Alex is a 3L from New Jersey and a graduate of the University of Michigan. At HLS, he is a Managing Editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review and a member of the Tenant Advocacy Project. He spent his 1L summer as at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and worked this past summer at Paul, Weiss in New York and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Alex enjoys going to the beach, listening to music and collecting records, and spending time with his friends and family.
Alex is a 3L from Southold, NY. She graduated from Duke in 2014, majoring in public policy studies, and then served as a field artillery officer in the army prior to law school. She has lived on 4 continents and loves to travel. During 1L, she and her husband welcomed their first child, Palmer, the unofficial section 2 mascot. She enjoys serving as the token old lady in law school classes. During her 2L summer, she worked at both Goodwin and Wilson Sonsini in Boston. Outside law school, she spends her time with family. She loves to cook, try new restaurants, and cheer on the Blue Devils.
Aliyah is a 3L from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A proud first generation college graduate, she earned a degree in Government from Georgetown University in 2017. Before law school, she led the Prison Scholars Program at the D.C. Jail, which offered Georgetown University credit-bearing courses to incarcerated students. She also managed the Pivot Program, which provided reentry support and business and entrepreneurship training to recently released D.C. residents. At HLS, Aliyah is involved in the Black Law Student Association, First Class, and Defenders. She spent her 1L summer in the Trial Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She spent her 2L summer in the D.C. office of the trial boutique Wilkinson Stekloff, where she was a member of two trial teams. In her free time, Aliyah enjoys hosting brunch and dinner parties, playing field hockey, and listening to podcasts.
Ben is a 2L from Garrett County, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a major in Government & Politics and stayed for a Master’s in Public Policy in 2020. He worked in the Maryland state legislature as the chief of staff for a Western Maryland representative before attending law school. Ben has a keen interest in the sports industry, and has become involved with CSEL, JSEL, and HL Football at Harvard. He is also involved with HLC, CLSA, RAP, and the Admissions Fellows, and is co-founding an Appalachian student group. He joined the in-house team at DraftKings during his 1L summer. Ben can be found watching seven hours of commercial-free football on NFL RedZone on Sunday, commiserating the Washington Commanders’ loss on Monday, dealing for a home poker game on Tuesday, and hanging with friends every day.
Bolatito “Tito” Adetula is a 3L from Denville, NJ. She graduated from Cornell University where she majored in Industrial and Labor Relations and a minor in Information Science. Before law school, Tito worked at Morgan Stanley in their HR department. At HLS, Tito is involved in BLSA as a committee leader, the African Law Association, and the HLS Soccer team. During her 1L summer, she worked at Apple as a Product and Regulatory legal intern in Cupertino, CA. During her 2L summer, she worked at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Tito loves trying new restaurants, watching travel vlogs, and hanging out with friends!
Catherine is a rising 3L from Hollidaysburg, PA. She lived in New York City before law school and plans to return there after graduation. At HLS, she is a part of the Black Law Students Association and Caribbean Law Students Association. Outside of class, you can find her taking dance classes in Boston or cheffing it up here in Cambridge. You can also catch her watching Love Island, Bridgerton or Insecure!
Charlie Shorey is a 2L from Rome, Georgia. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Political Science, and spent time both as a paralegal, and as an English teaching assistant in Madrid, Spain before coming to HLS. At Harvard, Charlie is involved with the Harvard Mediation Program and Lambda. He spent his 1L summer at the Office of the Maine Attorney General, working in their Litigation and Natural Resource divisions. Outside of class, Charlie loves CrossFit, his daily visit to Simon’s Coffee Shop, and rooting nervously for the Auburn Tigers.
Christine is a 2L from the Washington D.C. area. She graduated from Williams College (go Ephs!) with a Political Economy major and Public Health concentration. After college, she researched international public opinion and race and ethnicity in the U.S. at Pew Research Center for four years and was an SEO Law Fellow. At HLS, Christine is involved in Defenders (student practice organization) as a training director, BLSA as a committee leader, the Civil Rights, Civil Liberties Law Review as a Solicited Content Editor, and the African Law Association. Last summer, Christine worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington D.C. and the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia. In her free time, she loves reading poetry, dancing, visiting art museums, hiking, eating good food, and finding the best chai latte around.
Dave is a 2L from central Massachusetts. He graduated from West Point in 2013 with a degree in political science, and then served as an infantry and intelligence officer in the army prior to law school. During his 1L summer he worked as a policy aide in the Massachusetts Senate with a focus on state veterans benefit reform and ensuring equitable access to maternal health resources. Outside of law school he performs with cover bands and dotes on his beloved cat, Learned Paw.
Debbie is a 3L from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a degree in Government and Psychology. Before law school, Debbie worked in San Francisco as a legal analyst at a litigation boutique working on high-profile commercial disputes. After realizing that litigation is not so lit after all, she pivoted into corporate law, spending her 1L summer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Chicago and 2L summer at Cravath Swaine & Moore in London and New York. On campus, Debbie is a member of First Class and the Vice President of Fun for the West Coast Club. She is also a member of APALSA and KAHLS. In her free time, Debbie enjoys hot pilates, A24 films, TikTok, and exploring the Cambridge/Somerville food and bar scene.
Edith is a 2L from Accra, Ghana. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in International Relations and French, and a certificate in African Studies. Before law school, she spent a year as a corporate immigration paralegal at Fragomen and then two years with an immigration legal aid non-profit, ImmigrationHelp.org. On campus, Edith has been involved with Advocates for Human Rights, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Francophone Society, and the Women’s Law Association. She is also a member of First Class and HBLSA, and Co-President of the Harvard African Law Association. She spent 1L summer working with a law and development non-profit in Washington D.C. on international trade issues. In her free time, she writes fiction and blogs about books on her bookstagram account.
Fares is a 2L from Nashville, TN. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology and a Minor in Arabic. During his time at Vanderbilt, Fares co-founded a nonprofit called “Launch Mentorship” that supports students from marginalized communities. During his time at HLS, Fares has been an active member of BLSA, MLSA, and Harvard Defenders. Fares spent his 1L summer as a Charles J. Beard Fellow at Foley Hoag LLP. During his free time, Fares enjoys playing and watching most sports, listening to music, and spending time with friends.
Gene is a 3L who was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in New England. A veteran of the South Korean Army, Gene graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a degree in Social Studies. Prior to law school, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York. At HLS, Gene is involved with the Harvard International Law Journal and KAHLS. He spent his 1L summer at the North Carolina Solicitor General’s office, and split his 2L summer between Covington & Burling (DC) and Susman Godfrey (NY). Outside of school, he enjoys watching the Premier League (Come On You Spurs!) and is actively working on his pickleball game.
Haley Florsheim – She/Her – Section 6
Haley is a 2L from Wisconsin. She graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2018 with a major in International Politics and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Before law school, Haley spent time working on a political campaign in Wisconsin, completing an English teaching grant in Salvador, Brazil, and working at two health-related nonprofit organizations. At HLS, Haley is involved with the Tenant Advocacy Project and the Harvard Law & Policy Review. Haley spent her 1L summer at Democracy Forward in Washington, D.C. Her professional interests include health and gender equity work, as well as efforts to strengthen democratic processes. Outside of work and school, she enjoys running, painting (hyperrealistic watercolor), and baking sourdough bread.
Ishita is a 3L from Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2015 with a double major in Indigenous Studies and English Literature. She then moved to NYC to pursue a Masters in Human Rights at Columbia University, focusing on Indigenous rights and corporate accountability. Along the way, she fell into the world of development finance and spent 4.5 years in Washington D.C. directing policy advocacy at the International Accountability Project, an international human rights organization. At HLS, Ishita has been a Research Assistant and involved with the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard International Law Journal. Ishita spent her 1L summer at EarthRights International and split her 2L summer between Arnold & Porter LLP in NYC and Foley Hoag LLP’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department in D.C. In her free time, Ishita loves listening to audiobooks, dancing, trying out neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants, dabbling in interior design, and watching Bob’s Burgers.
Jason is a 2L from Clinton, New Jersey. He graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a major in psychology and minors in computer science and Spanish. Before law school, he worked for three years as a strategy consultant in Washington, DC. At HLS, Jason is an Admissions Fellow and is involved with First Class, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Equal Democracy Project, Lambda, and the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP). During his 1L summer, Jason worked for the Campaign Legal Center, focusing on voting rights, redistricting, and other pro-democracy litigation. In his spare time, he loves competing in HLS intramurals, listening to podcasts, and binging garbage TV shows.
Jesse is a 2L from Lakewood, CA. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Political Science and Economics & Accounting. Before law school, Jesse worked at a Y Combinator start-up and at the World Economic Forum. After that, he pursued a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. At HLS, Jesse is involved with Asian Pacific Law Student Association (APALSA), Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT), and the West Coast Club, and serves as a Research Assistant. He spent his 1L summer at the ACLU of Michigan in Detroit. In his free time, he enjoys being a foodie, playing basketball and soccer, browsing Hodinkee (and other horology forums/sites), and supporting the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jheri’ is a 2L from Houston, Texas. She graduated from Yale University with a Psychology major. Before starting at HLS, she worked in New York City in marketing at Google. At HLS, Jheri’ is a member of both the Black Law Students Association and the Women’s Law Association. She spent her 1L summer at Weil in New York City. Jheri’ loves watching mindless television, trying new restaurants, going to museums, and spending quality time with her friends.
Josh Alpert is a 3L from Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Moorpark College with an A.A. history and sociology before transferring to U.C. Berkeley where he graduated with a B.A in history. During his time in college, Josh was involved in competitive collegiate debate, saying many whacky things at ludicrous speed. At HLS, Josh serves as the Director of Advocacy for the Disabled Law Students Association (“DLSA”), Executive Managing Editor for Operations for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (“CR-CL”), a Research Assistant for Professors Crystal Yang and Michael Ashley Stein, and as a Student Attorney for Harvard Defenders. Furthermore, during his 2L year Josh participated in the Judicial Process Clinic where he had the amazing opportunity to intern for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He spent his 1L summer interning for the Disability Rights Section for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. During his 2L summer, Josh served as a litigation intern for both the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the MacArthur Justice Center. In his free time, you can find him: reading post-modern philosophy, playing chess, PC gaming, watching all the shows, and baking.
JC is a 2L from Miami, Florida. He graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a B.A. in Molecular & Cellular Biology. Prior to law school, he was a Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research and an SEO Law Fellow at Milbank in New York. He spent his 1L summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. On campus, he is involved with the Harvard Business Law Review, the Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law, and La Alianza; he is also a proud alum of Section 5. JC is a lifelong South Florida sports fan, and also follows Real Madrid and F1 closely. He enjoys running, cooking, and exploring art museums. In his free time, you can find JC discovering new pizza spots, hosting dinner parties, and trying to visit all 30 MLB ballparks!
Kunal is a 3L from Flower Mound, TX. He graduated from Columbia University where he studied Political Science and Economics. Before coming to law school, he worked in consulting for two years while living in Brooklyn. At HLS, Kunal has been involved with the Equal Democracy Project, Election Law Clinic, and Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He spent his 1L summer as a legal fellow in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office. When he’s not reading casebooks or stuck on the T, you can find him baking cookies, watching his Dallas Mavericks, and searching for the perfect bagel.
Lauren is a 2L from Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Stanford University in 2017, after which she spent a year as a researcher at a D.C.-based defense contractor. Lauren then decided to move to rural Jordan, where she spent two years teaching English and coaching varsity swimming (despite never having been a swimmer herself) at a Jordanian high school. After two years in Jordan and a summer in Lebanon, Lauren moved to New York, where she earned her master’s degree in international security studies from Columbia University. She then decided that she just really wanted to spend 3 more years doing homework and applied to HLS! Lauren spent her 1L summer interning in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism. When she isn’t in class or helping out on the national security law journal at HLS, Lauren loves hanging out with friends, traveling, hiking, swimming, reading (usually a mix of trashy romance novels and military history tomes) and playing with her cat, Mittens.
Layla is a 3L, raised in Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Before law school, Layla worked as a backpacking trip leader in Iceland, completed a traveling fellowship in Spain, and worked as a baker for a ski lodge in Utah. At HLS, she is a teaching fellow for Torts, an EIC for CR-CL, and a co-chair of the Shattering the Ceiling Committee for WLA. Layla spent her 1L summer at the Federal Defenders of EDNY. She spent her 2L summer at Susman Godfrey and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, weightlifting, playing soccer, reading, and cooking with friends.
Maddy is a 3L from Dallas, TX. She graduated from Georgetown (go Hoyas!) as a Psychology and English major. Before attending law school, she worked as an assistant buyer for Bloomingdales as a member of their corporate development program. At Harvard, Maddy is a member of WLA, JLG, HLEP, and HALB. She spent her 1L summer working for a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York. During her 2L summer, Maddy worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. In her free time, Maddy enjoys sports documentaries, yoga, the New York Knicks, any and all racquet sports, baking, flag football, and long walks along the Charles river.
Maleeha is a 3L from Westchester, New York. She graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with majors in English and Political Science. Before law school, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Spain and then worked as an analyst at a law firm in New York for two years. At HLS, Maleeha has been involved with various activities within the education and youth law community, including Advocates for Education, the Youth Advocacy Fellows Program, and the Education Law Clinic. She spent her 1L summer working at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the General Counsel and her 2L summer at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and reading and watching all things Jane Austen.
Michel Li is a 3L from San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a major in Government. Before coming to HLS, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Seattle. At HLS, Michel is involved with First Class, APALSA, and does research for professors. She spent her 1L summer interning with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights in their Seattle enforcement office. She split her 2L summer between the Federal Public Defender in the District of Hawai’i and the Medical Legal Partnership for Children in Hawai’i, where she worked on education law issues. In her spare time, you can find Michel cooking new recipes, cautiously cuddling with her cat, or facetiming her sisters. Please feel free to reach out with any and all questions!
Miranda is a 2L from Miami, Florida. She graduated from NYU in 2019 with a double major in Public Policy and History. Prior to law school, she worked as a Legal Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York and was an SEO Law Fellow at Sullivan & Cromwell. She spent her 1L summer at Simpson Thacher in New York. On campus, Miranda is involved with La Alianza, the Harvard Association for Law & Business, and the Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law; she is also a very proud alum of Section 7. In her free time, you can find Miranda taking ballet classes at the Harvard Dance Center, going for long walks with friends, baking, or exploring the nearest art museum!
Mohini is a 3L from Colorado. She graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2019 and was admitted to HLS through the Junior Deferral Program, suspiciously missing all of the Covid Zoom School of Law years. In between undergrad and HLS, she taught high school mathematics and developed very high tolerance for nonsense that has served her well. At HLS, Mohini participates in Mock Trial team and is the President of the Human Rights and Business Association. During her 1L summer, she worked at a nonprofit based out of Mexico City (PODER) and learned how to read and write Spanish appeals in the Mexican Amparo Court challenging the constitutionality of mining corporations’ activities in Rio Sonora. During her 2L summer, she split between a plaintiff’s firm (Burns Charest), an ECVC firm (Gunderson Dettmer), and the Colorado PD’s office. She is generally interested in pursuing cyberlaw/corporate governance/startup work after law school but has yet to figure out the specifics. Outside of school, Mohini enjoys learning new languages/practice the ones she knows (Hindi/Spanish), tutoring, chatting with her sister Rohini, travelling, and venturing out of Cambridge to try new restaurants.
Molly is a 2L from Los Angeles. She graduated from Harvard in 2018, double majoring in Computer Science and Government. Prior to HLS, Molly worked as a privacy and cybersecurity engineer at Palantir and Cloudflare in New York and London. At Harvard, Molly has been involved with the National Security Law Association and Journal for Law and Technology, as well as research for Professor Jonathan Zittrain. Molly spent her 1L summer working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. As for her non-school interests, Molly is always seeking new running route or restaurant recommendations (because life is about balance, of course).
Nick Gonzalez is a 3L from Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University at Albany, SUNY in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a corporate paralegal at Cooley and was an SEO Law Fellow at Cleary Gottlieb in New York. At HLS, Nick is the Co-President of the Harvard Association for Law and Business, Executive Sponsorship Chair for the Harvard Business Law Review, Treasurer of the Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law, and Co-President of HL Central. During his time at HLS, he was also involved in the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, Journal of Law and Technology, and La Alianza. Nick spent his 1L summer at Cooley, and split his 2L summer between Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Cooley in New York. In his free time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, watching TikTok, going to Barry’s Bootcamp, and hanging out with friends.
Nithin is a 3rd year JD/MPP from Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a BS in neuroscience and a minor in jazz guitar performance. Before law school, he worked in the Maryland General Assembly as chief of staff for a Democratic State Center. At Harvard, he is involved with the Equal Democracy Project, JoL, JOLT, CRCL, and HGSU-UAW. Nithin spent the last two summers with Free Speech For People, and the Maryland Attorney General’s Civil Division. In his free time, Nithin loves listening to/making music and running.
Noah is a 3L from Woodbury, Minnesota. He graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a major in political science and a minor in history. Before law school, Noah worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, specializing primarily in healthcare work. At HLS, Noah is a board member for the Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP), a Lambda member, and a TF for 1L Civil Procedure. He has also been involved with the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Equal Democracy Project, and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. Noah worked for Ben Crump Law doing plaintiffs’-side civil rights work during his 1L summer and for Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis during his 2L summer. His academic passion is legal history, and he gets to indulge in that passion as a research assistant for Professor Michael Klarman. In his free time, he loves playing basketball and spending time with his parents’ four cats.
Rachel is a 3L hailing from Hong Kong. She graduated from Harvard College in 2019. Before law school, she spent a year living in Tokyo working as a teacher. After that, she pursued a Master’s in Global Governance in Diplomacy at Oxford University but failed to leave the UK with a convincing British accent. At HLS, Rachel was president of her section (the best one – go Section 4!). She has also mastered the art of walking backwards by leading campus tours as an Admission Fellow. Outside of HLS, Rachel teaches art history and appreciation to high schoolers at the Harvard Art Museums as part of their Graduate Student Teacher program. Rachel spent her 1L summer working for the General Counsel of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she was very sad to learn that lowly interns do not, in fact, get invited to the Met Gala. She spent her 2L summer as a summer associate at Davis Polk. She is interested in studying the intersection of the arts and the law and enjoys museum-hopping, thrifting, biking, and dancing ballet (albeit very poorly!).
Regan Hawkins is a 2L from Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 2022, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with majors in Legal Studies and Psychology and certificates in Criminal Justice and Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies. While at UW, Regan worked as a Research Methods teaching assistant and participated in various mentorship and criminal justice reform organizations. At HLS, Regan is a member of the Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Women’s Law Association, and the Alliance for Reproductive Justice. She spent her 1L summer working for the Committee for Public Counsel Service’s Youth Advocacy Division, doing public defense work for clients who allegedly committed offenses as children, and is now participating in the Child Advocacy Clinic. In her free time, she likes to hike, paint, listen to podcasts, try new restaurants and bars, and watch documentaries!
Rosalind Chavier is a 2L who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2022, where she studied Economics and Foreign Affairs. At HLS, she was a Research Assistant for a professor at HKS, served as the Executive Submissions Editor for the Journal on Legislation, was a member of La Alianza (now Alumni Relations Chair), and was a part of the WLA Women in Washington Committee. During her 1L summer, Rosalind worked at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Appellate Section in Washington, DC. She will spend her 2L summer at Latham & Watkins. In her free time, she enjoys pilates and strength training, baking, and spending time with friends.
Samantha is a 2L from Florida. She graduated from John’s Hopkins University with a double major in Anthropology and International Studies. She spent a year in her hometown doing immigration law before starting at HLS. At HLS, Samantha was Line Editor with JOLT and is the Internal Affairs Director for DLSA. She has also been involved with Lambda, the CyberLaw Clinic, and the Women’s Law Association. She spent her 1L summer working at Fisher Potter Hodas PL. Samantha enjoys hanging out her ESA, a toy poodle named Chess, lounging in coffee shops, or playing cozy video games.
Serena is a 2L from San Diego, CA (though she has previously lived in Seattle, WA, and Raleigh, NC!). Serena graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in Political Science and History, and a minor in Classics. She then moved to Washington D.C. to work for the National Women’s Law Center, a gender justice nonprofit. At HLS, Serena is involved with the Harvard Mediation Program, Journal of Law & Gender, and Harvard Civil-Rights Civil-Liberties Law Review. Serena spent her 1L summer at the ACLU of DC, working on LGBTQ+ discrimination cases, and incarcerated peoples’ rights, and is interested in employment law and the intersection between law and history. She loves hanging out with her cat, Darcy, reading cozy science-fiction novels, hosting dinner parties, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Sukhmani is a 2L from Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from Cornell University in 2021 with majors in History and Government and minors in Inequality Studies and Law & Society. At HLS, Sukhmani is involved in the Harvard Human Rights Journal, Harvard First Class, Harvard Women’s Law Association and Harvard Africa Law Association. Previously, she was also part of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) and HLS advocates. She is a TA for Civil Procedure this fall. Sukhmani spent her 1L summer at Reprieve in London, doing international anti-death penalty work. In her free time, Sukhmani enjoys star-gazing, baking, and spending time in nature.
Tara is a 3L from Johnston, Iowa. She graduated from Emory University where she studied International Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Law. At HLS, she serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal, President of the Central and Southeastern Europe Law Student Association, and is involved with Harvard Defenders, the Harvard Immigration Project, Lambda, the Women’s Law Association. Tara’s academic interests are largely focused on immigration law and justice in both domestic and international settings. She spent her 1L summer at the Asylum Protection Center (Belgrade, Serbia), and split her 2L summer between Mayer Brown LLP and the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration. In her free time, Tara loves gardening, long runs far away from campus, tracking the Denver Nuggets incredible basketball season, and preparing for Halloween (which is a year-long process).
Vanessa is a 3L born in Boston, MA and raised in Coral Springs, FL. She graduated from Duke University in 2019 with degrees in public policy and education. After Duke, she went to work as a diversity & inclusion professional at Goldman Sachs in Dallas, TX, where she focused on driving sustainable diversity & inclusion strategies for the Hispanic/Latinx community at the firm and beyond. Vanessa’s academic interests primarily focus on the intersection of law, education, and policy. At HLS, Vanessa is involved with First Class, La Alianza and is the Co-President of Advocates for Education. She is also a resident tutor at Cabot and will make sure to tell you how much she loves it! In her free time, she loves to read romance novels, watch Marvel movies, play IM sports, eat Colombian food, and mentor students.
Wesley is a 2L from Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Duke University in 2022 with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Religious Studies. At HLS, Wesley is involved in APALSA on the conference committee, HIPLA as the Director of Sponsorship, and HLSAA as the treasurer. During his 1L summer, he worked for Kirkland & Ellis in DC with a focus on IP Litigation. In his free time, Wesley loves to read science-fiction, attempt to cook, and act like he knows more about sports than he does.
William is a 3L from Newton, Iowa. After graduating as a history major from the Naval Academy, he served as a submarine officer for six years. He trained in nuclear engineering in Charleston, SC before serving on several submarines in Washington state. During his 1L summer, he worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Enforcement Division. This last summer, he was at a small firm in Eastern Iowa practicing in a variety of areas. Outside of law school, William enjoys biking, spending time with his daughter Charlotte (3) and son Theodore (2), and watching cooking videos. One day he may even use some of the culinary knowledge he has acquired.