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.
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.
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.
Madeline Will graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014, where she studied journalism and political science. She spent most of her time in college in the Daily Tar Heel newsroom, as a reporter and ultimately the state and national editor. Previously, she held internships at The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C., Education Week in Bethesda, Md., Reuters in New York, NY, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Ark., and the Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, NC.
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.
Corey Conner studies political science and religious studies at UNC-Charlotte. He served as executive editor of Niner Media managing multiple student media publications, including Niner Times, UNC-Charlotte’s student newspaper. Corey interned for The PPL, an independent media co-working space during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He has also worked for Plan Charlotte, covering urban growth and environmental issues in the Charlotte metro region. His interests include the freedom of information, unfettered publishing for students, innovation in the use of multimedia and online commenting systems.
Tara Jeffries is a 2015 graduate of the UNC School of Media and Journalism and a North Carolina native. She previously served in several editorial positions at The Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper, where she received the Duke University/Rossiter Green Award for Higher Education Reporting for her work on graduate students in poverty. Tara also interned at the Raleigh TV station WRAL, assisting with state legislative coverage for the station’s website. Her interests include public records and investigative reporting, higher-education issues, First Amendment law and politics.
Allison Kowalski is a senior at George Washington University, where she studies journalism and political science. She has worked for the GW Hatchet as a culture editor, news editor and staff writer. Previously, she interned at the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, NJ, where she helped optimize and promote content on the website and manage their social media presence. Allison is most interested in reporting on issues such as access to information, copyright laws and censorship.
Danielle Dieterich is a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism where she studies the use of multimedia and emerging technologies in journalism. She's worked as a reporter for KBIA-FM, an NPR member station based in mid-Missouri. Most recently, she worked as the Assistant Director of Community Outreach for The Columbia Missourian, where she helped run the newsroom's Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram accounts as well as create analytics reports for the newsroom and provide outreach services for the community.