Fall 2017 – Web Extras

Fall 2017

Kalia Brooks


Patricia Ann Metzer was interviewed for a feature article in the June issue of the ABA (American Bar Association) Times. In the interview, Pat discussed her upbringing in South Jersey, falling in love with tax during law school, landing her first job in Boston, why she has enjoyed remaining a tax specialist for her entire career, among other things. Pat practices tax law with Vocovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP in Boston, MA. She is a long-serving member of the ABA Tax Section who has served in various leadership positions, including as chair of the Committee on Government Submissions (1993-1995), Council Director (1996-1999), Vice-Chair (Publications) and Editor-in-Chief of The Tax Lawyer (2000-2002). She also served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel at Treasury at the end of the Ford Administration and into the Carter Administration.  Pat also serves on the MFS School Committee. Read the article here


Kalia Brooks was featured in an ART NET story about female art curators who are changing the game. The article described her project of co-curating the 2016 edition of Jamaica Flux, a public art project from the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning that will bring site-specific work from 19 artists and collectives to unconventional locations along Jamaica Avenue in Queens. She also is collaborating with Hank Willis Thomas on the Philly Block Project, a year-long community-based photo project at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Kalia was formerly the exhibitions director at Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and, in 2015, curated a historically-minded art exhibition at the mayor’s home with New York’s Gracie Mansion Conservancy. Read the article here


Ben Spielberg, a research associate at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, co-authored an Op-Ed in the March 22 edition of The New York Times titled “Medicaid Work Rules Won’t Work.” It was a very significant piece to have published on the day of a show-down vote in Congress on the passage of the American Health Care Act to replace Obamacare. Read the article here.