Connect with Staff and Current Students

Members of the Admissions team and current students are available to schedule 1:1 appointments with prospective or admitted students. 

Schedule a 1:1 Virtual Appointment

Please sign up below for a one-on-one appointment by clicking the Schedule an Appointment link. All times are CST and appointments will last approximately 15-20 minutes either over the phone or via Zoom. If you do not have a Gmail account with which to schedule an appointment, please email

Robin C. Ingli, director of admissions

Robin Ingli she/her/hers

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Robin Ingli is the assistant dean of admissions at the University of Minnesota Law School. She oversees all aspects of prospective student outreach and recruitment for the JD program. Robin and the Admissions team attend about 70 recruitment events annually to connect with prospective students and share information about the  benefits of attending Minnesota Law. Currently, Robin is a member of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Schools and Candidates Committee. She previously served on LSAC Planning Work Groups for the 2022 Newcomers and 2021 Annual Meeting conferences as well as on the LGBTQ+ subcommittee. Prior to joining the Law School in 2015, Robin was the assistant dean for admissions at the University of New Hampshire School of Law from 2013-2015 and director of admissions at Hamline University School of Law from 2004-2013.

Kate Snowdon

Kate Snowdon she/her/hers

Director of Admissions

Kate Snowdon has worked in law schools for her entire professional career. She joined the Admissions Team at Minnesota Law in 2013. In her current role as director of admissions, she enjoys meeting with prospective students to discuss the Minnesota Law community and answer admission questions. She also manages scholarship allocation for incoming and current students. Kate serves as the co-chair of the Employee Engagement Committee at the Law School and sits on the P&A University Senate. Prior to her work in law admissions, she had experience in student affairs.

Emma Scott

Emma Scott

Assistant Director of Admissions

Emma Scott joined the Admission Team at Minnesota Law in 2023. In her role, she connects with prospective and admitted students to answer their questions and help them move through the admission process. Before joining Minnesota Law School she worked in undergraduate admission at Hamline University, her alma mater. When she’s not at work, Emma can be found with a good book or visiting one of Minnesota’s many historic sites!

Schedule an appointment with Emma

Meghan Kozal Riehm

Meghan Kozal Riehm she/her/hers

Admissions Counselor

Meghan Kozal Riehm oversees the Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program, attends myriad recruitment events throughout the year, and connects regularly with prospective and admitted students. Prior to joining Minnesota Law, she worked in undergraduate admissions in Chicago and taught Digital Imaging at the University of Florida. When not on the road recruiting, Meghan can be found birdwatching, playing board games, discgolfing, or exploring the local parks!

Schedule an Appointment with Meghan

Valerie Wenberg, Admissions Coordinator

Valerie Wenberg she/her/hers

Senior Admissions Coordinator

Valerie Wenberg manages office logistical operations as well as facilitates event planning for the Admissions Office. She also engages prospective students and community members with general questions about the law school and organizes scheduled tours for future visitors. Prior to working at Minnesota Law School, she worked as an administrator for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and as a Marketing Assistant for a local nonprofit. Outside of the office, Val can be found reading books, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and cuddling with her two cats.

Connect with Current Students


Elissa Bowling

Elissa Bowling, ’25 she/her/hers

Hometown: Lexington, MA | Undergraduate Institution: Tufts University

Specialties: Employment Law, plaintiff-side law, transferring law schools, law journals, LGBTQ+, moving from the Northeast, practicing outside of Minnesota
Schedule an Appointment with Elissa

Ryan Clemmons

Ryan Clemmons, ’25 she/her/hers

Hometown: Westland, MI | Undergraduate Institution: University of michigan

Specialties: Public defense, sports law, moot court competition teams, appellate advocacy, volunteer opportunities, intramural sports
Schedule an Appointment With Ryan

Elle De La Cancela

Elle De La Cancela, ’26 she/they

Hometown: New York City, NY  | Undergraduate Institution: University of Chicago

Specialties: Moving with a partner, Environmental Law, LGBT+, switching from professional life to law school
Schedule an Appointment with Elle 

Cole Edick

Cole Edick, ’25 he/him/his

Hometown: Omaha, NE | Undergraduate institution: Harvard University

Specialties: consumer protection, public interest, government, volunteer opportunities, LGBTQ+, law journals, long-distance partnership, working before law school, moving from the East coast/big city, practicing outside of Minnesota
Schedule an Appointment with Cole

Safiyyah Khan

Safiyyah Khan, ’26 she/her/hers

Hometown: Midland, MI | Undergraduate Institution: Central Michigan University

Specialties: Navigating 1L, K-JD, moving to Minnesota, MLSA, SALSA
Schedule an Appointment with Safiyyah

Nas Lawal

Nas Lawal, ’25 he/him/his

Hometown: Dallas, TX | Undergraduate institution: University of Texas at Austin

Specialties: moving from the South, Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, Journal of Law & Inequality, MLSA, BLSA, RISE Instructor
Schedule an Appointment with Nas

Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd, ’25 she/her/hers

Hometown: Saint Louis, MO| Undergraduate institution: University of Notre Dame

Specialties: immigration law, Robina Public Interest Scholar, volunteering, law school roommates,  accessing mental/physical health resources and using the SHBP
Schedule an Appointment with Alex

JJ Mark

JJ Mark, ’25 he/him/his

Hometown: Shawnee, KS | Undergraduate Institution: Creighton University

Specialties: K-JD, labor and employment law, Midwest, navigating the 1L experience
Schedule an Appointment with JJ

Pia Puentespina

Pia Puentespina, ’26 she/her/hers

Hometown: Davao City, Philippines | Undergraduate Institution: Macalester College

Specialties: International student, moving from warm climate to MN, first-gen law student, government work prior to law school, living away from campus, networking in the Twin Cities, dealing with homesickness, Robina Public Interest Scholars Program, APALSA
Mag-usap tayo!
Schedule an Appointment With Pia

Madi Rubin

Madi Rubin, ’25 she/her/hers

Hometown: Ankeny, IA | Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University

Specialties: Intellectual property law, moot court and clinics, business law and corporate experiences, volunteering, life outside of law school, STEM background
Schedule an Appointment With Madi

Fide Valverde-Rivera

Fide Valverde-Rivera, ’26 she/her/hers

Hometown: Cleveland, OH | Undergraduate institution: Bowling Green State University

Specialties: K-JD, moving to Minnesota, extracurricular activities, Latinx, managing long-distance relationships while in law school
Schedule an Appointment With Fide


Alessandra Wilson

Alessandra Wilson, ’25 she/her/hers

Hometown: Denver, CO  | Undergraduate Institution: University of Colorado Boulder

Specialties: Public Interest, Government, K-JD, first-gen law student, Latinx

Si lo prefieres podemos hablar en español en nuestra cita.
Schedule an Appointment with Alessandra