The Director of Professional Development, Shawn Beem, is also a member of the Student Services Committee and the recipient of the law school's 2011 G.O.L.D Award. Beem served as a Director on the Board of the NALP from 2009 until 2011. He was also the Chair of the GLBT Section, Midwest Regional Coordinator, and member of the Diversity Summit Planning Committee.
Beem holds a JD from Capital University Law School and a BA from the University of Dayton. Before entering law school, he studied at the Universite de Strasbourg in France. He also served as an English lecturer at the College Episcopale St. Etienne.
Mary Nienaber, the law school's Pro Bono Coordinator, is also a Capital University Law School graduate
. Prior to law school, Nienaber was involved in sales and faculty support for Pearson Prentice Hall Higher Education Publishing. She completed her undergraduate studies at The College of Wooster. Nienaber is a member of both the American Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. Additionally, she is a member of the Columbus Bar Association's New Lawyers Advisory Committee, the Pro Bono Committee, and the LGBT Committee.
Amanda M. Fark, another graduate of Capital University Law School, recently joined the office as the Assistant Director of Professional Development. Her employment history includes more than three years of academic advising with the Indiana University Athletic Department and more than one year with the Appalachian Regional Entrepreneurship Group as a consultant. She has also worked as an assistant volleyball coach at Loras College in Iowa and Elmhurst College in Illinois.
The office's Senior Administrative Assistant, Deborah Garcia, joined Capital University Law School in 2007. Before joining the law school, she spent nearly six years at Santa Clara University as the Administrative Assistant for Law Fiscal Operations. Garcia completed her undergraduate studies at San Jose State University.
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