Barry Law Review Editorial Board


Geraldine Pena grew up in Miami, Florida and moved to Orlando, Florida in 2004. She graduated from Edgewater High School and went to the University of North Florida, earning a B.A. in Political Science. In addition to her membership in the Barry Law Review, Geraldine is the Vice Justice of the Moot Court Honors Board, and is a Dean's Study Fellow. Geraldine spends whatever free time she has with her young daughter, coloring and skating.

Managing Editor

Dalya Zalloum is a third-year law student at Barry University School of Law. She was born in DeLand, Florida and grew up in Deltona, Florida. In Fall of 2013, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Now, in law school, she isthe Managing Editor of the Barry Law Review, the Director of First-Year Competitions for the Moot Court Honors Board, the Vice President of Intramural Sports, and a BARBRI representative. She has a passion for wrongful convictions and plan to work at a criminal appellate firm after graduation.

Executive Editors

Howard Waldman grew up on Long Island, New York. He attended undergrad at the University of Florida from 2001-2005. Between UF and Barry, he worked for 8.5 years, living in New York City and Chicago. At Barry, in addition to being on Law Review, he am a member of the Moot Court team, and he is an RA for Professor Simpson-Wood, the faculty advisor of the Law Review. Upon graduation, he hopes to secure a job in labor and employment law, eventually getting into sports law.

Shelley Scott grew up in a small town in north Georgia, and moved to Central Florida when she was 16. She graduated from UCF in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, and started at Barry in the Fall of 2014. She is very active on campus, as she is one of the Executive Editors on Barry Law Review, the Student Coordinator of Academic Success, Vice President of SASA, Research Assistant to Professor Cantalupo, as well as a member Phi Alpha Delta, SALDF, and Legally on Target. After law school, she plans to start with a judicial clerkship and eventually pursue a career in corporate law or government contracts. Outside of the law, she enjoys reading, traveling internationally, and spending time with her daughter.

Research and Technical Editor

Jolynn Falto is originally from Staten Island, New York but moved to Orlando, Florida 13 years ago. She graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French. She joined the Barry Law School community in Fall 2014 and enjoys being involved in her Law School. Jolynn is the Research and Technical Editor for the 2016-2017 Law Review Editorial Board, a Research Assistant for Professor Hull, and a Dean’s Study Fellow. She has experience clerking for a judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit and has completed several projects within various areas of law. Additionally, she is the current Head Law Clerk at eClat Law and aspires to practice administrative law in the future.

Lead Articles Editors

Shawn Sharitt, born of an aviation mechanic and an homemaker, yearned for a life of service to others. After graduating with a B.S. in physics from Oklahoma State University, he set his sights skyward to become a pilot for the USAF. Having completed 10 years of active duty service, he transitioned to the reserves. After a brief time as a pilot for a charter cargo airline he realized a need to move toward law. Using the benefits available to veterans decided to follow a path that would lead to continued service to fellow mankind. Today, he chooses to focus his efforts to environmental and land-use management.

Note and Comment Editors

Bryan Birmele Bryan Birmele moved to Orlando, FL with his family when he was in the second grade. Over the years, Bryan has lived in multiple states and countries, but still considers Central Florida to be his home. Bryan has an Associate’s degree in Communications Application Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Management/Marketing and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Bryan served for six years as an analyst in the US Air Force. Subsequently, Bryan worked as a government consultant for almost a decade before making the decision to obtain a law degree at Barry University. Bryan currently serves as a note and comment editor on the Barry Law Review. During his time at Barry University, Bryan has worked as a research assistant to Professor Mohapatra. Additionally, Bryan has worked as a law clerk for the in-house counsel of a multi-state hospital system. Further, Bryan had the opportunity during the summer after his 2L year to work as an intern with the OSD/DOD General Counsel in Washington DC. Bryan plans to continue his lifelong public service after graduation and aspires to work as a government attorney. Bryan enjoys playing the guitar and cello, painting, gardening and taking long walks on the beach in his free time. But most of all, Bryan enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two beautiful children.

Katie Sloan grew up in Tampa, Florida. From the age of five, Katie loved the show Perry Mason, and informed her parents that she wanted to be a lawyer at the start of kindergarten. Her resolve never wavered, and Katie attended the University of Florida and the University of South Florida for her undergraduate degrees in pursuit of her dream. After college, Katie began working as a paralegal in Tampa and Orlando. Although she loved her job, the dream of the courtroom still called to her, and she finally made the decision to go to law school at Barry in 2014. Katie is the Chief Justice of Barry's Moot Court team, and is also heavily involved in Barry's chapter of SALDF (Student Animal Legal Defense Fund). After graduation, Katie intends to pursue a career in intellectual property and to devote pro bono hours fighting for the rights of animals in the courtroom.

Symposium Editor

Jeanette Mora is a 3rd year law student in the part-time evening program of Barry University School of Law and is currently Symposium Editor of the Barry Law Review. She is a paralegal in a mid-sized downtown, Orlando law firm where she has done considerable work in the Wills, Estates, and Trusts practice area for the past three years. Prior to attending Barry Law, Jeanette was a securities licensed financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner™. Jeanette holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Economics from Stockton University in Pomona, NJ and a Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics for Public Policy from the American University in Washington, DC.

Faculty Advisor

Professor Taylor Simpson-Wood works closely with the Editorial Board to communicate with the faculty and administration, and to help resolve issues that might arise in the area of Law Review. Although the selection and editing of lead articles and student notes and comments is entirely the responsibility of the Editorial Board, we often seek counsel from the Faculty Advisor. She also gives final approval on whether students will receive academic credit for their Law Review membership.