CPD Staff

Georgia M. Woodruff

Georgia M. WoodruffDirector
206.398.4226
woodrufg@seattleu.edu 

Ms. Woodruff began her legal career as a civil litigator at Green Broillet & Wheeler and then Panish Shea & Boyle.  As a litigator she specialized in complex product liability cases, primarily automobile and tire defect matters.  After practicing for several years, Georgia moved to law school administration and served as Director of Career Services at Pepperdine University School of Law, where she managed the judicial externship and clerkship programs and also focused her efforts on entertainment law, alternative business careers, and small law firm opportunities for students and alumni.  In addition, she designed and carried out numerous career-related workshops and events.  She also served as a coach of the Pepperdine Law School Trial Team.  Missing her native Northwest, Georgia left sunny Los Angeles and returned to Washington to become Assistant Director for Student Life at SU School of Law.

Georgia earned her B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.  During law school, in addition to her participation in various student organizations and Moot Court Board, Georgia, as part of a four-person team from Pepperdine, won NITA's (National Institute for Trial Advocacy) Tournament of Champions, a national trial competition where top trial team programs compete for the national title.  She also received the Order of the Barristers Award for her oral advocacy achievements and the American Board of Trial Advocates Award.

As Director of the Center for Professional Development, Georgia is dedicated above all to students and alumni, their careers, and their relationships with the legal community in both Seattle and beyond.  In her free time, Georgia enjoys swimming, shopping for school supplies, and a cappella music.

Erin Fullner

Erin Fullner Associate Director
206.398.4103
fullnere@seattleu.edu

Ms. Fullner was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law where she was active in mock trial and the Student Bar Association.  She is currently earning her Doctor of Education in Adult, Post-Secondary, and Higher Education from Seattle University.  In addition to criminal and civil private practice experience, she has worked in the public sector as a judicial clerk and public defender.  Erin's practice experience includes felony trial work, civil mental health commitment defense, and employment class action plaintiff's work.  She has been a member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court since 2008 and a volunteer with the YMCA Youth & Government Mock Trial Program since 2001.  Through Seattle University School of Law, Erin has participated in both the Racial Justice Leadership Institute and Advanced Racial Justice Leadership Institute development programs.

As Associate Director, she oversees the judicial clerkship program and provides specialized advising in the areas of JAG and small firm practice.  Erin is available for lunch hour and evening appointments for students in the part-time and joint degree programs.  In her free time, she is a part of several community volunteer organizations and enjoys painting, home improvement, writing essays and short stories, and playing piano well and guitar poorly.       

Anna Dudek Ross

Anna Ross Associate Director
206.398.4102
rossan@seattleu.edu

Ms. Ross is a graduate of Macalester College and Vanderbilt University Law School.  Before joining CPD, Anna worked as agency counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 focusing on environmental regulation and government contracting.  She left federal service to serve as Deputy Counsel to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign.  After the campaign, Anna founded and served as Managing Director of the Alaska office of a Seattle-based political and public relations consulting firm.  Most recently, Anna was a staff attorney with the Alaska Immigration Justice Project.

Kimberly Sharkey

Kimberly SharkeyAssociate Director
206.398.4102
sharkeyk@seattleu.edu

Ms. Sharkey received a B.A. in English from Southeastern Louisiana University and her J.D. from Florida State University.  After law school, she served as a Deputy State Appellate Public Defender at the Idaho State Appellate Public Defender’s Office representing death-sentenced individuals in their appeals.  She then continued her capital habeas corpus work in Atlanta as a Staff Attorney for ten years at the Georgia Appellate & Educational Resource Center and the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Georgia.

As Interim Associate Director, Kimmy counsels students and graduates interested in federal government opportunities, opportunities outside the region, the DC Program, and international positions.  In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, taking walks, reading novels, and exploring Seattle.

Maureen Roat

Maureen RoatAssociate Director
206.398.4034
roatm@seattleu.edu

Ms. Roat, a Philadelphia native, attended Michigan State University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2008.  Growing weary of Michigan winters, she relocated to Washington State.  After arriving in Washington, Maureen began working as an attorney for the Housing Justice Project, a homelessness prevention program of the King County Bar Association (KCBA).  In 2011, KCBA promoted Maureen to Senior Attorney for the Kent clinic where she supervised and supported volunteer attorneys, legal assistants and student interns.  In addition, Ms. Roat serves as a member of the statewide Housing Task Force's Steering Committee and as Chair of the Housing Task Force's Manufactured/Mobile Home Sub-Committee.  Maureen is currently participating in the Washington Equal Justice Community Leadership Development Academy.

As Associate Director, Maureen counsels students and alumni with a focus on career opportunities in the public sector including governmental positions and alternative careers. She also helps to develop and present various programs, and identifies resources and connections to help our students and graduates secure employment.  In her free time, Maureen enjoys getting outdoors, reading memoirs, seeking out new food experiences, and watching Deadliest Catch marathons on Netflix.

Junsen A. Ohno

Junsen OhnoOffice Manager
206.398.4105
ohnoj@seattleu.edu

Ms. Ohno brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the department as the previous Program Administrator for International Programs & The Korematsu Center for Law and Equality for several years and as assistant to the law school dean.  Prior to joining the School of Law, she worked for Seattle University in Marketing and Communications and for Japan Airlines in Guam and in Los Angeles.  Junsen participated in the law school's Racial Justice Leadership Institute and Advanced Racial Justice Leadership Institute development programs.

As Office Manager, Junsen assists with matters relating to Symplicity, On-Campus Interviews, job postings, reciprocity, and counseling appointments.  She enjoys a dynamic lifestyle outside of work assisting her husband with his art gallery and being part of the vibrant Seattle art scene.  She also travels, plays tennis, and makes sure to appreciate the simple pleasures of life.

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