Sara Malan, Melanie Rowen, Sarra Ziari, and Valerie Castelo

Thank you, Sara and Melanie and Sarra and Valerie – thanks for stepping up in a big way to move the First Annual PI Reception forward last night. And Sara – thanks for the idea and making it happen!

We had almost 200 rsvps and a nice showing last night – and I think students really enjoyed the moment to hang out, nibble and chat – we are at that point in the semester, that many said they needed the break and they were heartened to see so many of their colleagues/friends there. And it was great to get Dean Chemerinsky there for a few minutes to welcome folks and reiterate his support for their paths.

~Your friends and fans in PIWG – Public Interest Working Group