Staff

Frank LoMonte, Executive Director

Frank LoMonte joined SPLC in January 2008 after practicing law with Atlanta-based Sutherland LLP and clerking for federal judges on the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Before law school, LoMonte was an award-winning investigative journalist and political columnist for daily newspapers in Florida and Georgia. LoMonte graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Georgia Law Review. His articles about the First Amendment and media-law topics have been widely published in Education Week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the American University Law Review, the University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, and in many other outlets.
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Adam Goldstein, Attorney Advocate

Adam Goldstein graduated from Fordham University School of Law in May 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in Internet journalism from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, where he was editor-in-chief of the FCLC Observer. For three years, Goldstein worked as a freelance producer and editor for FoxNews.com.
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Karin Flom, Outreach and Development Associate

Karin Flom grew up in North Dakota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010. For three and a half years in high school she worked on a student publication which drew her to the SPLC's job posting for an Outreach and Development Associate. Before joining SPLC in August 2014 she had two positions in development focusing on the day to day operations of fundraising. She has also spent a year in South Korea as an ESL teacher.
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Mark Keierleber, McCormick Foundation Publications Fellow

Mark Keierleber studied journalism at Indiana University, where he served as a reporter and editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student. He also served as co-editor of the Northwest Trail at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. Previous internships include The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C., The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind., and the News Letter Journal in Newcastle, Wyo.
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Sara Gregory, Investigative Reporting Fellow

Sara Gregory studied history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but spent most of her time working at The Daily Tar Heel. In addition to spending two years as the paper's managing editor, she has interned at The Tampa Bay Times (formerly The St. Petersburg Times), The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and The (Greensboro) News & Record.
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Mike Hiestand, Project Attorney

Mike Hiestand grew up in Alaska and is a graduate of Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Marquette University's College of Journalism and Cornell Law School. Hiestand was the Student Press Law Center's staff attorney from 1991-2003. Over the years, he has assisted nearly 15,000 student journalists and advisers. He now works from the West Coast on occasional projects for the SPLC.
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Interns

Samantha Barrett, Projects Intern

Samantha Kay Barrett a senior at Hanover College majoring in psychology. She is the founder of Campaign for Change at Hanover, an effort to update and change current campus policies, specifically focusing on the institution's policies regarding sexual assault.
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Michael Bragg, Reporting Intern

Michael Bragg is a senior at Appalachian State University majoring in journalism and nonprofit public relations. He’s worked at Appalachian's student newspaper, The Appalachian, as editor-in-chief, arts and entertainment editor, lifestyles editor and as a senior reporter.
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Anna Schiffbauer, reporting intern

Anna Schiffbauer graduated from Otterbein University with a BA in business administration and psychology. She worked for Otterbein's student newspaper, the Tan & Cardinal, and student media website, Otterbein360.com. During four years on staff, she was business manager, managing editor and news editor. 
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Kiara Williams, Legal Intern

Kiara Imani Williams is a third year law student at the University of Virginia. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a major in political science, specifically focusing on politics in the media. In the past, she has worked for the FCC, MTV Networks, Fox News Networks, Modern Viewpoint Magazine and Disney ABC Television Networks.
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