2018-2019 Board of Student Advisers
Gabi is a 3L born and raised in Edmonton, Canada. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2016 with a degree in English and went straight through to law school. At HLS, Gabi has been involved with the Prison Legal Assistance Project and the Journal of Legislation. She spent her 1L summer in Chicago eating obscene amounts of deep dish and working at the City of Chicago Law Department, and her 2L summer in DC eating obscene amounts of everything and working at Kirkland & Ellis. She loves napping, cheese, and Bob’s Burgers (in that order).
Rachel is a 3L from Sacramento, California (Go Kings!) She majored in Political Science at UC Berkeley and worked as a paralegal in a plaintiffs’-side labor and employment firm in San Francisco for two years before coming to HLS. While at HLS, Rachel has worked as a research assistant in the Access to Justice Lab, an Article Selections Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal, a Senior Editor on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and a member of the Harvard Immigration Project. During her 1L summer, Rachel worked at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office in their Labor and Employment division. For her 2L summer, Rachel worked at the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Rachel spends her free time experimenting with recipes on the NY Times Cooking App, attempting to be fit and keep up with her better-coordinated friends in dance and spin classes, and just generally being obsessed with Soma, the husky that she lives with!
Elizabeth, a 2L, grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She studied English and economics at Brown but spent most of her time working for the Brown Daily Herald. Elizabeth worked in fixed income for Goldman Sachs Asset Management for three years in New York before law school. At HLS, Elizabeth has been involved with the Tenant Advocacy Project, the Mississippi Delta Project, and Environmental Law Review. She spent her 1L summer in the Criminal Fraud Section at the Department of Justice, focusing on securities and financial fraud. In her free time, Elizabeth loves rock climbing, doing yoga, playing with her dog, reading actual books, and cooking.
Kevin is a 2L from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in environmental studies and worked for two years as a paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York before coming to law school. At HLS, he is Co-President of the Environmental Law Society and a member of APALSA and the Environmental Law Review. During his 1L summer, Kevin worked as a legal intern at Conservation Law Foundation, a Boston-based environmental advocacy organization. He enjoys playing viola and guitar, exploring cities on foot, and eating burritos.
Maylynn is a 2L from Vancouver and Shanghai. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a degree in Business and worked in management consulting in New York before coming to law school. At HLS, she is also involved in APALSA and the WLA. Maylynn spent her 1L summer at the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis. She enjoys spin classes, iced lattes, cheesy rom-coms, and all things basic.
Todd is a 3L from California, but New York City is now home. He went to college in San Diego, graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2011 with a degree in literature and religion. He received his M.A. in theology from Union Theological Seminary in 2014. Before coming to law school, he completed an AmeriCorps term and worked for two years in higher education fundraising. Todd spent his 1L summer working at the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project and his 2L summer at WilmerHale in New York. He splits his time between Cambridge and Brooklyn, where returns regularly to cook pizza for friends and watch movies on the couch with his husband.
Warren is a 2L from San Luis Obispo, California. He graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a degree in Near Eastern Studies, and then worked for two years as a Project Analyst in Mintz Levin’s Boston office prior to law school. At HLS, Warren is involved with the Prison Legal Assistance Project and the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He spent his 1L summer enjoying the sun (and distinct lack of East Coast humidity) in San Diego while working at the SDCA U.S. Attorney’s Office. In his free time, he enjoys pickup basketball, board game nights, playing FIFA with friends, and watching his beloved, chronically uncompetitive San Diego Padres.
Born in San Francisco, CA, and raised in London and on Long Island, Edward graduated in 2012 from Yale University with a Bachelor’s in History. Hungry for more obscure trivia knowledge, he then pursued a Masters of Philosophy in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge. Before starting law school, Edward was a writer and researcher at The Atlantic magazine, assisting in the development of numerous cover stories and writing a few articles of his own. At HLS, Edward is co-president of the Jewish Law Students Association, editor for the Harvard National Security Journal, and member of the Prison Legal Assistance Project. He spent his 1L summer working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan and his 2L summer at Debevoise & Plimpton, also in New York City. Edward enjoys running, trivia, and explaining why Rogue One is a bad movie. Carly Rae Jepsen’s EMOTION is a triumph of human artistry.
Becca is a 2L from Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from Yale in 2015 with a BA in Political Science, she worked on the 2016 US Senate race in Pennsylvania. She spent her 1L summer at the Washington State Solicitor General’s Office in Olympia. At HLS, she has been involved in the Environmental Law Review and the Law and Policy Review. Becca enjoys running, ice cream, coffee shops, Duke basketball, and (searching for) sunshine.
Anna Gee is a 3L from Sammamish, WA. She graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT in 2016 with a BA in English and a minor in economics. Between her junior and senior years at BYU, Anna spent two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While at HLS, Anna has served as a student attorney in the Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, the Harvard Homelessness Coalition, and the Criminal Justice Institute. She is also a line editor for the Journal on Legislation and a volunteer for Harvard’s youth homeless shelter, Y2Y. She spent her 1L summer in the Special Litigation Section of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and her 2L summer in the criminal practice of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. She spends her free time with ice cream, music, and great law school friends.
Mikaela is a 2L from Los Angeles, CA, who is still getting the hang of writing about herself in the third person. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in philosophy, and spent the summer between college and law school trying to master the art of poaching an egg. She is still working on it. At HLS, Mikaela spends an inappropriate amount of her time on the Mock Trial team. She is also involved with organizations that work with real people instead of pretend ones, like PLAP and HLPR. She spent her 1L summer working in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, improv comedy, and true crime podcasts.
Omid, a 2L, was born in Iran. When he was 7, unbeknownst to him, his parents decided to move the family to LA, which was, by all accounts, a great decision. Omid then decided to go to the other great city in the United States, New York (sorry SF fans), for college. After graduating NYU with a degree in Politics (whatever that means), Omid spent two years as a paralegal at Sullivan & Cromwell before coming to HLS. Here at HLS, he is the Chair of the Mental Health Committee of First Gen Students and on the board for the Accessibility Committee. He also plays for the Section 5 intramural basketball and football teams. Omid spent his 1L summer at the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. In his free time, Omid likes binge watching TV shows and trying to find somewhere good to eat in Boston. (So far, not much luck. Omid really misses New York.)
Alicia is a 3L from Southern California. She studied East Asian Studies, International Relations, and Communications at the University of Southern California. Prior to coming to law school, she joined Teach for America and spent two years teaching Biology to high school students with special needs in South Central Los Angeles. She has been involved with APALSA, WLA, and the Journal of Law and Technology. She spent her 1L summer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California and her 2L summer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys daydreaming about her future pet, and watching cooking demonstration videos, but never actually completing the cooking.
Chloe is a 3L who grew up just outside Denver at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. After studying international relations and politics at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA, she finally made it all the way to the Atlantic. She spent her 1L summer interning with Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Judiciary Committee staff in Washington, DC, and her 2L summer at Wiley Rein, also in the District. At HLS, she devotes herself to writing and acting for Parody, eating Friday dinners with HLSCF, and corralling subciters for JoL. She loves fiction writing, social dancing, everything Joss Whedon, and generally being a nerd.
Kendall is a 3L from Keene, Texas who graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. At HLS, Kendall is involved in the Harvard Black Law Students Association and is a Teaching Assistant for Professor Carfagna’s Advanced Contract Drafting. Kendall spent his 1L summer working with the Boston Consulting Group out of the Philadelphia office. He spent his 2L year working with the Boston Celtics and his summer working with Davis Polk & Wardwell out of the DC office. In his free time, Kendall enjoys golf, going to the gym, and most of all spending time with his wonderful wife and son.
Jacqueline Kang is a 3L from Los Angeles who majored in International Studies of Economics at UCSD. Before law school, she interned with the U.S. Office of Diversity and Inclusion and OCA – APA Advocates. At HLS, Jaq has been involved in PLAP, APALSA, Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, and Harvard Law & Policy Review. Jaq spent her 1L summer beach-ing in LA (while dropping in at Gibson Dunn on the weekdays) and her 2L summer traveling through New York and Korea with Cleary Gottlieb. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, singing, reading fiction, and traveling.
Jennifer Kim is a 2L from Orange County, CA. She graduated from Harvard College in 2012, concentrating in Sociology and with a citation in French. She then moved to New York to do Teach for America, teaching elementary school in East Harlem for five years. At HLS, Jennifer spent her time with the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Harvard Immigration Project, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Women’s Law Association, and West Coast Law Students Association. She is currently co-President of APALSA and your friendly neighborhood Gropius RA. She spent her 1L summer interning at The Legal Aid Society in the Juvenile Rights Program. Jennifer will always be ready to binge watch reality tv with you, take dance classes together, and talk all things Lakers!
Karim is a 3L from Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Cornell University in 2014, Karim returned to Chicago to join his family’s hospitality company, where he helped to manage and develop hotels and restaurants. During his 1L summer, Karim worked in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman. He spent his 2L summer at Kirkland & Ellis. Karim enjoys cooking, hanging out with his fiancée, walking his dog, attending spinning classes, and, like any prudent law student, binge-watching TV.
Originally from Rome, NY and Greenville, SC, 2L Vanessa graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC in 2009 with a degree in English and History. After a year working odd jobs for a year in Minneapolis, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from which she received a Masters in English literary studies. She is wrapping up a PhD dissertation on queer first-person narrative in contemporary American literature. While in graduate school, she worked as a server and bartender and volunteered with the state tenants’ rights advocacy organization. At HLS, Vanessa has been involved in the Journal of Law and Gender, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, Lambda, and the Harvard Law ACLU. Vanessa spent her 1L summer at the New York Civil Liberties Union. In her free time you can find her reading (hopefully something non-law school related) or concocting elaborate cooking projects.
Gabe is a 3L from Los Angeles. Prior to beginning undergrad, he moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for 2 years to pursue his ice hockey career. Gabe then played college hockey for the 8-time national champion University of Denver Pioneers. While at the University of Denver, he hosted an online talk show which featured “Bachelor” contestants, ESPN hosts, and an NFL player. At HLS, Gabe is the 1L Outreach Chair for HL Central and a proud member of all Section 5 intramural sports teams. Gabe spent his 1L Summer working in the Criminal Division of the California Attorney General’s Office and his 2L summer at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. In his free time, Gabe still plays hockey and enjoys watching (and re-watching) Game of Thrones.
Joey is from the great(est) state of Ohio, hailing from the 900 person village of New Knoxville. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in political science and economics. Joey spent three years working for progressive faith non-profits. At HLS, Joey is involved in the Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, and spent his 1L summer at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. He spent his 2L summer at the National Consumer Law Center and the ACLU National Prison Project. He loves playing Settlers of Catan, watching Cavs basketball, and basking in the glory of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Pete is a 3L from Decatur, GA. He graduated from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) in 2012 with a Journalism degree, before joining Teach For America Detroit, where he taught algebra and coached the robotics team at Detroit Central High School. Before law school, Pete spent a year as a Fulbright English teacher in Athens, Greece. He split his 2L summer between Skadden Arps in Washington, D.C. and Gibbs & Bruns in Houston, TX. In his 1L summer, he worked at the Colorado Governor’s and Attorney General’s offices in Denver. Pete likes new cities, running, coffee shops, and Georgia sports.
Marissa is a 3L from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied Government and East Asian Studies at Harvard College. She then worked for two years at a civil rights non-profit in Denver, Colorado, where the constant sunshine was disorienting. At HLS, Marissa is involved with the Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Women’s Law Association, and constant sunshine has never been an issue. She spent the last two summers at the federal and state public defender offices in Philly. Marissa enjoys marathoning mediocre television shows and snacking on Halloween clearance candy, often at the same time.
Marjorie is a 3L born and raised in Pleasant Garden, North Carolina. She graduated from Harvard College with a joint degree in the Comparative Study of Religion and the History of Science. Prior to law school, Marjorie was a third grade teacher in Oakland, California with Teach for America and a litigation assistant with Girard Gibbs LLP in San Francisco. At HLS, she is the Student Writing Chair for the Journal on Legislation and is a member of the Women’s Law Association. Marjorie spent her 1L summer as a judicial intern for the Hon. Judge Keenan in the Southern District of New York, and spent her 2L summer as a summer associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York and as a judicial intern for Justice Paul Newby at the North Carolina Supreme Court. She enjoys running, watching college sports, re-reading Harry Potter, and spending time with dogs of any breed, size, age, and color.
Hillary is a 2L from Elk Grove, CA. After studying history at Dartmouth, she was a special education teacher in San Francisco and later worked on anti-corruption and anti-human trafficking initiatives at Google. At HLS, Hillary is maintaining her California roots as one of the vice presidents of the West Coast Law Students Association. She spent her 1L summer externing for Justice Liu at the California Supreme Court. She loves dancing, banana brownies, and flip phones.
Ben is a 2L from St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 2014, where he studied Government and East Asian Studies. Before law school, he taught English in Japan for a year before moving to Boston to work on organizing legal conferences in Europe and the US. Ben spent his 1L summer working for the Criminal Appellate section of the Department of Justice in DC. During 1L he was involved with HALB and the International Law Journal. In his free time, he likes playing and watching hockey, trying new restaurants, and spending far too long deciding what to watch on Netflix.
Maddy is a 2L originally from Connecticut. She graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a BA in history and government. After graduation, she worked for a management consulting firm in both Boston and New York City. She spent her 1L summer at the US Attorney’s Office in Boston. At HLS, Maddy is involved in ACS, WLA, PLAP, and Parody. In her free time, Maddy enjoys live music, exploring breweries, watching baseball, and seeing movies in theaters.
Daniel is a 2L from Miami, Florida. After graduating from the University of Miami (Go Canes!) in 2016, he moved to New York and worked at J.P. Morgan as an investment banker, and spent a summer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as part of the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Law Fellowship program. He spent his 1L summer at the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. At HLS, Daniel is involved in the Harvard Business Law Review, MELSA, La Alianza, and HALB. Find Daniel around campus coming up with catchy slogans to boost morale before finals or getting in another episode of The Good Wife. He is a fan of exploring cultures through food with his fiancée, spinning class, and traveling the world.
Louis is a 2L who was born in Newport News, Virginia but spent much of his childhood in various parts of Tennessee. He graduated from Carson-Newman University in 2017 with a Biology degree and then came straight through to law school. At HLS, Louis has worked with the Journal on Legislation, the Harvard Business Law Review, and the Recording Artists Project. Louis spent his 1L summer reenacting The Untouchables by working at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives in Washington, D.C. Louis’ interests include discussing the NBA, watching The Good Place, and eating as much free food as possible.
Jared is a 2L from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a degree in history and political science. Before law school, he worked as a senior legislative aide in the New York State Senate focused on labor and LGBTQ policy and as a union organizer. He spent his 1L summer at the National Employment Law Project. At Harvard, Jared is a lead organizer of the Labor and Employment Action Project (LEAP), the campus advocacy co-chair of Lambda, and the student co-lead of the Law and Social Change program. He also writes for the OnLabor blog.
Maddie is a 3L from Oklahoma. She came straight through to HLS after graduating from Texas Christian University (go frogs) with a degree in political science. At HLS, Maddie is involved with the Journal on Legislation, works as a research assistant, and competed in the semifinals of the Ames Moot Court competition. She also participated in the Government Lawyer Clinic at the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Maddie spent her 1L summer in the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in Washington, DC and her 2L summer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s DC office. In her free time, Maddie enjoys (unsuccessfully) searching for queso in Boston, beating the boys in basketball and volleyball, and enthusiastically cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Nate is a 3L who grew up in Urbana, Ohio. In 2013, he graduated from Washington and Lee University where he majored in philosophy and sociology and minored in women’s and gender studies. After graduation, he joined Teach for America and spent three years teaching English in Weldon, North Carolina. He also worked with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program during his teaching years. He spent his 1L summer working for a judge on the U.S. District Court in D.C. and returned to D.C. for his 2L summer at WilmerHale. In addition to being a BSA, Nate is on the editorial board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and serves as the Alumni Coordinator for Harvard Defenders. He loves going to stand-up comedy shows, exploring new restaurants and speakeasies, and befriending dogs at parties.
Natalie is a 3L from the San Francisco Bay Area. After studying neuroscience at Dartmouth College, she went to Duke University for a master’s degree in Bioethics and Science Policy before spending a year at Stanford Law School as a fellow in the Neuroscience and Society Program. Natalie spent her 1L summer at the US Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, Maryland, and worked as a summer associate during her 2L summer at Hogan Lovells in DC. At HLS, Natalie is an executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review and plays on the HLS Club Soccer team. In her free time, Natalie enjoys running, squash, and accumulating more froyo stamps at Berry Line than one should ever admit.
Originally from Rochester, NY, Mark Satta (who is now a 3L!) graduated from Houghton College in 2009. Afterwards he worked in college admissions and at a paint-your-own pottery studio before earning his PhD in philosophy from Purdue University in 2016. He spent his 1L summer at Harter Secrest & Emery and 2L summer as a research fellow at HLS. He is the Executive Online Editor for the Harvard Law & Policy Review and has played both Snape and Gollum in the HLS Parody.
Monica, a 2L, grew up in Washington D.C. and Singapore. She took a gap year after high school (a.k.a. wandered aimlessly around the world), moving back to the U.S. to attend Cornell University. After graduating from Cornell with a degree in Economics, Monica moved to New York City to work as a paralegal in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for two years. At HLS, she is a member of the Women’s Law Association and Harvard’s Prison Legal Assistance Project. Monica spent her 1L summer in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In her free time, she enjoys binging true-crime documentaries and endlessly snacking.
Josh is a 3L from Raleigh, North Carolina, who graduated from Brown University with a degree in Religious Studies. At HLS, Josh is an Editor in Chief of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He has also worked as a research assistant for Professor Gabriella Blum and with the Prison Legal Assistance Project. He spent his 1L summer at the ACLU of North Carolina and his 2L summer at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. In his free time, Josh enjoys cheering on the Red Sox, finding great restaurants wherever I go, and watching Survivor.
Nate Sobel is a 2L from New York City. At HLS, he’s involved with Lawfare and the Berkman Center. He spent his 1L summer interning on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Before law school, he worked on election law issues at the Brennan Center for Justice. He also previously worked on foreign policy as a Senate staffer, a researcher at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle Peace, and an editor on Foreign Policy’s Situation Report. He graduated from Yale in 2012 as an American Studies and International Studies double major. He recently learned to swim and is a loyal This American Life listener.
Kyle Tramonte is a 2L born and raised in Galveston, Texas. After graduating from Yale University with Bachelor’s in Economics in 2015, he worked for two years in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Worried about losing whatever was left of his accent, Kyle spent the summer after his 1L year in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins. On campus, you’ll most likely spot him hanging around the volleyball court trying to absorb the inferior sun rays of Cambridge’s latitudinal positioning, spilling tea with Lamba, or, lounging somewhere in Wasserstein. His interest include dancing, good books, and good conversation.
Cory is a 3L from Westford, MA. He graduated from George Washington University in 2014 with a degree in political science. Before law school, Cory worked as a teacher for two years through Teach for America. He taught 7th grade math at Esperanza Academy Charter School in Philadelphia. Cory spent his 1L summer at the New York City Law Department’s Legal Counsel Division and his 2L summer at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. He is involved with the Harvard Journal on Legislation and works as a research assistant. Cory enjoys running, reading, and exploring new cities.
Grace Wallack is a 3L from Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a degree in American Studies. Before coming to HLS, she worked for three years at the Brookings Institution, working on issues ranging from drug policy to congressional elections. Outside of the BSA, Grace is the Co-Editor in Chief of Harvard Journal on Legislation, treasurer of the Progressive Jewish Alliance, and a research assistant for Professor Jacob Gersen. She spent her 1L summer at the North Carolina Office of the Solicitor General and her 2L summer at Jenner & Block in DC. Outside of school, she loves hosting dinner parties, watching Shark Tank, and looking for puppies to adopt.
Emmy Williams, a 3L, was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and raised in Seneca, South Carolina. She graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a degree in religion and a minor in Japanese language, then worked for one year as a paralegal in criminal appellate litigation. Emmy spent her 1L summer at National Advocates for Pregnant Women, a legal nonprofit defending marginalized people facing criminal punishment for pregnancy. She spent her 2L summer at the ACLU of D.C., where she worked on D.C. civil rights cases challenging police violence and misconduct, disability discrimination, and restrictions on free speech. At HLS, she participates in Lambda, Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Journal of Law and Gender, and she serves as a teaching assistant to Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen. Recreationally, Emmy enjoys playing piano, cooking to good music, following fashion and beauty, musing about the future of drag, singing karaoke, and complaining about the lack of good Japanese or Southern food in Boston (NYC having spoiled her palate).
Now a 3L, Jack grew up in Salem, MA, and studied religion and ecology at Columbia University. Before law school, Jack worked as a newspaper journalist, a barista, a political campaign media consultant, a farmer, and a history/English/writing/math teacher. At HLS, Jack is co-vice president of the Food Law Society and an editor for the Environmental Law Review. After 1L, Jack did food and clean energy policy and litigation work at the Conservation Law Foundation, and this past year was a summer associate at Beveridge & Diamond in DC. Jack lives with his wonderful wife, Ilana, and is healthily obsessed with lactofermentation and other kitchen-based shenanigans.
We thank Vanessa Lauber for the photographs.