JD/MBA Student Profiles

A listing of current students in the Penn State JD/MBA Program.

Portrait of Stephen Ashurst.

Stephen Ashurst
Class of 2016

Stephen is a 2012 graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received a degree in history. Immediately following graduation, he enrolled at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.  Upon completion of his first year, Stephen worked as a summer intern at North Penn Legal Services, where he aided in representing low income individuals in custody, divorce, credit collection, disability, and landlord tenant matters. Stephen has also served as an associate editor for the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs. Stephen plans to use both the JD and the MBA to pursue a career in corporate law.

Portrait of Andrew Fillmore.Andrew Fillmore
Class of 2016

Andrew is a 2009 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with concentrations in management and marketing.  After graduating, he returned to his family’s business, a leading sand and aggregate supplier in New Hampshire, where he worked into a managerial operations role. Upon completion of his first year at Penn State Law, Andrew worked as a summer law clerk at the Hillsborough County Superior Court in New Hampshire, where he drafted judicial orders for multiple judges. He currently serves as the inter-school relations chair for the Student Bar Association and social chair for the John Reed Inn Chapter of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. Andrew has also accepted an associate editor position with the Penn State Law Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation. Andrew plans to use both the JD and the MBA to pursue a career in corporate law where he hopes to one day serve as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation.

Portrait of Alyssa Looney.Alyssa Looney
Class of 2016

Alyssa is a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in agribusiness with a minor in German, minor in economics, and certificate in international trade and agriculture.  Immediately upon graduation, Alyssa decided to pursue a law degree at Penn State Dickinson School of Law because of the school's opportunities in agricultural and energy law.  After her first year of law school, Alyssa interned under the general counsel for the Texas Department of Agriculture.  She interned in the land department at Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City after her second year of law school.  Alyssa hopes to combine both of her degrees in order to work in a government or corporate law capacity in the agriculture or oil and gas industries.

Portrait of Matthew Regan.Matthew Regan
Class of 2016

Matt is pursuing a JD/MBA in order to prepare for a career practicing corporate law. He is interested in M&A, business planning, and financing matters. At Penn State Dickinson School of Law, he is a senior editor of the law review, and is concentrating in business law and intellectual property. At Smeal, he is concentrating in finance and entrepreneurship. Matt has a wide range of diverse professional experience through internships, including working with boutique Boston law firms, a global investment management company, and the Singapore office of one of the world's largest international law firms—Baker & McKenzie. Most recently, Matt interned with the Legal & Business Affairs Team at DreamWorks Animation in California. He is a 2012 graduate of Northeastern University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BS in criminology.

Portrait of Frank Sourbeer.Frank Sourbeer
Class of 2016

Frank is a 2008 graduate of Lehigh University where he majored in supply chain management. After graduation, Frank moved to Boston to work for Anheuser-Busch InBev where he worked in various capacities including marketing, operations, and sales. After completing his first year of law school, Frank held a brief internship with the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. While broadening his career options, Frank firmly believes that the joint graduate degree program will prepare him for long-term success in the business world.