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Davis Brown Welcomes Five Summer Associates - June 6, 2017

Five law students have joined Davis Brown for the summer where they will study and work under attorneys at the firm. Each summer associate is paired with an attorney mentor who can answer questions about the ins and outs of working in a law firm, technicalities of the law, working with senior attorneys, and client development, among others. The summer associate program is a valuable learning experience for the law students, and is a great benefit to the firm, bringing fresh ideas to the table.

Five women in group photo

From left to right, Holland Hauenstein, Olivia Slater, Daniela Talmadge, Torii Millet, and Kassandra Ricklefs


Holland Hauenstein received her Bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Grinnell College. After graduation she interned in Washington D.C. as an International Trade Policy Intern for the National Pork Producers Council.  She worked as a lab/field assistant at Iowa State University for a year before beginning her M.S. at Purdue University. While at Purdue, Holland studied agronomy in the Interdisciplinary Ecological Science and Engineering Program and authored a thesis on cover crops and soil health.  Now a student at the University of Iowa College of Law, Holland focuses on intellectual property law.


Victoria (Torii) Millet is originally from Los Angeles, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles where she studied international development and geography/environmental studies. She conducted research in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, during her time at UCLA. At Drake University Law School, Torii is on the staff of the Drake Law Review, serves as Vice-President of the Drake Agricultural and Environmental Law Association, and as Program Director of the Black Law Student Association.


Kassandra Ricklefs is originally from Webster City, Iowa. Her undergraduate degree is from Iowa State University where she studied food science. During her studies at ISU, Kassandra volunteered at a wildlife ranch in South Africa and she researched business development in Tanzania with a group of ISU faculty and students. Kassandra’s focus at the University of Iowa College of Law is on intellectual property law and her work this summer will be in that department.


Olivia Slater is originally from Ankeny, Iowa.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, with an emphasis on teaching English as a second language and a second major in Spanish. Olivia taught English in Spain for a year prior to beginning law school at Drake University. She is on the staff of the Drake Law Review and is a Legal Writing Fellow.


Daniela Talmadge is originally from New York City. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from CUNY-Hunter College. She is on staff for the Journal of Corporation Law and the Moot Court Board at the University of Iowa. Prior to law school, Daniela was a staff member at two law firms in New York and also interned at the Queens Supreme Court.