Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Isabella Masiello graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2016 with a dual-degree in International and Comparative Politics and Architectural Studies. Ms. Masiello also received honors for her thesis on the politicization and corruption of the post-civil war reconstruction plan for Beirut, Lebanon. Before law school, Ms. Masiello worked at a boutique immigration firm in Brooklyn, NY that specialized in assisting Middle Eastern immigrants. She also worked as a Foreign Affairs and Immigration intern in Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s New York City Office, helping Senator Gillibrand’s constituents with a wide variety of immigration needs. At Columbia, Ms. Masiello serves as CLWA’s inaugural Judiciary Chair, as well as a CLS Peer Mentor, a 1L Preceptor for Professor Philip Bobbitt’s Legal Methods course, and a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant for Professor Olatunde Johnson. She is also involved with the Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MESLA) and First Generation Professionals (FGP). Ms. Masiello spent her 1L Summer interning in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.