2012-2013 Editorial Board
Chris Curtis is a founding member of the University of Denver Criminal Law Review, and is proud to serve as the Editor-in-Chief for its third volume. Chris grew up in the Denver area and earned a degree in philosophy at Metro State and worked for nine years at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store before coming to law school. Over the past three years, he has worked for the Colorado Attorney General’s Criminal and Appellate divisions, the Denver District Attorney’s Cold Case Unit, and a local criminal defense firm. During his final year of school, he is working for the Colorado DNA Justice Review Project, reviewing applications and case files of Colorado inmates seeking DNA testing and exoneration. After graduation, Chris hopes to work for a Metro Area District Attorney’s office.
Andrea is a third year student with aspirations of becoming a public defender in Colorado. In addition to her involvement with the Criminal Law Review, Andrea represents indigent clients in the University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic and as an intern at the Arapahoe Public Defenders Office. She is the President of the Criminal Law Association and Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
Emily Ganyo hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest and is thrilled to serve as the third Managing Editor of the Criminal Law Review. After earning a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Washington, Emily hightailed it to Philadelphia where she spent three years going to graduate school and teaching math to 7th and 8th graders. When was subpoenaed to testify in trial during her first year of teaching on behalf of one of her students (the victim of a brutal assault), she knew that law school was in her future. When she’s not in the library or in court, Emily enjoys good times in the mountains, yoga, crafting, and learning how to be a military wife. Upon graduation Emily looks forward to starting her career as a prosecutor and never having to take another law school exam, ever again.
Executive Technical Editor
Lauren earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. After graduation, Lauren volunteered as a legal intake intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Philadelphia. Through this experience, Lauren discovered her passion to represent indigent individuals and led to her decision to attend law school. During law school, Lauren was a student attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic advocating against the use of long term solitary confinement and seeking adequate mental health care treatment for inmates in both the Colorado and federal prison systems. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, and planning her upcoming wedding.
Aaron Thompson is the Diversity Editor of the University of Denver Criminal Law Review. Before law school, Aaron worked with at-risk youth in detention centers and in other community correction programs around the state. During law school, Aaron was selected to be one of the first two students to complete three semesters in the University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic where he acted as first or second chair in various misdemeanor trials. In addition to extensive coursework in criminal law, Aaron has also worked on criminal matters while serving as an intern at the Colorado Court of Appeals, and as a Judicial Fellow at the Colorado Supreme Court. After graduating from law school, Aaron plans to dedicate a large portion of his practice to criminal appellate advocacy, and to cases where alleged criminal behavior serves as a pretext for employment discrimination.
Interdisciplinary Content Editor
Christina Brown is a third year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She joined the University of Denver Criminal Law Review due largely to her passion for criminal immigration issues, particularly the impact of the criminal justice process on a person’s immigration status.
Elizabeth Salinas Van Orman