Class of 2020

Program Fellows share a passion for public service in the interests of justice, but are focused on a wide range of subject matter areas and have a diverse range of interests and experiences. Feel free to reach out to individual Fellows with questions about their paths and their experience in the Program.

Manal Cheema

Manal Cheema is a first-year law student from Sharon, Massachusetts. She graduated from Tufts University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a minor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and a certificate in Ethics, Law and Society. Before coming to UVA, she interned for her U.S. Senator, state Attorney General, and District Attorney. Most recently, she served as a Congressional Fellow for Acquisitions at the Pentagon. Manal enjoys running, drawing, baking, and making bad puns. Interests: National Security; Military; Government.

Suzy Duester

Suzy Deuster is a first-year law student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 with degrees in Legal Studies and Criminal Justice. Prior to law school, Suzy worked as an investigation assistant with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and as a paralegal in the Wisconsin Office of the Solicitor General, where she researched state criminal law issues and wrote federal habeas briefs. Interests: Criminal Law; Artificial Intelligence; Forensic Science; Criminal Defense; Criminal Justice System Policy.