Mariya Topolyanskaya is a third year student. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Natural Sciences, Psychology, and Environmental Studies from Case Western Reserve University. In Summer 2011, she was a clerk at the Housing Division of the Cleveland Municipal Court. That Fall she was an extern at the City of Cleveland Department of Law. She was also Secretary of the Christian Legal Society 2011-2012. She is currently a clerk at Shapiro, Marnecheck, Riemer & Palnik, a small firm that mainly does Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury law.