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Meet Our Fall 2023 Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the cohort of Fall 2023 interns! A&BC’s internship program is designed to offer an immersive, hands-on experience within the realm of arts and non-profit organizations. Our team has been working directly with these interns since September and has seen firsthand their love for the arts and their commitment to supporting the creative community. Whether it’s the world of art administration or the complex landscape of art law, they are poised to make a significant impact. Please join us in welcoming…

The Legal Interns:

Tana Ali-Kizi (she/her)

Tana is a third-year law student at New England Law in Boston, MA. She received her B.S. from the University of Tulsa, where she majored in Biochemistry and minored in Art. Tana originally intended to attend medical school, but after working at the hospital, she believed she could be of greater service to the public as a lawyer than as a doctor. Tana is very interested in intellectual property law and wishes to pursue a career in patent law. Before joining VLA, she worked as a legal intern at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS). Tana was drawn to work with VLA after learning about it from her professor. She loved that VLA is home to a vibrant artistic community that encourages one another. Tana works at the Law Library at NELB and serves on the Executive Board of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She also serves as her school’s Kaplan Bar Review and Lexis Student Representative. In her free time, Tana enjoys reading, drawing, painting, and baking.


Emmeline Drake (she/her)

Emmeline is currently a third-year law student at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Her interest in working with artists comes from her background as a musician. She is a harpist and completed her undergraduate degree in music. She is currently one of the managing editors for IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and is a member of the LGBTQ+ group Lambda. In her spare time, Emmeline enjoys playing music, baking, and sewing.


Silvia Gosálvez (she/her)

Silvia is a fourth-year student at IE University in Madrid, currently pursuing her study abroad semester at Northeastern University in Boston. She is studying for a Dual Degree in Law and International Relations. Her goal is to be a registered lawyer in both Spain and the US. Passionate about arts, patrimony, and culture, she aims to pursue a career specializing in art law.



Dustin Haigler (he/him)

Dustin is a second-year law student at Northeastern University School of Law and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Northeastern University Law Review. A classical percussionist, electronic musician, jazz organist, pianist, drummer, and harmonicist, Dustin holds a Bachelor of Music from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music from Boston University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Louisiana State University. He aims to use his legal education to provide support to artists in the recording industry. In his spare time, Dustin enjoys playing competitive Magic: The Gathering tournaments, maintaining a colony of Amano and Neocaridina shrimp, and working as an alpha and beta tester in the video game industry, finding and reporting software bugs before games are released to the public.


The Arts Administration Interns:

Shiyao Huang (she/her)

Originally from Shanghai, Shiyao is an international student in the Arts Management program at Boston University. Previously, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Education in China and worked as an Art Studio Manager and Academic Advisor for an educational organization. Having studied piano and calligraphy since she was a child, Shiyao has always been interested in the arts. Last year, she came to Boston to study, where she wanted to broaden her horizons by learning about different cultures and to start pursuing her career in the arts. She is particularly interested in arts education and hopes to have a career in the field. She also currently works as a gallery assistant at Abakus Project in SoWa. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, riding, and traveling.


Ursula Talbot (she/her)

Ursula is currently a second-year student at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in the Business of Creative Enterprises, with dual minors in Art History and Music History and Culture. Her background in music and theater performance has instilled in her a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling and its potential to advocate for positive social change and justice. She hopes to find a career in arts administration to continue supporting the creative community she’s found a home with. Ursula spends her free time at concerts, traveling & exploring, and baking.


These passionate interns are embarking on a journey to learn, grow, and contribute to the arts and legal communities. If you’re interested in joining the next class of interns, you can learn more about intern responsibilities and how to apply via or contact the affiliated person below. We are so excited to have this team on board, and we hope to see your application in the future! 


Art Law Internship
Luke Blackadar
Deputy Director
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
15 Channel Center St. Ste. 103
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 350-7600 x7011
[email protected]

Arts Administration Internship
Paige Roehrig
Development and Operations Manager
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103
Boston, MA
(617) 350-7600 x70142210
[email protected]

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