Letter from the Executive Director

HSC Welcomes Three New Fellows for 2019-20

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our team, HSC Fellows Celeste Acevedo, Zeynep Kart, and Monica Windholtz!

Celeste, Zeynep, and Monica are each second-year law students at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and we could not be more excited to work with them over the next year. They will be sharing their time and talents to assist with our public policy efforts, as well as our communications work.

Please see their impressive bios below!

Celeste Acevedo is a second-year law student at Moritz, a third-generation American, and first-generation professional. Celeste is from El Paso, Texas and enrolled in law school so she could advocate for change in election law, criminal justice, and immigration law. Celeste earned her Bachelor’s from the UTEP – The University of Texas at El Paso in Communication Studies with a minor in Political Science. Celeste previously worked for the United States Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden’s Investigative Counsel. She has also worked for America Votes, an organization which organizes state and national coalitions to advance progressive policies.

Zeynep Kart, a Columbus native, went to Purdue University, where she majored in Economics and minored in Spanish and psychology. After college, she served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Columbusfor one year before matriculating at Moritz. This past summer, she was a summer associate at Bricker & Eckler LLP, as well as at Nationwide. She has also clerked with the The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) and Southeast Ohio Legal Services. Zeynep likes to travel and volunteer in the community in her free time.

Monica Windholtz is a second-year law student at Moritz. Previously, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where she received her B.A. in Medical Anthropology and her M.A. in Bioethics. She has previously interned with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, MedWish International in Cleveland, and in the Cleveland Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. Her academic and professional interests include health care policy, housing law and policy, and alternative dispute resolution. In her spare time, Monica enjoys running, knitting, and creative writing.