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

Phone: 520-621-7668

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Heather Spielmaker

Heather Spielmaker

Assistant Dean for Career Development
Email | 520-621-9156

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.

Kaitlyn Quigley

Kaitlyn Quigley

Assistant Director, Career Development Office
Email | 520-621-5060

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.

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Meredith Wiggins

Senior Director, Career Development Office
Email | 520-626-6472

Meredith Wiggins is the Senior Director of Career Development for the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Before joining UA, she held the role of Assistant Director of Career Services and Judicial Clerkships at the University of Kansas School of Law's Office of Career Services, where she previously worked as a Career Counselor and Administrative Associate. In her time at KU Law, she counseled students individually and in groups, planned and executed career exploration and interview events, served as the office point person for judicial clerkships and JD Advantage roles, conducted alumni outreach, and assisted in collecting employment data for graduates and alumni. Born in Alabama, Meredith comes to Arizona by way of Lawrence, Kansas, where she lived for a decade after completing her Master's degrees in Literature (2012) and Women Studies (2013) at the University of Alabama. In addition to her time in legal career development, she also taught college writing for three years and worked in university career services.

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Grace Fenlason

Coordinator, Career Development Office
Email | 520-621-7668

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.