Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Suite 223
Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities
Eric Bono is the Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has a diverse background practicing law and working in higher education. Dean Bono worked at the University of Colorado Law School from 2006 – 2011 where he served as the Director for the Private Sector and Judicial Clerkships in Colorado Law’s Office of Career Development. Before that, he practiced general litigation and employment law in Denver at the law firms of Holme Roberts & Owen and Baird & Kiovsky. Prior to law school, Dean Bono was an Admissions Counselor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and an Assistant Director of Admissions at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. In his spare time, Dean Bono enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.
Areas of Focus: Dean Bono has significant experience advising on a variety of career opportunities including those in law firms, judicial clerkships, in-house legal departments, government agencies, and JD advantage career paths. He also has a significant professional network in all of these sectors.
J.D. Ohio State University 2001
B.A. Denison University 1995 summa cum laude
Felicia Ho is a career consultant specializing in private sector employment opportunities and diversity employment initiatives. While in law school, Ms. Ho clerked at the Asian Law Alliance in California’s Silicon Valley and the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco. She served as managing editor of the Tulane Law Maritime Journal and was an officer of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Following law school, Ms. Ho practiced as a criminal defense and employment discrimination attorney at small firms in downtown Denver, Colorado. She joined the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2011 as a program coordinator for the Office of Alumni Relations as well as the Professional Mentoring Program. There, she developed an extensive professional network that has informed her work as a career consultant. Outside of work, Ms. Ho sits on the boards of the Denver Public Schools Asian Education Advisory Council and the McAuliffe at Smiley Foundation where she works to improve educational opportunities and programming for primary and secondary school students in the Denver Public School District.
Areas of Focus:
Ms. Ho advises on a variety of career interests but with a particular emphasis on private sector employment opportunities in law firms and corporate legal departments. She also focuses on diversity employment initiatives such as the Colorado Pledge to Diversity 1L Summer Clerkship Program, the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals Diversity Judicial Internship Program, and the Judge Kristen L. Mix Dream Team Public Sector Diversity Internship Program.
J.D. Tulane University 1997
B.A. University of California, Berkeley 1993
John McKee assists Denver Law students and graduates with Public Interest and JD Advantage career services. John earned his B.A. in Government and English at the University of Notre Dame, his M.E.M. in Natural Resource Economics and Policy at Duke University, and his J.D. degree and Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources Law here at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. During law school, John worked as the Office and Career Coordinator for the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, participated as a student attorney in the Environmental Law Clinic and as a staff editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review, and served as an officer for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Land Use Law Society student organizations.
Prior to law school, John enjoyed careers in several professions including as a show performer at Disney World, park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns, Mount Rushmore, and Brooklyn, New York, Owner/operator entrepreneur of a vegan food business, and high school English teacher. Following law school, John served as Manager of Recruitment and Professional Development at Holland & Hart LLP in Denver. John teaches career skills workshops for Jefferson County, Colorado and provides pro bono legal counseling for temporary residents of the Action Center Homeless Shelter in Lakewood.
John’s hometown is Green Bay, Wisconsin and he and his wife Kelly are shareholder-owners and life-long followers of the Green Bay Packers. John committed to veganism in the year 2000 and enjoys vegan cooking and baking, and hiking for miles with his dogs in the Colorado mountains. John can be reached at 303.871.6063.
Areas of Focus:
Mr. McKee advises on Public Sector and JD Advantage employment opportunities with a special emphasis on environmental law career planning.
J.D. University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2011
M.E.M. Duke University, 1997
B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1992
Career / Student Development Consultant
Andrea Montague received her B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Between college and law school, Andrea worked as a Legislative Aide for the New York City Council.
While in law school, Andrea was a recipient of the Edward A. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship, and interned at the National Organization for Women Legal Defense Fund. Andrea also interned at the Second Judicial Department, Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court, and the Sex Crimes Unit of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Andrea successfully competed in the Moot Court Honor Society’s Wagner Labor Law Competition and was also awarded the Carole Mehlman Gould Prize for her work as a law student in the area of women’s rights.
After graduation, Andrea clerked for Judge Margaret Cammer of Brooklyn Civil Court where she worked on both criminal and civil cases, and then spent a year in New Zealand working for a barrister litigating product liability claims. Upon returning to the United States, Andrea worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Prior to joining the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Andrea worked for a small Denver law firm in the area of trusts and estates, family law, and intergovernmental affairs. Andrea can be reached at 303.871.6392.
Colin Lambert received his B.A. in Computer Information Systems from American University in 2002. After completing college, Colin stayed at American University to start his career as a Web Developer for the International Students Office. After one year, Colin started to work for the AU Career Center eventually becoming the Manager of Information Technology. During his eight years in that position, Colin helped to launch the Symplicity system in the office and became the administrator. Colin then was hired to be a Systems Developer/Project Manager for American University’s I.T. department. His time there was short lived, however, as he and his wife decided to move out west to Denver a year later.
Colin’s role in the Career Development Office draws upon his expertise in Symplicity as well as other technical areas, including social media and database management.
Outside of work, Colin is an avid soccer and football fan and enjoys going home to his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago, to visit his parents.
Colleen Scarola is a career consultant specializing in private sector employment opportunities and leads the on-campus interview program. While in law school, Ms. Scarola clerked at the large law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (formerly Shefsky & Froelich) and externed for the Honorable Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.) of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. After graduating law school, Ms. Scarola practiced as a products liability, insurance defense, and insurance coverage attorney at the Chicago law firms of Cremer Spina and McVey & Parsky, LLC. In recognition of her professional achievements, she was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2011, 2013, and 2014-a designation given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois each year. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Scarola relocated to Colorado in 2014 and joined the Office of Career Development & Opportunities. In addition to her position at the Office of Career Development & Opportunities, Ms. Scarola runs Scarola Law, LLC where she provides estate planning legal services to clients throughout Colorado. Outside of work, she is an attorney mentor for Castle Rock Teen Court, a community-based, juvenile intervention/prevention program that offers an alternative to the juvenile justice system. In her spare time, Ms. Scarola enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and cheering on the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Blackhawks.
Areas of Focus:
Ms. Scarola advises on a variety of career interests but with a particular emphasis on private sector employment opportunities in law firms and corporate legal departments. She also runs the on-campus interview program.
J.D. The John Marshall Law School 2006
B.A. Illinois State University 2003, magna cum laude
Judy Stein received her B.A. with Honors in Comparative Literature from Northwestern University and her J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law. While in law school, Judy was a law clerk for the Appellate Division of the Colorado State Public Defender Office.
After law school, Judy clerked for the Honorable Roxanne Bailin of the Twentieth Judicial District of Colorado in Boulder where she worked on civil and criminal cases. She then went to work as a Staff Attorney in the Family and Children’s Unit for the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver, now known as Colorado Legal Services. Judy has also served on the Board of Directors of non-profit organizations and worked as a pro bono attorney for The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network.