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Staff


Director of the Student Legal Aid Office - Syndy Shilling

Ms. Shilling was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She has practiced law in and for private law firms, public agencies in the State of Maryland and the federal government. She is a certified mediator and EEO counselor/investigator. She lives in the Annapolis area with her husband and four children.


Graduate Assistant - Katya Murillo

Katya is a PhD student in the College of Education International Education Policy program. She earned her Master's of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Whittier College. Her research focuses on migration and education within Central and North America. 


Interns

Our Legal Interns are UMD students who are here to help you with your legal matters under supervision of our attorney. They respect your privacy and will not share your visit to our office or any any of the information you share with us. Our Interns are:

  • Enzo
  • Irene
  • Jenna
  • Joshua
  • Lindsey
  • Lisa
  • Zimi

Student Advocates

Our Student Advocates are UMD students who are here to help you with your University charges, including conduct, acadmic integrity, and Title IX matters. They respect your privacy and will not share your visit to our office or any any of the information you share with us. They can also represent you in University proceedings. Our Advocates are:

  • Abbey
  • Arushi
  • Kayleigh
  • Leanna
  • Megha
  • Michael
  • Noah
  • Sajeda
Student Legal Aid Office Staff Picture

Fall 2021 Staff
Top row, left to right: Katya Murillo & Syndy Shilling
Bottom row, left to right: Abbey, Arushi, Kayleigh, Leanna, Noah, Michael, Megha
(Not pictured: Sajeda)

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