Meet the Career Development Team

Career Development Office
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Robert Carroll Stubbs Suite
1201 E. Speedway, Tucson, Arizona 85721

Heather Spielmaker

Assistant Dean for Career Development

Before joining the University of Arizona College of Law in July 2022, Heather led career services offices at the University of Kansas School of Law and West Virginia University College of Law. Under Heather's leadership, KU was in the top 5% of ABA accredited schools for full-time, long-term legal jobs ten months after graduation (95% employment for the Class of 2021). Additionally, a Skadden Fellowship, among the most prestigious opportunities in public interest lawyering, was awarded to a KU law student in both 2021 and 2022.

Heather's professional background also includes serving as the Director of the Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, where she developed and administered dozens of pro bono programs. Among them was the Service to Soldiers Legal Assistance Program which provided $5M+ in pro bono legal services for deploying and returning troops, and for which she received the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Legion of Merit Award. Heather also previously served as a city councilwoman for the City of Charlotte, Michigan.

Heather earned her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Michigan State University, and her JD, magna cum laude, from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Heather currently serves on the ABA/NALP Employment Reporting Protocols Advisory Committee.

Lisa Queen

Assistant Director, Career Development Office

Lisa is a Tucson native who returned to the College of Law community with the goal of helping all students with their career goals. Prior to joining the Career Development Office, Lisa worked as a delinquency and dependency attorney for the Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate. For five years, she represented both children and parents involved in the Juvenile Court. Before delving into this important legal work, Lisa clerked for the Honorable Peter Cahill (Ret.) in Gila County. Together, Lisa and Judge Cahill created a multimedia presentation on the history of In the Matter of Gerald Gault that focuses on the local history and people involved in the seminal Supreme Court case. They continue to present all over the country. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law where she received a Certificate in Criminal Law and Policy, was a Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, and a student attorney with both the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Child and Family Law Clinic. Before law school, Lisa graduated in 2009 from Georgetown University and spent a year volunteering with City Year Inc., an AmeriCorps program, that created literacy programming for low-income schools in Miami, Florida.

Kaitlyn Quigley

Assistant Director, Career Development Office

Kaitlyn Quigley is an Assistant Director in the Career Development Office. Kaitlyn grew up in Tucson, and she is delighted to return home and to help Arizona Law students achieve their professional goals. Before joining the Career Development Office, Kaitlyn worked for nearly five years at Legal Aid Chicago. She was first a staff attorney and then a supervisory attorney with Legal Aid Chicago’s medical-legal partnership project. Previously, Kaitlyn was a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago and law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca White Berch (ret.) of the Arizona Supreme Court and the Honorable Douglas L. Rayes of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Kaitlyn received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2013. She was an Associate Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and student attorney with the Children and Family Justice Center, and she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Before law school, Kaitlyn graduated from Loyola College in Maryland and served for a year as a Jesuit Volunteer at the Homeless Advocacy Project, a free legal clinic in San Francisco.

Grace Fenlason

Coordinator, Career Development Office

Grace Fenlason is a Tucson native and has been the coordinator of the Arizona Law Career Development Office since July 2022. Before joining Arizona Law, Grace graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with a Bachelor of Science in journalism, minor in English. During her time there, she was Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper The Lumberjack. After returning to Tucson, she worked as a legal courier for several years as well as a licensed insurance agent for ADP. She is also the social media editor for the online literary magazine Waxwing. Grace plans on pursing a degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona.