Business Law Student Profiles
Cristina A. Galeano Bejarano
Cristina A. Galeano Bejarano was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She earned her Bachelor of Laws (equivalent to a J.D.) in 2006 from the Universidad Externado de Colombia. She also holds a specialization diploma in corporate law from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and a specialization diploma in international business law from Universidad de los Andes de Colombia College of Law. She is currently completing her LL.M. in business law and will graduate in the summer of 2018.
Galeano Bejarano has more than 10 years of experience in the legal field. She started her legal career as an in-house counsel at Royal & Sun Alliance, an insurance company based in the U.K. with operations in Colombia. In 2009, she moved to New York to receive English training and worked as a paralegal in an immigration law firm. After moving back to Colombia, she worked for four years as a legal department director of a Colombian mining company with international business transactions operations. Thereafter, she worked as a legal manager for a Canadian company with operations in Colombia and other countries in Latin America. This position required collaboration with government entities. Before joining the LL.M. program, she worked as an associate in a law firm in Colombia.
She currently serves as an LL.M. representative for Advocates for Immigrant and Refugees Rights, a volunteer at Amnesty International at FSU and a member of the Business Law Society. She is interested in obtaining a J.D. at FSU College of Law in the future. Galeano Bejarano is fluent in Spanish and English and would like to practice in the field of international business law with an emphasis in Latin America and the U.S. If you are interested in hiring Galeano Bejarano, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Kali Srivani Bokka
Kali Srivani Bokka is originally from India and now lives in Tallahassee, where she is pursuing an LL.M. degree in business law. She received her Bachelor of Laws (J.D. equivalent) from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law, Osmania University in India. She also holds an undergraduate and post-graduate degree in computer applications. She is a member of Advocates for Immigrants and Refugee Rights and the FSU International Law Students Association. She is very interested in the subject areas of immigration law, cyber security law and torts law. She is graduating from the LL.M. program in August 2018 and intends to take the New York Bar in 2019.
Tatiana Fotescu earned two law degrees from University of Bucharest and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, respectively. During her undergraduate studies, she was actively involved in several student organizations and participated in international youth exchange programs in Europe and Asia. In addition, she worked as a legal intern at the Parliament of Romania, Moldovan Embassy to the United States of America, Canada and Mexico in Washington D.C., and at the New York office of the United Nations. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she started practicing immigration law. She acquired a vast amount of valuable experience working as paralegal at Amervisa Law Offices, where she performed legal research for immigration cases like asylum, waivers, family petitions and working visas. With great interest to become a licensed immigration lawyer in the United States, she decided to pursue an LL.M. degree to enable her to practice law in the U.S. She is currently enrolled in the LL.M. in Business Law program. She is the LL.M. representative for the International Law Students Association, a member of the Advocates for Immigrant and Refugees Rights organization and a member of The Florida Bar International Law Section.
She is interested in pursuing an international career in areas like global business transactions and immigration law. She is fluent in five languages: English, French, Russian, Romanian and Spanish. She is graduating in May and intends to take the New York Bar in 2019. Fotescu would like to practice in the area of immigration and business law in Miami, Los Angeles or New York. If you are interested in hiring Tatiana Fotescu, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Dorcas Njeri Muthoni
Dorcas Njeri Muthoni was born and raised in Kenya. She currently resides in Tallahassee, where she is pursuing her LL.M. degree in business law. Her desire to make profound changes to society and passion for justice led her to begin a career in law.
She has a Bachelor of Laws from Africa Nazarene University and a post-graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law. She also worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution Kenya, where she corresponded with witnesses, offenders and the police, and performed extensive research on various emerging criminal law offenses such as cybercrimes, money laundering, white-collar crimes, fraud and embezzlement.
She is passionate about corporate law, international trade law, securities law, sale of goods law and intellectual property. She has a good command of English and Kiswahili. After graduating in August 2018, she hopes to practice in commercial transactions in Florida, but is flexible to move and relocate to any other state. If you would like to hire Dorcas Njeri Muthoni, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Mukta Patel is originally from India. She moved to Lakeland, Florida with her family in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Laws (J.D. equivalent) from Sir Maharaja Sayajirao University of India. Her native language is Gujarati and she is fluent in Hindi and English. She began her career as a legal intern and worked her way up to become a licensed attorney, where she specialized in criminal law and family law. After moving to the U.S., Patel placed a hold on her legal career to fulfill family obligations. Despite the break, she never lost her passion for law. In 2017, she decided to pursue an LL.M. degree. She will graduate in the summer of 2018 and would like to take the New York Bar Exam. She would like to practice in business law and immigration law. She is interested in working in Florida. If you are interested in hiring Mukta Patel, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Born and raised in Jamaica, Oleaq Richards graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, where he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. While attending the university, Richards immersed himself in student life and was inducted as a UWI STAT vice chancellor’s ambassador. Once in the Corps, he quickly utilized his skill, passion and enthusiasm for leadership to advance the Corps’ key organizational mandates, which ultimately led him to be elected vice president of membership and subsequently appointed president. Under his leadership, the Corps experienced many firsts, including hosting the first Prime Ministerial Lecture Series on Regional Integration, first STAT Ambassador Series and inducting its first student with disabilities. Richards’ performance in student leadership, coupled with his academic prowess, led him to receive various scholarships and awards, including the UWI STAT and UWI Award for Excellence in Leadership. Richards further went on to distinguish himself at Florida State University, where he was named one of the Top 10 Most Interesting LL.M. Students for 2017 by the National Jurist. He will graduate from the LL.M. in Business Law program in May 2018 and hopes to pursue a legal career in entertainment law, particularly in California. If you are interested in hiring Oleaq Richards, please visit his LinkedIn profile.
As an ardent student of law, Deepali Sain considered it prudent to develop a global mindset and learn the corporate law, statutory law and regulations to deal with the legality of commercial transactions. With her background in commerce, she wanted to leverage her mathematical and analytical skills in understanding business laws and deal with a wide range of issues related to corporate finance and taxation, business formations, acquisitions, mergers, employment/ labor laws, contract negotiations and litigation. Hence, she aspired to do an LL.M. in business law.
During her bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Delhi, she was amazed at the regulations under which companies were required to operate, which motivated her to pursue the course of Company Secretary in India. Her exemplary performance in the course inspired her to explore a broader field of law and pursue an LL.B. (J.D. equivalent) from the University of Delhi. While the course provided her thorough grounding in different fields of law, training and internships helped her gain practical experience. She worked as company secretary and legal advisor for nearly three years, which exposed her to various corporate laws, business laws and regulations, and the extent of compliance in the real world. She is also an activist for child development and education, and is associated with many NGOs in her home country.
Upon completing her LL.M. degree, her long-term goal is to work as a legal advisor for leading corporations. She aspires to uphold the highest standards of corporate governance and materially contribute to the corporate world. Sain chose classes that would bolster her training as a litigator, including Closely Held Business Organizations, Corporations and Securities Regulation. She is expected to graduate this spring with an LL.M. in business law. She is open to employment anywhere in the United States and would preferably consider New York, California, Florida and Washington D.C. If you are interested in hiring Deepali Sain, please visit her LinkedIn profile.
Born and raised in China, Yetian Wang holds a Bachelor of Laws (J.D. equivalent) from Macau University of Science and Technology, in Macau, China. While at the university, he served as vice president of internal affairs in the Student Union, and he was the first chair French horn player in the university's orchestra. Wang’s experience includes working as a receptionist for the Division of Complaints and Appeal in the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People's Republic of China. There, he reviewed the first round of appeal cases and gave appellant legal advice. He also interned at a law firm in Tianjin, where he participated in integrated civil trial proceedings and mastered research skills. With a keen interest in social issues and economic impacts, he completed his thesis on "The Analysis of System of Compensation for Divorce Damages in China." From a young age, Wang has dreamt of becoming a lawyer. His curiosity about the law and its relationship with society has motivated him to pursue an LL.M. in business law. He is interested in practicing commercial and business law, and is open to opportunities across the U.S. If you are interested in hiring Yetian Wang, please visit his LinkedIn profile.