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Brittany Syz, Associate, Solomon Minton Cardinal LLPBrittany Applestein Syz is an associate at Solomon Minton Cardinal LLP specializing in real estate and corporate transactional matters. She has been able to use her legal experience to work on several pro bono cases regarding affordable housing, housing rights, and real estate issues for women’s groups and food banks. After working for a senior citizens group in Hunters Point, San Francisco, she was asked to sit on the nonprofit’s board to assist in the development of senior housing in a resource poor area. Since moving to San Diego at the end of 2009, Brittany has joined the Lawyers Club and worked with the Community Outreach Committee to construct a garden for a local women’s shelter, as well as revise their lease. In addition, she has organized volunteers to read at Porter Elementary School in Lincoln Park and to work at the San Diego Food Bank. Brittany graduated cum laude from Harvard University, obtained her master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and received her law degree cum laude from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Kath Rogers, Programs Coordinator, Animal Protection & Rescue LeagueKath Rogers lives with her husband, dog and two cats in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. She currently works as Programs Coordinator for the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL), a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2004. Kath has worked to pass local and state laws, coordinated educational events, managed volunteers and staff and established a successful thrift store located at 5497 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego to raise funds for APRL. In 2008, Kath received the Humane Society of the United States' leadership award for her role as Volunteer Coordinator for Proposition 2, a ballot initiative to ban certain inhumane practices on factory farms. Kath attended San Diego City College followed by UCSD where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She enjoys volunteering as a History tutor for high school students, and recently spent the summer teaching English and History at a low income middle school in Los Angeles. Kath enjoys hiking, kayaking in her inflatable tandem kayak and spending time with friends and family in San Diego.
Kyle Dupree, Analyst, LaSalle Investment ManagementKyle is an analyst at LaSalle Investment Management where he works on real estate investments for pension funds and other institutional investors. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies with an emphasis in politics and socioeconomics from UC Santa Barbara and an International Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego with a focus on entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. While pursuing his MBA, Kyle served as student President of his business school, was a board member of the graduate student council and received the University of San Diego MBA Student Leadership Award from his peers. During his graduate studies he also traveled to Uganda and assisted a rural non-profit organization in planning a children’s hospital and was responsible for developing businesses that would subsidize the hospital’s operations. In 2010 he worked with CleanTECH San Diego to successfully defeat proposed legislation designed to stall the implementation of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). As a native San Diegan, Kyle hopes to become more involved in working with public and private stakeholders on economic development in the San Diego region.