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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.