2017-2018 Harvard ACS Board

President  |  Lauren Stanley 

Lauren is a 3L originally from Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. As an undergraduate, Lauren worked as a volunteer intern for Immigration Services at Catholic Charities and founded a mentoring program for college-bound youth at a local high school. After 1L, Lauren spent her summer at the Civil Rights Division at the D.O.J. in Washington, D.C., working on immigration related employment discrimination cases.  She spent her 2L summer at Latham & Watkins in Chicago. Outside of ACS, Lauren serves as a student attorney and training director for Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and is a Senior Article Editor on the Harvard Law and Policy Review.

Vice President  |  Tom Hughes 

Tom is a 3L from Walnut Creek, California. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy. After college, he worked in Sacramento as a Legislative Assistant in the California State Assembly and later for a labor union and then a lobbying firm. He spent his 1L summer at the Campaign Leal Center and his 2L summer at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and will be clerking on the Supreme Court of Hawaii after graduation. Tom is also a Congress Editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation and a member of the HLS Democrats.


Vice President  |  Hannah Klain

Hannah is a 2L at HLS, from Chevy Chase, Maryland. Hannah graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English Literature. Prior to coming to HLS, Hannah served in a variety of capacities to tackle civic challenges for political, non-profit, and for-profit entities. Immediately before law school, Hannah worked on the Surrogates Team of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign at its Brooklyn headquarters and was responsible for mobilizing elected officials, celebrities, and activists to travel around the country talking to voters about the issues and the candidate. Hannah’s principal area of interest has been voting rights and democracy promotion and she spent the summer after her 1L Year working at the ACLU and the Brennan Center. Outside of ACS, Hannah is a member of the Women’s Law Association Public Interest Committee and the Co-President of the Harvard Law School Democrats.

Secretary  |  Han Suh

Han is a 2L from Korea. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015 where she studied government and studio art. As an undergraduate, she worked at the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth. During her 1L summer, Han interned at the Community Legal Services and Counseling Center in Cambridge.



Treasurer  |  Becca Friedman

Programs Chair  |  Daniel Magalotti

Daniel is a 2L from Pittsburgh, PA.  He graduated from George Washington University in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in Middle East Studies.  After graduation, Daniel worked for the Defense Department at National Defense University in a partnership-building program with foreign military officers.  He spent his 1L summer in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  In addition to ACS, Daniel has been involved the Harvard Law and Policy Review and the HLS chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project.


Programs Chair  |  Emma Goold

Emma is a 2L from Portsmouth, Virginia. She graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Development Studies. Emma then taught elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi for four years. Before law school orientation even started, Emma came to an ACS welcome picnic, and the wonderful people she met there kept her coming back. She spent her 1L summer in Boston at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute learning about progressive policy advocacy. In addition to her role in ACS, Emma is an editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review, a Vice President of the HLS Urbanists, and an active member of the Prison Legal Assistance Program.

Director of 1L Reps  |  Marlan Golden

Marlan is a 2L from Pike Road, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a double major in History and Spanish. Before law school, he worked with a government relations consulting firm. He spent his 1L summer working in health law at Justice in Aging, a legal non-profit in Washington, D.C. Outside of ACS, Marlan is an editor and board member of the Harvard Journal on Legislation and is a mediator with the Harvard Mediation Program. Marlan previously served as a 1L section representative for Harvard ACS.


Director of Academics  |  Seth Motel

Seth is a 3L from Lincolnwood, Illinois. He graduated from Brown in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science. After college, Seth worked as a research analyst at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., focusing on domestic politics and demographic trends. He spent his recent summers at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (Housing and Civil Enforcement Section) and the ACLU of Massachusetts. On campus, Seth also serves as the student writing editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Director of Activism & Community Engagement  | Danielle Haley

Danielle Haley is a 2L from Long Island, New York. She attended the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York – Hunter College Campus. She majored in political science and minored in public policy, focusing on the ways politics and policy shape the criminal justice system. Danielle spent her 1L summer at the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice in Manhattan. In addition to her position with ACS, Danielle is an Online Editor and Senior Article Editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review. She is involved with the Prison Legal Assistance Project and Lambda.

Director of Alumni Relations & Careers  | Heath Hyatt

Director of Community Service |  Gianna Ceophas

Gianna is a 3rd year Joint Degree student from Clinton, MD. Gianna is pursuing a MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies as well as her JD at Harvard. She graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Economics and Political Science as well as a Masters in Economics. As an undergraduate, she focused on childhood literacy rates in Alabama as well as access to arts programs in public schools. She studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium focusing on international conflicts and worked abroad in Geneva, Switzerland at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. For the past two summers Gianna has worked at law firms in Washington, DC and Dallas, TX. Outside of ACS, Gianna serves as a Student Host to an LLM student at the law school and has been active in the Student Government Association.

Director of Educational Opportunities  |  Elisabeth Mabus

Director of Recruiting  |  Evan Tallmadge

Director of Educational Opportunities  |  Laura Bloomer

Laura is a 2L from Sugar Land, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with degrees in Government and Spanish. After college, Laura worked on President Obama’s reelection campaign and taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia. She is a joint degree student with Harvard Kennedy School. At HLS, she is a Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and Vice President of the JD/MPP Joint Degree Students organization.




Director of Social Affairs  |  Charlie Fletcher

Charlie is a 3L and a joint degree student in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Linguistics, Spanish, Anthropology, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Prior to law school, he worked for the World Bank and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. While at Harvard, he interned at the Gill Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.



Director of Mentorship & Membership  |  Leyla Salman

Director of Outreach  | Cecily Deng

Cecily is a 3L from Yangzhou, China. She moved to the US for law school after working for China’s global TV network (China Central Television) as a news anchor
and editor. Cecily studied journalism and communication in both undergraduate and graduate school, and interned for media/communication organizations in Beijing, Shanghai, Washington, D.C., and Geneva. After transitioning to the law, Cecily spent her 1L summer with Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP in Philadelphia, and 2L summer with Allen & Overy in New York. Cecily served the same position on the ACS board in her 2L year and cannot wait to continue making connections in the ACS community. Outside of ACS, Cecily is an enthusiastic member of the Parody.

Director of Policy  | Ian Eppler

Ian Eppler is a 2L from Bethesda, MD. During his 1L summer, he interned at the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General. In addition to his ACS role, he is an executive technical editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, a student attorney with the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Events Chair of the Progressive Jewish Alliance at Harvard Law School, and an intern at the Take Care blog. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and American Institutions from Brown University and worked as a Justice Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

Director of Professor & Practitioner Engagement  | Kaitlyn Gerber

Director of Student Outreach  |  Jane Jeong

Jane is a 3L from Bergen County, New Jersey.  She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics in 2011.  After college, she worked as an Investment Analyst at BlackRock in New York (2011-13) and at The World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. (2013-15).  Jane spent both her 1L and 2L summers at Skadden Arps, first as a 1L Scholar in New York and then as a Summer Associate in New York and Hong Kong.


Director of Supreme Court Moot Courts  |  Sarah Grant

Sarah is a 2L from Potomac, Maryland. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2011 with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Spanish. She subsequently earned a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge as a Fulbright Scholar and served for five years on active duty as a Marine Corps Intelligence Officer. She transitioned to the reserves in 2016 and interned in Vice President Biden’s National Security Affairs Office before starting at HLS. Sarah spent her 1L summer in the National Security Division at DOJ, and is currently the Submissions Editor for the Harvard National Security Journal, a columnist for Lawfare, and on the leadership team of a national veterans organization called Service to School.

Director of Trips – New York City  |  Jacob Glick

Jacob is a 3L from Long Island, New York. In 2015, he graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government and English. As an undergraduate, Jacob worked at a public defenders’ office in Queens County, working both on community engagement initiatives and legal research. He spent the summer after his 1L year working as an intern in the Civil Rights Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where we worked on issues of voting rights, consumer protection, and criminal justice. He spent his 2L summer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Outside of ACS, Jacob is the Vice President of the Harvard Law School Democrats, a Student Writing Editor on the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a student attorney with the Harvard Defenders.

Director of Trips – Washington, D.C.  |  Brandon Storm

Brandon is a 3L from Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Columbia University in 2012 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. After graduation, Brandon worked with individuals on public assistance in Brooklyn and later at a public interest organization focused on residential segregation in New York’s suburbs. He spent his 1L summer at the ACLU of Puerto Rico. He spent his 2L summer at Davis Polk, as well as the plaintiffs’ firm Hausfeld LLC, in both New York and Washington. Outside of ACS, Brandon has also been involved in Lambda and the Harvard Law and Policy Review.

Director of Trips – Washington, D.C.  |  Natalie Richie

Natalie is a 2L from Knoxville, TN. She graduated from Duke University with a major in Public Policy Studies and minors in Global Health and Arabic. Before law school, she worked as a reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer, and she spent her 1L summer at the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section. In addition to ACS, she is also on the boards of the Harvard Immigration Project and Women’s Law Association.




Director of Trips – Boston  | Paul Kominers

Paul is a 3L from Bethesda, Maryland and graduate of MIT.  Prior to law school, he worked at Democracy Works, a nonprofit which builds technology to make voting a simple and seamless experience for Americans.  Paul spent his 2L summer at Anderson & Kreiger, his 1L summer working in Governor Charlie Baker’s Office of Legal Counsel as a fellow of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, and his 2L J-term in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  Outside of his work with ACS, he is co-President of the Journal on Legislation and works with the HLS Urbanists, JLSA, and student government.

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