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February 01, 2016

Spring Commission Interns

(The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: Vol. 37, Issue 3.)


Shayne Bolanos is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine, graduating after this school year in June. Ms. Bolanos is pursuing a B.A. in Public Health Policy with a minor in Criminology, Law & Society (CLS). For 2 years, she has been an active member of Delta Epsilon Mu: Rho Chapter, a nationally recognized professional, pre-heath, co-ed fraternity.

After graduation, Ms. Bolanos hopes to pursue an MAS degree in Health Policy and Law at the University of California, San Diego and to one day go to law school and pursue a career in health law.

Currently at the Commission, Ms. Bolanos is interning under David Godfrey, Senior Attorney to help collect data information on the Retirement Research Foundation project on healthcare decision-making.

Scott Perske is a second-year law student at the George Washington University Law School in the District of Columbia. He will graduate in May of 2017. Mr. Perske received his B.A. in world history and international relations from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and his M.A. in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA.

After receiving his M.A., Mr. Perske worked as a mediator in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, specializing in property damage, personal injury, and citizen-government disputes. In the summer following his first year of law school, Mr. Perske completed the GW-Oxford University Program in International Human Rights, during which he specialized in economic, social, and cultural human rights advocacy and enforcement. ■