Meet Stetson Law’s 3 Community Foundation Fellows for Fall 2022
In keeping with Stetson Law’s focus on experiential learning as well as its dedication to community service, the college is yet again taking part in a Community Foundation of Tampa Bay fellowship program that harnesses Stetson Law’s greatest asset, advocacy.
Through a partnership called the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy, three Stetson Law students will spend the fall 2022 semester helping the nonprofit carry out its mission of fostering vibrance and prosperity for all who live in the Tampa Bay region.
The three students chosen for the semester are Ashley Adams, Logan Jackson and Selina Nadeau. Each student brings the ideal combination of passion and advocacy skills to their new role.
Ashley Adams, 3L
Originally from the Tampa Bay area, Adams is pursuing a law degree with a social justice advocacy concentration. She is a graduate of the University of Florida who spent several years working in advertising in New York City and Austin, TX before being called back to higher education.
In her current studies, Adams is focused on the intersection of advocacy and philanthropy as well as putting holistic and community lawyering concepts to work to help people confront both legal and social challenges. After she graduates, she said she hopes to start or work for a nonprofit – or work in the public defender’s office. Adams is married, and together she and her partner have two English Bulldogs, Elizabeth and Margaret.
Logan Jackson, 3L
As the new president of Stetson Law’s Black Law Students Association, Jackson is an active campus leader who is committed to racial and social justice.
During her time at Stetson Law, Jackson served as a fellow with the Florida Law Schools Consortium on Racial Justice, a coalition comprising faculty, staff and students from every Florida law school that aims to foster important conversations about the role of race and racism in the legal system. In that role, she focused heavily on investigating the racial impact of legislation that has been enacted or rejected in the State of Florida.
She has also been a member of Stetson Law’s Mock Trial Team, which has helped shape her skills as an advocate – something that will be critical, given her aspiration to be a community advocate.
She said the experience will give her critical insights on how to best serve the populations she hopes to help.
“I wanted to learn better how to serve and access resources for the communities that I will soon be working in,” she said. “As I desire to be a servant leader, I must learn how to support and empower those in need through community philanthropy. I believe that this fellowship will help me do just that.”
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jackson attended Loyola University New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice and Inequalities with a minor in African and African American Studies.
Selina Nadeau, 3L
Raised in Texas, Nadeau is currently pursuing a J.D. with a concentration in environmental law. She is the current vice president of Stetson Law’s Environmental Law Society.
She said she plans to pursue a career as a litigator working on environmental justice issues.
In 2017, Nadeau earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in political science pre-law and certificates in law, justice & culture and women’s studies from Ohio University. Before coming to Stetson Law, she served as an AmeriCorps Member in the Ohio Stream Restore Corps. In her free time, she enjoys open-air activities like roller-skating and paddleboarding.
About the alliance
Through these paid fellowships, the students will get an up-close look at how community philanthropy works as well as what it’s like working with nonprofit organizations. The Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy was formed in 2019 as a means of solidifying CFTB’s and Stetson Law’s shared commitment to lifting the community by aligning Stetson Law’s powerful advocacy with CFTB’s philanthropic endeavors. Learn about the 2021 fellows.