2017-2018 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Jeannette Leopold is a 3L. She is a research assistant for Professors Robert H. Sitkoff and Philip Heymann. As a first-year student, she served as a student attorney for Obama’s Clemency Project and subcited for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. She spent the summer after her 1L year working at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in New Haven. This summer she was at WilmerHale in Boston. She has also interned at the Hartford Office of Adult Probation. Before attending law school, Jeannette taught elementary school in Connecticut. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a double major in English Literature and Theater, and a concentration in Creative Writing.
Frances Manzo is a 3L. She has served as a executive editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and a Co-Director for the National Security Research Committee, and is currently the Recruitment and Sponsor Chair for the Harvard Law School Mock Trial Association. As a member of Harvard Law’s Mock Trial team, she was a best advocate nominee at both competitions she attended. Frances has been a law clerk at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as a student attorney for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and Obama’s Clemency Project 2014, and as a legal intern for The Baez Law Firm in Spring 2017. She has an M.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Biology. After graduation, Frances will be an Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Branton Nestor is a 2L. Prior to law school, he worked on the Ted Cruz 2016 presidential campaign as a frontline field staffer, millennial coalition regional director, and California deputy director. He double-majored in history and political science at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California in 2016. He is actively involved in HLS Republicans, the Harvard Federalist Society, the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and HLS Students for Life. This summer, he worked at the Texas Solicitor General’s Office through the Blackstone Fellowship.
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Michelle Onibokun is a 3L from Lagos, Nigeria but grew up in San Francisco, California. Last year, she served as: the Harvard Federalist Society’s Vice President of Social Activities, the law clerk at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the Child Protection Unit and Human Trafficking Unit, a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School in the “American Presidency” course, and the External Vice President of the Harvard African Law Association. Michelle split the summer after her 1L year at Crowell & Moring, LLP in Washington, DC and Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland. Michelle graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in Political Science and Africana Studies. This summer, Michelle split her time at Crowell & Moring, LLP and the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. This fall, Michelle will be at the US Attorney’s Office in Boston. She remains on the executive board of the Federalist Society as the Community Service Deputy.
Asher Perez is a 2L from Bogota, Colombia, but grew up in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Yeshiva University in 2014 magna cum laude with degrees in Business and Philosophy. He also holds a rabbinical degree and a pilots license. After graduation he worked between Switzerland and Israel managing a Micro VC fund and other financial investments. On campus, Asher is a member of the Harvard Federalist Society, a board member of the Harvard Jewish Law Students Association, and a Research Assistant for Professor Jack Goldsmith. He spent his 1L summer at the office of the White House Counsel in Washington, D.C.
Ross Holley is a 2L and a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a BS in Computer Science and Rutgers University with a Master’s of Library and Information Science. Prior to Harvard Ross worked as a public librarian, a software engineer, and an archivist for the Bureau of Land Management. In 2013 Ross was an independent candidate for public office in his hometown in NJ. Ross also researched and edited a book about NJ Politics, “Soft Corruption,” with a former NJ Republican State Senator. Ross spent his 1L summer at Becket in Washington, DC, a public interest law firm that defends religious liberty. Next summer he will work at Paul Hastings, Houston.
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2016-2017 Executive Board
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