Center Fellows

2019-20 Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences Student Fellows

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Taylor Stephensen Beal
Taylor is second-year law student at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, and serves as the Vice President for the University of Utah’s Student Bar Association, as well as the President of the Social Justice Student Initiative. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2017 with a B. S. in Physiology and Developmental Biology. During her law school career, Taylor has worked as a Legal Intern and Victim Advocate at the Utah Crime Victims’ Legal Clinic. She is currently working as a judicial intern for Judge Michele Christiansen Forster of the Utah Court of Appeals. Taylor is interested in Public Health Law, Intellectual Property, Victims’ Rights, and the intersection between medicine and the law. Taylor’s fellowship is sponsored by the Center for Medical Innovation.

Lindsay Bockstein
Lindsay is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a second year BioLABS Fellow. As a Fellow, Lindsay worked with the Center of Medical Innovation (CMI) drafting provisional patents for student inventors participating in the Bench to Bedside competition. During her law school career, Lindsay has had the opportunity to work with Micro Focus as an in-house intellectual property intern. Lindsay was also given the opportunity to draft an appeal brief for the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board. Lindsay looks forward to being a part of the BioLABS community again in her last year of law school and continuing her work with CMI.

Tammy Frisby
Tammy is a second-year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Her primary practice and research interests are the legal and policy issues related to medical research data, especially data used in and generated by clinical care. Tammy is a law clerk at the Office of General Counsel at the University of Utah, where she performs research on legal and regulatory issues at the academic medical center and across the university. Before attending law school, Tammy earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University’s Department of Government. From 2006-2017, Tammy taught U.S. politics and public policy at Stanford University. From 2009-2017, she was also a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the think tank at Stanford. For her LABS fellowship, Tammy will be working with Marc Rinehart in the University’s Conflict of Interest Office.

Sydney Hecimovich
Sydney is a second-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Sydney is the Vice President of the Women’s Law Caucus and Treasurer of the Health Law Club. Sydney graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Biology and a certificate in criminal justice. Her 1L summer, she worked as a law clerk at the Attorney General’s office in criminal appeals. Sydney is interested in doing litigation on a variety of intellectual property issues. In her free time, Sydney enjoys walking with her dog, Baxter, and hiking in the mountains. Her fellowship is funded by Maschoff Brennan. 

Tana Horton
Tana is a second-year law student at S.J. Quinney College of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Weber State University. Tana works as a Law Clerk for Perretta Law Office which specializes in Immigration law. Tana is herself an immigrant from Canada and is passionate about immigration, human and women’s rights. She serves as a student representative for several organizations including the Student Immigration Law Association, and the S.J. Quinney chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproduction Justice. Tana is the mother of five young children and enjoys spending time with her family and her Sheltie Bucky in her spare time.

Savanna Jones
Savanna is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to law school, Savanna attended the Columbia University Publishing Program and was a publicist at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in New York City. Savanna spent her 1L summer with the Attorney General’s Office and her 2L summer with Strong & Hanni’s health care law group. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing sports, and traveling. Savanna’s fellowship is sponsored by the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities.

Patrick Neville
Patrick is currently a third-year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. He is involved with many student organizations including If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to entering law school, Patrick studied physics and played football at the University of Redlands. He is interested in intellectual property, health law, and antitrust litigation. In his free time, Patrick enjoys playing and coaching basketball, and listening to soul music.

Tim Nielsen
Tim is a third-year student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Tim is an executive board member of the Utah Law Review and is the author of a forthcoming publication. During his second year of law school, Tim participated in interdisciplinary clinics where he was able to work with inventors and researchers developing innovative new technologies. Prior to attending law school, Tim received a bachelor’s degree in economics and spent several years gaining professional experience as a small business owner and working at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. Outside of his professional and academic pursuits, Tim enjoys playing tennis, skiing, and hiking. 

Rick Rose
Rick is a third-year student at the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law. Rick has completed two summers as an intern at Stoel Rives in Salt Lake City and one semester as an intern with the University of Utah’s Office of Risk Management. During his first year of law school, Rick was appointed as the Student Director for the Pro Bono Initiative’s Medical-Legal Clinic and continues to serve in that capacity. After Rick graduates, he will work as a clerk for Judge Dale Kimball, a Federal District Court judge in Utah. Before attending the SJ Quinney College of Law, Rick graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and played on the BYU Men’s Lacrosse team. During his senior year on the lacrosse team, Rick earned the Team Leadership Award and Men’s Lacrosse Scholar of the Year Award. Rick is married with one child and enjoys cooking, watching or playing sports, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks.

Dan Thomas
Dan is a third-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Registered Patent Agent with the United State Patent and Trademark Office. He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Biology. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a research and development scientist at a biotech startup, IDbyDNA, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He came to law school to help scientists and other inventors protect their inventions. After completing law school, he plans to practice patent law in his home state of Utah. Outside of law school, Dan enjoys working on classic cars, DIY home projects, playing sports, Utes Football, grilling, and hanging out with his dog Fattie. 

Kyle Schultz
Kyle is a second-year law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. He received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his 1L summer, Kyle interned at the Utah Supreme Court with Justice Paige Petersen. Prior to beginning law school, Kyle worked as a bartender and a lab assistant at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. He is interested in bioethics, intellectual property, and health law. Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and two-year-old daughter, playing soccer and paddle sports, as well as bonsai. His fellowship is sponsored by the Utah Center for Excellence in ELSI Research (UCEER).