Meet the Career Services Team

Alana GlassAlana Glass, Assistant Dean of Career Development

Alana Glass, Assistant Dean of Career Development, brings a wealth of experience and a unique skill set to her role. She is instrumental in developing campus-wide programs, managing year-round recruitment efforts, executing inclusive placement programs, and leading the annual graduate employment data collection process. She significantly enhances the career development landscape with a background in law school career services, deep connections to Michigan’s legal, business, and philanthropic communities, and a shared commitment to diversifying the profession.

Before joining Michigan State University College of Law, she served as Director of Project Play, a youth sports collective impact initiative of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. This initiative ensures that all children have equitable access to physical activity regardless of income, zip code, or ability. She also worked as a patent analyst for Cardinal Intellectual Property and contributed as a sportswriter for, specifically for the SportsMoney and Women@Forbes sections.

Assistant Dean Glass holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, where she played on the women’s basketball team, as well as a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Corporate Law, Finance, and Intellectual Property from Cooley Law School. She is a licensed attorney and a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Deborah AlmasyDeborah Almasy, Manager of Office Administration and Technology

Deborah Almasy joined the Career Services Office after a career as an English and Journalism teacher in Lakewood, Michigan, and in leadership and administration at a large church in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University. In her current role, Deborah oversees the office’s support structure, which includes managing the budget, overseeing our student, alumni, and employer database/CRM, coordinating and implementing technology, and continuously improving office processes and procedures.

Lavon AmmoriLavon Ammori, Assistant Director of Career Development

Lavon Ammori, Assistant Director of Career Development at the Career Services Office of Michigan State University College of Law, advises students on navigating their career paths and achieving their professional goals. She holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern School of Law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan. With a decade of experience in private practice, she has worked at both large and small firms. During law school, Lavon was a summer associate at Miller Canfield in Detroit and Baker McKenzie in Chicago. Lavon began her career at Miller Canfield as an Employment and Labor Law attorney before moving to a boutique firm in Troy, Michigan. Lavon specializes in conducting programs and one-on-one counseling sessions to help students navigate the competitive landscape of large law firms and pursue meaningful opportunities in public interest law.

Kristina BilowusKristina Bilowus, Assistant Director of Career Development

Kristina Bilowus, Assistant Director of Career Development in the Career Services Office at Michigan State University College of Law, advises students on their career development and professional growth. She earned her Master of Laws and Juris Doctor from Cooley Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in History from Madonna University. She has worked as a family law and criminal defense attorney in private practice. Before entering private practice, Kristina clerked for the 16th District Court in Livonia, MI, and the 6th Circuit Court in Pontiac, MI. She also served as an adjunct professor at Cooley Law School and is a certified diversity professional. Kristina is actively involved in various boards and professional organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Michigan Center for Civic Education, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

As part of the Career Services Office, Kristina focuses on judicial clerkships and small/mid-size firm practice. One of her greatest accomplishments is helping students attain their professional goals.

Zachary HunterCarl Fanning, Administrative Assistant

Carl Fanning serves as the Administrative Assistant in the Career Services Office at Michigan State University College of Law, where he supports the professional development of law students. He has a background in guest services at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, and small business administration/supervision. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University. Carl plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of the Career Services front office, maintaining a welcoming environment for all, and providing essential administrative support.

Zachary HunterZachary Hunter, Manager of Programming and Communications
Zachary Hunter is the Manager of Programming and Communications in the College of Law’s Career Services Office at Michigan State University. He transitioned to this role following a distinguished career in education, during which he also served as Vice President of a small employment and coaching firm for individuals with disabilities. Zachary holds a bachelor’s and a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, an Education Specialist degree from Michigan State University, and an MBA from Northwood University. In his current capacity, he oversees programming, data collection, professional development, communications, and student advising.

Michelle MitchellMichelle Mitchell, Assistant Director of Employer and Alumni Relations

Michelle Mitchell serves as the Assistant Director for Employer and Alumni Relations. She conducts outreach to establish stronger connections and opportunities for the law college and its students, manages employer relations and recruiting events on campus and virtually, and supports alumni seeking career assistance.

Michelle previously held the position of Associate Director within the Career Services Office from 2001 to 2011. Her background is in higher education administration, having served in advising roles at Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English from Hope College and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. Michelle is also a certified etiquette consultant who leads workshops for students and professionals.

Al Nickson, Assistant Director of Career Development

Al Nickson is the Assistant Director of Career Development at Michigan State University College of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business and his Juris Doctor from Cooley Law School. He has an extensive background in regulatory and compliance work. Before joining the Career Services Office, he worked for the federal government, in the healthcare insurance industry, and as a solo practitioner in family law. Al specializes in counseling students on securing positions within government agencies and leveraging diversity initiatives to advance their careers.