ISLAT Professionals

Lori B. Andrews, Director

Professor Lori B. AndrewsLori Andrews is a Distinguished Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent and Director of the Institute for Science, Law & Technology (ISLAT). Named one of National Law Journal's "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," Professor Andrews has been involved in setting policies for genetic and reproductive technologies both in the U.S. and abroad. She also has written a series of genetic thrillers, Sequence, The Silent Assassin and Immunity. She earned a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Read more



Andrew Stone, Research/Administrative Assistant

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Andrew Stone is a research and administrative assistant at the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. He received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2018. In his time at ISLAT, he has worked on projects involving predictive policing, data collection by medical apps, and sexism in the technology industry. 



Natasha Crespo, Research Assistant

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Natasha Crespo is a first-year law student, Dean's Honors Scholar, and a research assistant at the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. She graduated from Dominican University with a Master's in Library and Information Science. Her research interests include information access, data privacy, anti-discrimination law, and international humanitarian law. She is a member of the Cyber Security and Data Privacy Society, Student Humanitarian Network, Criminal Law Society, and Hispanic Latino Law Student Association.


Olivia Czupta, Research Assistant

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Olivia Czupta is a third-year law student and a research assistant at the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Loyola University Chicago and is pursuing a career as a corporate transactional attorney. In her time at ISLAT, she worked on an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court regarding cy pres awards and various research assignments relating to women, technology, and the law. 


Charlie Gandelman, Research Assistant

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Charlie Gandelman is a first-year law student, a research assistant at ISLAT, and a Dean's Honors Scholar. Prior to law school, he worked at BlackRock and the Brookings Institution in Doha, Qatar.  He graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.