Career Services Staff

Katherine Scannell, Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement



Kari Bellon, Events and Communications Coordinator, has worked for the Career Services Office since 2011 scheduling networking events, alumni speaker sessions and 1L professional conference attendees. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Business Administration from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.


Tanya Bishop, Administrative Assistant, handles the day to day flow of the CSO. Along with providing administrative support, she also coordinates video interviews with employers.



 Mollie Farrell, JD, JD Advisor, earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. She then practiced as a litigation associate with Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC before transitioning to the federal government. She spent three years in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Washington, DC. There she handled legal issues arising in criminal and immigration enforcement matters, such as undercover operations and financial crimes investigations. She then transferred to ICE's Office of the Chief Counsel in Chicago, spending four years litigating immigration cases on behalf of the federal government.  

Laura McLaughlin, JD, JD Advisor, received her juris doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1994, where she was an editor and author for the Journal of Dispute Resolution, part of UMC's nationally ranked dispute resolution program. She spent the majority of her law practice with small firms in St. Louis focusing on domestic, juvenile and general civil litigation. Her practice included participation in all aspects of discovery, settlements and trials as well as legal research and writing in those areas. During this time, she also accepted multiple appointments from the St. Louis County Circuit and Associate Circuit judiciary to serve as Guardian ad Litem. In addition, Laura was employed at a mid-sized law firm in Jefferson City as well as the St. Louis County Public Defender's Office. She is active with various fundraising and charitable committees in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Laura Conlee Russell, Data Coordinator, has been with the Career Services Office since 2011 and has been the Data Coordinator since 2012. She is responsible for tracking student placement, data and database management, and statistical reporting. Laura has a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa and is currently a graduate student here at Washington University in St. Louis.


Susan B. Schoen, JD, JD Advisor, earned her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996. She practiced as a litigation associate at a mid-size St. Louis law firm for several years where she was primarily engaged in defending healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions. During this time, she participated in all phases of pretrial discovery matters, trials, mediations, settlements and appellate review. She has also represented Registered Nurses in licensure matters pending before the Missouri State Board of Nursing and represented healthcare institutions in premises liability actions. Prior to attending law school, she obtained a BSN and worked as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Angela (Angie) Smith, Director, Operations, Diversity and Recruiting