Global Sports Advocates welcomed three summer interns on May 15, 2023. Laura LaVigne, Madeline Maday, and Alyssa Rodarte will be working with attorneys Paul Greene and Matthew Kaiser to advocate for professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes, as well as coaches, teams, executives, and other sports stakeholders.
"Our summer internship program is a vital part of what we do, and we are very excited to welcome Laura, Madeline, and Alyssa into the GSA family," Matthew Kaiser said.
Laura LaVigne is a J.D. candidate at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. She is a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Colorado Bar Association, and Student Trial Lawyer Association.
Laura earned her B.S. in Criminology and her B.S. in Psychology from Penn State University in 2022. As an undergrad, she was a Provost Scholarship recipient, a member of Parmi Nous Honor Society, and a member of Empowering Women in Law.
A former student-athlete, Laura held several leadership positions on the Penn State women’s rugby team, most recently serving as President from January 2021 to December 2021. Since August 2022, she has been a member of the Colorado Gray Wolves rugby football club.
Madeline Maday is a J.D. candidate at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. She is a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient, a member of Villanova Law Students Against Sexual Violence, and a writer for the Villanova Law Sports Blog.
Madeline received her B.A. in Political Science and American Politics from Emory University in 2019. As an undergrad, she was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority President, and Sexual Assault Peer Advocates Co-President.
A former student-athlete, Madeline played on Emory University’s varsity softball team, which was named UAA Conference Champion in 2016, 2018, and 2019. From 2019 to 2022, she was Head Varsity Softball Coach at Detroit Country Day School.
Alyssa Rodarte is a J.D. candidate at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. She is a 1L Representative on the Honor Board, Events Chair for the Sports Law Society, a member of the Latin American Law Students Association, and a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
In 2021, Alyssa earned an M.S.L.B. (Master of Sports Law and Business) from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communications from Arizona State University in 2019.
Alyssa was an intern for the Society of American Baseball Research in 2021. As an intern, she edited baseball game stories covering historical events and assisted in the production of SABR’s Analytics Conference.