Keeping up with our alumni
OLIVIA MACKIN (’97)
“I went to law school at University of Oregon after graduating from WSU in 1997. In 2000 I began working as a prosecutor for the state of Alaska. I spent two years in Bethel and the surrounding villages. In 2003 I became in-house counsel at an Alaska Native Corporation (formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) and left in 2008 to have my first child. I practiced privately (and sporadically) for the next five years. In 2013 I began practicing criminal defense in earnest for the law office of Paul Tony. We have a contract with the state to represent criminal defendants (adults and juveniles) who cannot be represented by the public defender agency because of conflicts of interest. We also represent parents who have had their children removed from their home by the Office of Children’s Services, and some of the older children who have been removed, pursuant to the same contract with the state. We have clients all over Alaska’s third and fourth judicial districts, so we handle cases in Bethel, Hooper Bay, Emmonak, Anchorage, Kenai, Palmer, Kodiak and Naknek.”
CRAIG BOWLING (’98)
With over 17 years of investigative experience as a federal agent, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Craig Bowling has spent the last 14 years conducting and supporting complex international terrorism investigations. Most recently, Special Agent Bowling concluded a 13 year investigation that resulted in arrests and convictions for offenses including terrorism and espionage. Special Agent Bowling also has investigative experience with counter-proliferation violations, narcotics smuggling, money laundering, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations, and child exploitation-related violations. Additionally, as a Computer Forensics Agent, Special Agent Bowling has conducted scores of digital forensic examinations and led numerous computer and Internet-related investigations. Special Agent Bowling has provided training to federal, state, and local law enforcement. He has testified in federal court as a subject matter expert and his research into computer and Internet-related crime has been published in peer reviewed academic journals. Special Agent Bowling holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Foreign Languages and Literatures and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, all from Washington State University. Special Agent Bowling is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven.