Angela Li ’25
Angela (she/her) is a rising 2L from sunny San Diego, California. Admitted through Harvard’s Junior Deferral Program, Angela spent her pre-law days as a Computer Science major at Caltech and a software engineer at Facebook (“Meta”). Angela’s hobbies include wondering what her dog is thinking (likely nothing), telling embellished Silicon Valley stories, and doing outdoor workouts. As DLSA president and a person with an invisible disability, Angela’s priorities are to eradicate stigma for disabled students, bolster disabled visibility and representation in the legal field, and advocate for accessibility for equal opportunity for disabled students in the legal field.
External Affairs Directors
Eliza Davis ’25
Eliza is a 2L from Manhattan Beach, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and a minor in Public Policy. Prior to coming to HLS, Eliza served as a Teach for America Corps Member in the Mississippi Delta and earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University, Shreveport. Eliza will spend her 1L summer as a Peggy Browning Fellow at LiUNA MAROC (DC area labor union). At HLS, Eliza is also involved in the Harvard Mediation Program, Lambda Law, the Mississippi Delta Project, and the Prison Law Advocacy Project. She enjoys going for meandering walks, reading escapist fiction, and moonlighting on her section’s flag football team.
Nate Webster ’25
Nate Webster is a rising 2L from Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Nate graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served for 11 years on active duty as an infantry and Special Forces officer. Nate is a Pat Tillman Scholar and member of the Armed Forces Association at Harvard Law. Outside of law school Nate teaches ROTC at MIT and Harvard University and is involved in an early stage defense tech startup, Onebrief.
Internal Affairs Director
Samantha Slack ’25
Campus Advocacy Directors
Josh Alpert ’24
Josh Alpert is a rising 3L. Prior to HLS, he received an A.A. in History and an A.A. in Sociology from Moorpark College before transferring to U.C. Berkeley where he received a B.A. in History. While at Berkeley, he was part of the national champion parliamentary debate team there, and was individually a national semifinalist. When not working as Campus Advocacy Chair for DLSA, he spends his time as a member of the Harvard Law Board of Student Advisers, Student Attorney at Harvard Defenders, and a Research Assistant for Professor Crystal Yang. Josh plans to pursue a career in civil rights litigation and during his 1L summer, he worked as a summer law clerk for the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. In his 2L summer he will be working as a litigation intern for the NAACP LDF in Washington, D.C.
Hannah Chi ’24
Individual Advocacy Director
Clyde Engle ’25
Clyde is a rising 2L from Maui, Hawaii and Chicago, Illinois. Clyde has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Leadership Studies from Williams College. During college, Clyde interned for Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. Before law school, Clyde lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver. He worked as a management consultant for Deloitte and a political staffer on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and tutored students and volunteered in homeless advocacy. Aside from DLSA, Clyde is active in several other affinity groups. He has an autoimmune condition and is passionate about disability rights for people with non-biomarker illnesses. He is studying disability rights law under Professor Stein in spring 2023. In his spare time, Clyde enjoys politics, Chicago and Los Angeles sports (especially the Cubs and Dodgers), theatre, listening to Adele and Elton John, hanging out with his partner and miniature Bernedoodle puppy, Charlie, and searching for the world’s best chocolate lava cakes.
Jason Lee ’25
Jason is a rising 2L from Toronto, Canada and a graduate of the University of Waterloo. He has previously worked with the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, where he worked on raising awareness of hearing loss issues among young people. He has also worked with the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Government of Canada on accommodation-related matters.
Syed Rizvi ’24
Syed Rizvi is a blind rising 3L from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He graduated from UT Austin in 2020 and has been working with the National Federation of the Blind for the better part of a decade on expanding access to employment. He spent his 1L summer at Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston Texas and will be returning there in his 2L summer. Syed is the founding vice president of the Together Achieving Dreams foundation, an organization focused on lowering the 75% blind unemployment rate by partnering with private sector employers, such as big law, private equity, investment banking, and management consulting firms.
Ian Malesiewski ’25
Ian (he/him) is a rising 2L from Erie, Pennsylvania. Ian graduated from the University of Miami where he majored in neuroscience and triple minored in chemistry, philosophy, and public health. Outside of school, Ian is the president and founder of the DefIANt Scholars Program, a scholarship fund designed to assist students with disabilities attend college. This summer, Ian will be working at White & Case LLP in Boston. During his free time, Ian loves to go to concerts, sporting events, and spend time with his dog.
Margaret Amshay ’25
Margaret is a 1L from Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Her 1L summer she will be working for the Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Quincy Massachusetts doing juvenile public defense. After law school she plans to pursue a career in public defense as that is her passion.
Kate Strickland ’23
Kate Strickland is a 3L from Cypress, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. After a cycling accident in her first year of undergrad left her paralyzed, Kate focused on the experiences of students with disabilities in higher education for her senior thesis. Kate is passionate about disability rights and ensuring any disabled individual has access to education and a fulfilling career. At HLS, Kate is involved in the Harvard Mediation Program which provides free mediation services in local courts. She spent her 1L summer at the Department of Justice working in the Disability Rights Section and will split her upcoming summer between WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. and Gibbs & Bruns in Houston, Texas.