I thought I would use my column in this issue to recognize and welcome our newest Section staff members whom we are very happy to have on board!
Summer Giles – Paralegal
Summer has been with the ABA for a little over a year, working as part of the Early Career Strategy group to support law students and young lawyers. Previously, she helped publish college-level textbooks and even worked as a landscape designer’s assistant! Summer is a semi-recent transplant to Chicago from the San Francisco Bay Area, and was raised in the LA area. She loves storytelling, tabletop gaming, trying out new recipes, and (safely) exploring the city.
Enna Rios – Program Specialist
Enna joined the Legal Ed team earlier this month, but she is no stranger to the ABA. During her 25-years at the ABA, Enna began her ABA career as a Project Associate, promoted to a Satellite and Marketing Manager, then onto the role of Strategic Marketing Initiatives Manager, where Enna provided leadership over a plethora of marketing initiatives and promotional campaigns. Her positive attitude and tireless energy are just some of the qualities that have allowed her to forge long-lasting partnerships internally and outside the organization. Each position allowed Enna to blend two areas where she excels: utilizing technology and providing excellent customer service. Her current role within the Section as a Program Specialist is an excellent fit into Enna’s career.
Outside of work, she is most passionate about gardening, and she also enjoys visiting Austin, TX, with her husband to visit their twin daughters. Enna is excited to bring her positive attitude and tireless energy to Legal Ed and looks forward to working with you.
Sara Stretch – Manager, Legal Education Assessment Services
Sara graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2012. Before law school she attended University of Hawai’i and worked for Hyatt Hotels. In 2013, she started at the ABA as Associate Director in the Law Student Division overseeing four national practical skills competitions and the Annual Meeting. In 2019, she moved into a new role as Director of Governance and Projects for the newly formed Early Career Strategy Group overseeing both the Law Student and Young Lawyer Divisions. Outside of work Sara enjoys visiting family, trying new food, and hanging out with her cat.
Molly Wilensky – Manager, Law School Analytics
Molly started at the ABA Section of Legal Education on November 30. Prior to her arrival at the ABA, she was the Director of the Professional and Career Development Center at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law. She worked there as Director for over 4 years and Assistant Director for 1.5 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from Drake University and an master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Outside of work, Molly goes on walks with her Chihuahua mix, Bailey. She also enjoys playing volleyball and pickleball, cooking, reading, and watching the latest true crime series.