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Approach The Bench (ATB) Networks is a web-series accompanied by interviews, community outreach & more.  Browse our site for background on the team, social media posts, and more!


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Michael Pabon (@Mikey_Pabon)


Michael is a Bronx, New York native & proud graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he studied criminology/business. He has embarked on his journey into the legal field at Pace Law & will specialize in Entertainment/Corporate Law. He currently serves on the board of the Latin American Law Student Association and Millennial Energy Project.

Madison Shaff (@Maddieshaff)


Madison is a South Florida native and proud alumna of Florida State University. She studied environmental science and hopes to use this background in the environmental legal field upon graduation from Pace Law. At Pace Law, she serves on Student Bar Association board and works on projects for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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Abigael Monahan Negron (@Abi_Mnv)

Cast Member

Abigael was born in Lima, Peru but was raised in Ossining, NY. She is a proud alumna of Syracuse University, where she studied Political Science & Global Security Studies. Her first language is Spanish, and she hopes to use this as she pursues a J.D. from Pace Law, Immigration track. She serves on the board of the Latin American Law Student Association and is very active in her community.

Matt Mastrangelo (@MattMastrangelo)

Executive Producer

Matt grew up in Westchester County, NY. He graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cinema & Photography. He will be returning to Ithaca to pursue his MBA in Entertainment & Media Management in August 2021.

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Chris Osorio (@chrisisbrown)

Production Associate 

Christian is a videographer from Dutchess County, NY. He currently works as a video editor for 2 Market Media in NYC, as well as a freelance videographer/video editor. Christian graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science focusing on American Government. He is also a musician who has been playing and performing for the last 10 years.

John Manna (@JohnnyManna)

Production Co-Chair

John is from Stormville, New York. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2019 with a degree in Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology, he also minored in music. John is currently in his first year of Law School at Pace Law. Although interested in entertainment law, John also has a strong passion for political discourse and is excited to expand on that skill set with Approach the Bench.

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Chris Garino (@cgarino1106)

Production Co-Chair

Chris is from Long Valley, New Jersey. He graduated from Rider University in 2018 with a major in communication studies and a minor in film studies. Chris is currently in his second year at Pace Law with an interest in international law, entertainment, and intellectual property. He is hoping to apply his experience as a creative, and his experience in TV/Film to make Approach the Bench the best it can be.


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