ladyAltanese Phenelus is a third-year student at FIU College of Law. Altanese is of Haitian descent, and is the first in her family to pursue a law degree. She holds an executive board position on the FIU Law Review as the President of the National Conference of Law Reviews. She also earned a place on the FIU Board of Advocate’s Appellate Advocacy team after winning FIU’s Tenth Annual Moot Court Competition along with her co-counsel. Altanese has been honored with CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her scholastic achievements in Trial Advocacy, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law. Altanese currently interns for the FIU Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic. She served as an intern to United States District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke, and clerked at the United States Attorney’s Office, Economic Crimes Section. Altanese has also clerked at the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, where she will begin her legal career upon graduation.