About us

About Us

Jess Hofberger, Director
Jess Hofberger became Director of the Office in December, 2012. Jess received his J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2004. Following graduation he worked in Boise for Meuleman & Mollerup practicing in construction-related litigation, served as an Army Reservist in Operation Enduring Freedom, clerked for Justice Ronald Nehring of the Utah Supreme Court, practiced commercial litigation for Anderson Karrenberg, PC, in Salt Lake City, and served as Labor Counsel for the U.S. Army in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He received an undergraduate degree in insurance and risk management from the University of Wisconsin as the distinguished military graduate of 1996.

Jaclyn Powers, Career Counselor
Jaclyn Howell-Powers is a Career Counselor and joined the Professional Development Office in 2008. Prior to joining the college of law, she worked as a writer for the NIE section of the Deseret News and holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in European History. Her favorite part of career counseling is getting to know the students and watching them succeed professionally. Her guilty pleasures include browsing bookstores, watching horror flicks, and spending time with her two unruly dachshunds.

Megan Green, Career Counselor
Megan has been a career counselor since May 2012. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Following law school, Megan clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Monti Belot in Wichita, Kansas, and then for Judge Mary Briscoe of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Following her clerkships, Megan practiced employment litigation with a Kansas City law firm. Prior to joining the Professional Development Office, Megan worked for several years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in its Capital Habeas Unit, first in Phoenix and then here in Salt Lake City.

Christine Hashimoto, Professional Development Fellow
Christine Hashimoto is the Professional Development Fellow for the 2014-2015 school year. After getting her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organization Behavior and Human Resources, Christine came here to the U and is currently a third year law student. At the law school Christine has been involved as a student director of the Hartland Pro Bono Clinic, as well as competing on the National Moot Court team, and working as a research assistant. She is excited to work with the Professional Development office to help reach out to firms and companies across the world to let them know the rich talent that the S.J. College of Law has in store for them.