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Meet the faces that make The Lex Fellowship a reality!

J.P. Toste


J.P. has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  Native to the Azores Islands in Portugal, J.P. co-founded The Lex Fellowship and has been involved with study abroad programs for almost a decade in different capacities.


Eric Niehaus

Program Director

Eric is a native of Ohio and graduated with honors from Miami University, where he founded and led a consulting firm. He then worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, primarily consulting for the Department of Defense in the Pentagon. He leads admissions at the Lex Fellowship.


Andrea Leal

Associate - WASHINGTON, DC

Andrea is a licensed attorney from Monterrey, Mexico. She was part of the Yale University’s Visiting International Student Program during her junior year and graduated from the Honors Program at Tec de Monterrey in 2017 with a Bachelors in Law. She has previously worked at Santamarina y Steta, A.C. and KPMG as a corporate attorney.


Sydney Shufelt


Sydney graduated from Houghton College in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. She is currently on her second year of law school at the American University Washington College of Law. She currently writes for the American University Business Law Review and is also as member of the Moot Court.


Gregg Brandyberry


Gregg Brandyberry is President of Rapid Deployment Procurement Excellence, Inc., and is formerly the Senior VP Market Operations for FedBid, Inc and Senior Advisor for A.T. Kearney Procurement and Analytic Solutions organization, as well as Vice President Procurement of Global Systems and Operations at GlaxoSmithKline.


Mark Thompson

Senior Legal Advisor

Mark is a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law, and currently operates as a Development Manager & Associate Corporate Counsel, providing tailored strategic advice on entity formation and structuring, securities and fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property. Mark structures and executes Lex Fellows' legal pre-training.


Paul Matthews


Paul Matthews is an Retired Operations Executive and Chief Supply Chain officer. His 40 year career included roles at Bain & Company, Accenture, Limited Brands and LEK. His most recent position was Executive Vice President and Chief Supply chain Officer for Topco Associates LLC an $15 billion, privately held food cooperative. Paul's 40+ years of experience focused on developing, executing and leading operations, manufacturing, and supply chain strategies around the world for Fortune 100 companies.