Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
More than 1,000 students in Upstate New York and Kenya have written letters to each other since Susan Bartkowski '90 founded a pen pal program connecting local school districts with the Ewaso Primary School in Kenya.
For her efforts, she was recently featured by the ABA Journal in its " Lawyers Giving Back" section. The ABA Journal described the program as "[teaching] and [promoting] positive global interaction, charity, understanding, and good friendships."
Bartkowski, a principal at Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C., in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a trustee for the Loisaba Community Conservation Foundation, which provides health, education and wildlife conservation support in Laikipia, a remote region of Kenya.
At Towne, Ryan & Partners, a firm with offices throughout Upstate New York and in Vermont, Bartkowski's areas of practice range from litigation and real estate to corporate and matrimonial law. She is also a board member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Upstate New York, as well as the Saratoga Film Forum.