual fundraiser that supports the overall mission of Ascend Justice.

Elena Dennis
Start Early

Olivia Basu
Vice Chair of Fundraising – Spring Event
The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC

Cait Farry
Vice Chair of Social Engagement
Pritzker Private Capital

Shiva Kooragayala
Co-Vice Chair of Fundraising – Fall Event
Massey & Gail LLP

Khadija Messina
Vice Chair of Administration
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Alexandra Perraud
Vice Chair of Recruitment & YPB Development
Davis Friedman

Jessica Stricklin
Co-Vice Chair of Fundraising – Fall Event
King & Spalding

Brianna Ambre
Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division

Julia Class
Ulta Beauty

Andrea Hadjiyski
The Angeletti Group at Baird

Kathryn Iannone
City Colleges of Chicago

Theresa Lechner
Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger

Alyssa Ramirez

Claire Rucker
DLA Piper

Justine Shanner
Antares Capital

Amy Silberstein
Stern Perkoski Mendez, LLC

Reid Smith
Winston & Strawn LLP


For more information on our Young Professionals Board and how you can join,
please e-mail Director of Development, Christyn Schnell.


Updated May 2023