Victoria Abut ‘24 · she/her
Victoria is an Argentinian-American who grew up in New Jersey. She received dual undergraduate degrees in Latin American/Latinx Studies and International Studies from Vassar College. Prior to starting at HLS, Victoria lived in Brazil, where she worked as a legal assistant for two different law firms. You can find Victoria practicing her yoga, listening to music, and looking for the best açai bowl in Boston.
Dana Abelson ’24 · she/her
Dana is originally from Highland Park, IL and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in political science and psychology. Even further confusing those who thought she had been in Washington, D.C. all along (“Otherwise, why is Washington in the name?”), Dana made the cross-country move to D.C. before law school to work at a voting rights nonprofit. Since starting law school, she has served as an Executive Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and worked at GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders), Public Counsel, and with the Amazon Labor Union.
Sam Holloway ‘24 · he/him
Sam is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and graduated from Rice University, where he studied Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Spanish. He is Lambda’s Treasurer for 2023-2024; previously, he also served Lambda as a Professional Chair. Aside from his role in Lambda, Sam is also involved with HLS’s IP Law Association, the Harvard Mediation Project, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He is always seeking recommendations for places to eat spicy food in Boston, telenovelas, fun coffee syrup flavors, and new road trip destinations!
Campus Advocacy Chairs
Esther Ritchin ‘25 · they/she
Esther is a 2L from White Plains, NY, passionate about pursuing public interest law. They graduated in 2020 with a degree in English and is always willing to talk for entirely too long about Shakespeare and poetry. Before coming to law school, they worked at a Boston-based environmental nonprofit. They’ve also worked in disability law and with young adults experiencing homelessness. Outside of law school, they love theater, literature, baking, and useless trivia.
Grayce Burns ‘25 · she/her
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Grayce loves all things Orioles, Old Bay, and Hairspray (the musical and the product.) She received her BA in Philosophy and Public Policy from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, where she received honorary certificates in Harking Upon the Gale and historical butter churning. Grayce then received a MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy with distinction from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Her studies in the UK focused on blame avoidance, trolleyology, and prosocial consumer behavior. After working as a Technology Policy Analyst for a national think tank, Grayce and her partner packed up their lives to move to (sometimes) sunny Cambridge. When she has free time, Grayce enjoys antiquing with friends, watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, and teaching tricks to her hairless cat, Benjamin Franklin.
Ellen Teuscher ’25 · she/her
Ellen is a 2L from The Woodlands, TX. She graduated in 2020 from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government and Humanities. Before law school, Ellen worked at a political digital advertising and public affairs agency. At HLS, she is also on the board for Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association and the Alliance for Reproductive Justice and is involved with the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Cyberlaw Clinic. In her free time she loves to read, explore the Boston food scene, and ruin any attempts at having a sleep schedule by going to too many concerts!
Community Partnership Chairs
Ellie Dassow ’24 · she/they
Ellie grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and came to HLS after graduating from the University of Southern California with degrees in Law, History, and Culture and Art History. Ellie is always happy to do crafts, share cocktails, and try new things. They’re excited to expand Lambda’s involvement in the community and help others!
Genevieve Lucas-Narcisse ’24 · she/her
Genevieve is a 2L interested in transactional law. She is very excited to help connect her fellow law students with the greater Cambridge community!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chairs
Alie Yu· she/her
3L from Sudbury, MA and Seoul, Korea. Economics-Mathematics graduate of Columbia University. Lover of photography, games, and whimsy.
Brenna Phillips ’24 · she/her
Hi! I’m Brenna, a 3L from Southern California and devoted dog mom. I’m so excited to be this year’s co-DEI chair and to help build a more inclusive Lambda community.
Hannah Sweeney ’24 · she/her
Hannah is a 3L passionate about public international law and human rights. Lambda has been a formative part of her experience at HLS and she looks forward to serving the community as a board member! Outside of school, Hannah loves painting and all things outdoors- hiking, biking, and reading in the hammock with her cat, Nora.
Pan-Harvard Conference Chair
Sarah King ’24 · she/her
Sarah is a 3L from Indianapolis, IN. She can’t wait to get back to the Midwest and will be working in Chicago after graduation. She lives with her twin cats, Freddie and Bandit, and a bunch of plant babies.
Hannah Weinstein ’25 · she/her
Hannah grew up in Winchester, MA and The Woodlands, TX before graduating from Yale University with a degree in psychology. Prior to HLS, she worked as a paralegal at a boutique NYC law firm. On campus, she is involved in a number of student organizations including La Alianza, JOLT, and WLA. She is excited to serve as one of Lambda’s political chairs this year and hopes to help foster a strong, inclusive queer community at HLS.
Cosmo Albrecht ’24 · he/him
Cosmo is a 3L from San Antonio, Texas. His professional interests include international economic law and urban planning. An alumnus of the University of Chicago, his background is in Latin American history and politics. He lived and worked in Brazil and Mexico before law school (and is always looking for opportunities to practice his Spanish and Portuguese). On campus, he’s involved with the Harvard International Law Journal, La Alianza, and HLS Urbanists; he has also co-taught the Negotiation Workshop. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, and dancing.
Clyde Engle ’25 · he/him
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. Clyde cares deeply about issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and has volunteered extensively with the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations doing front-line work. 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.
Luke Haubenstock ’25 · he/him
Luke is from San Francisco and graduated in 2020 from Columbia University. Before law school, Luke worked at a law firm and assisted with international trade investigations, venture capital financings, and pro bono asylum proceedings for LGBTQ+ individuals and political dissidents from Syria, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and Uganda. Luke has also worked in legal recruitment in Singapore and spent a year working as a cheesemonger at a local cheese shop (ask him for recs!).
Jonathan Chan ’25 · he/him
A rising 2L from Hong Kong, Jonathan is interested in environmental and administrative law. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Caltech and an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge. At HLS, he is a Technical Editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review and a member of the Mississippi Delta Project. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys reading the NYTimes Modern Love column, playing squash and golf, and watching A24 films.
Tori Borlase ’25 · she/her
Tori is from Denver, Colorado, but has also become a Philly enthusiast after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics & Criminology. Prior to HLS, she worked to promote corporate accountability between her time at the Federal Trade Commission and her dedication to climate organizing. Tori is interested in impact litigation and is involved a member of the Harvard Law Review, the Harvard Plaintiff’s Law Association, La Alianza, Mediators, and Student Government.
Elyse Weissberger ’25 · she/her
E – Engaging
L – Labor-focused
Y – Y’all-sayer (for inclusivity not for 🤠)
S – Social Chair #3
E – Ebullient (when I’ve gotten enough sleep)
Grace Perret ’25 · she/they
Grace (she/they) is a 2L from New Orleans. They’ll probably end up working in criminal appellate law and/or prisoners rights. They identify most strongly as the dad friend/soccer mom and will always offer you a ride in their CRV. In their free time, you can find them rowing on the Charles, propagating their many plants, baking, and scream-singing MUNA and boygenius.
Public Interest Chair
Luna Floyd ’24 · they/them
Luna is Lambda’s Public Interest chair for the 2023-2024 school year. They have also served as Campus Advocacy Chair and a 1L Representative on the Lambda board. Luna is a 3L from Alabama by way of Pensacola, Florida. They are a nonbinary, disabled law student from a low-income background. They are committed to public interest law, and their advocacy work centers LGBTQ+ children; they have worked at NCLR, GLAD, and the ACLU LGBTQ+ & HIV Project during law school. Outside of their professional and academic work, they enjoy knitting, quilting, and spending time with their fiancee (Natasha) and cat (Ruby).
Admissions & Recruitment Chair
Dana Lurie ’24 · they/them
Dana grew up in Connecticut before attending Northwestern University. There, they studied social policy, gave up on gender, and had their favorite color forcibly changed to purple (Go ‘Cats!). Dana came straight to HLS from undergrad and is deeply flattered when people don’t realize that. They plan to work in public defense after graduation.