Courtney Dougherty ‘22 · she/her
Courtney is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia and went to the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Political Science. After graduating in 2018, she spent a year working as a litigation paralegal in Philadelphia. Beyond Lambda, Courtney also serves on the board of the Alliance for Reproductive Justice and is a research assistant in the HLS Human Rights Program. Courtney is incredibly interested in LGBTQ legal advocacy and how queer rights intersect with reproductive justice goals, and she hopes to pursue a career in this space following graduation. In her free time, Courtney plays ultimate frisbee and hangs out with her large cat, Charlotte.
Ryan Powers ’23 · he/him
Born and raised in Philly, Ryan came to HLS after spending my college and working years in D.C. Ryan is a huge fan of Wawa turkey hoagies and the beach, and aspires to be an advocate for equal childhood education. Ryan has really enjoyed being in Lambda this year, and loves meeting new people. He’s active in PLAP, CYA, and the community service wing of student government, and his main goal is to make HLS more inclusive. Ryan has seen firsthand how special Lambda is, and could not be more excited to support LGBTQ+ students this year!
Diego Alvarez ‘22 · he/him
Though originally from Dallas, TX, Diego is a New Englander at heart. Unmistakably gay and Gen Z, he enjoys watching Tik Toks, showing others pictures of his dog, and living for the drama. He was born to two Mexican immigrants and is of the first generation in his family to go to college. Though interested in and skillful with numbers, his true passions lie in history, politics, and journalism. After graduating law school, his goal is to help create policy at the local, state, and national level that better reflects the community’s diversity. But in the meantime, you will probably find him in the Student Orgs. room procrastinating on his assignments.
Zach Boulden ‘22 · he/him
Zach is originally from Newark, Delaware. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics, Political Science, and French and Italian Studies. Prior to coming to HLS, he spent his summer working as a scuba divemaster intern in the British Virgin Islands. Zach is interested in litigation and hopes to work in Nashville after graduation. He loves yoga, Drag Race, and Kacey Musgraves.
Harry Chiu ‘22 · he/him
Harry is from Burnaby, British Columbia, and graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of British Columbia. He spent an amazing year teaching English in southern Japan before attending law school. He came to HLS interested in constitutional law, civil rights, and LGBTQ advocacy. Last year in Lambda, he served as a 1L Representative and he’s very excited to get more involved. In his free time he loves to cook, watch anime, and bike.
Zach Sorenson ’23 · he/him
Originally from Northern California, Zach spent several years prior to law school working in Congress in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he studied Computer Science and Public Policy at Stanford University.
Gabrielle (Gabe) Crofford ’23 · she/her
Gabe grew up in the Washington, DC area but has called Helena, MT “home” for the last three years. Her B.A. and M.A. are in International Relations, and she’s a proud AmeriCorps service alum. She’s a Section 7-er passionate about reshaping HLS to reflect the values of her diverse and capable student body. At HLS, Gabe is also on the board for the Mock Trial Team, a representative in Student Government, and active in WLA, the Justice Initiative, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She’s also chair of the Queer Spirituality Committee, an inclusive spiritual space within Lambda for LGBT+ students of all faiths.
David Kilbridge ’23 · he/him
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, David majored in government and history at Georgetown University. He loves anime, folk music, chocolate, and queering the space. This year, he’s excited to see pictures of your cat(s), seek greater understanding, and pursue justice for immigrants and incarcerated people. Ask him about his fake eye.
Diversity and Inclusion
Sibo Wang ’23 · he/him
Eric Lee ’22 · he/him
Eric grew up in Southern California and studied chemistry and linguistics at Stanford University. After college, Eric completed a Ph.D. in organic chemistry before deciding to switch to a career in law. Eric is looking forward to working with the Lambda board to support the LGBTQ community at HLS. When not working or studying, Eric enjoys taking funny photos of his cat.
Brent Mobbs ’23 · they/them
Brent is originally from Texas, and they studied mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin with a certificate in sustainable energy systems. In law school, they have enjoyed learning solidifying their passions for technology and the environment. They have participated in Recording Artists Project, Mississippi Delta Project, the Journal of Law and Technology, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society’s Lumen Database, and, of course, Lambda! They are a big fan of Go/Baduk, skeletons, strawberries, fantasy novels, and the sun.
Pan-Harvard Conference Chair
Katie Super ’23 · she/her
Katie grew up in Kansas and attended college at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she majored in Politics and International Affairs. After graduation, she lived in Brooklyn for two years while working as a legal assistant in the Latin American Finance division of Linklaters LLP. In addition to her involvement with Lambda, Katie is also the co-president of the Harvard Law and Political Economy Association. During the exceptionally trying experience that was HLS 1L (Pandemic Zoom Edition), Katie adopted a cat named Juniper Cricket who has become a significantly more popular member of HLS than Katie will ever be.
Benjamin Rankin ’23 · he/him
Born and raised in the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri, Ben is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he majored in Political Science. After working for a year in litigation as a paralegal, Ben decided to attend law school to fight for environmental justice and rights for both humans and animals. While not tending to his indoor garden, brushing up on chess openings, or cooking, Ben serves on the boards of Lambda and HLS’s Animal Law Society and volunteers with the Prison Legal Assistance Project.
Cathy Zhang ’23 · she/her
Cathy was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Health & Societies and Sociology. Prior to law school, she spent a year doing health policy research at Penn’s Medical Ethics and Health Policy Department. At HLS, Cathy also serves on the boards of QTPOC and Harvard Health Law Society and is involved in APALSA. In her free time, she volunteers with Nashville CARES and stalks the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary Facebook page.
Rebecca Murphy ’23 · she/her
Rebecca grew up in Maryland and graduated with an undergraduate degree in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Colgate University in 2014 and a graduate degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University in 2017. Prior to coming to HLS, Rebecca worked in the international justice and accountability space, where she became interested in ensuring local ownership over transitional justice processes. At HLS, Rebecca is involved with Human Rights Advocates, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Journal on Legislation, and Lambda. Outside of school, you can find Rebecca taking long walks with her dog, Luna, around Cambridge.
Dylan Sanders ’23 · he/him
Dylan is a 2L from Queens, NYC, and never plans on living anywhere else. He graduated from Boston University in 2020 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before coming straight through to HLS, and has worked in biomedical device research, engineering consulting, and industry. He loves the Yankees, heavy metal, traveling, and collecting old books. He cannot go more than a day without reminding his friends that a) he is an engineer and b) is from New York.
Geoffrey McGee ’23 · he/him
Geoffrey McGee is a JD student in the class of 2023. Before law school, he worked as a high school math teacher in New York City. During the pandemic, his main hobby has been sitting in a chair for 16 hours straight, but before the pandemic he enjoyed live music, museums, yoga, and trivia.
Dominic Solari ’23 · he/him
Dominic was born and raised in Stockton, California. He came to Harvard Law directly after graduating from Georgetown University, where he double majored in government and history with a minor in economics. Dominic is interested in international and national security law, and he hopes to work for the government in the future. At HLS, he is involved with the National Security Journal and the HLS Advocates for Human Rights Student Practice Organization’s UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Project. In his free time, Dominic enjoys reading, playing the piano, and watching classic movies.
Sean McDonough ’23 · he/him or they/them
Sean is originally from Buffalo, New York. They graduated from SUNY Buffalo in 2019 with a degree in Political Science. After working for a year, they came to HLS, where they are involved in Lambda and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. In their limited free time, they enjoy playing soccer and cooking for their roommates.
Jessica Cianci ’23 · she/her
Jessica is from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from American University, DC in 2017 with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. She has worked at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, Planned Parenthood, Sidley Austin, and SmithBucklin where she managed membership and operations functions for The Society of Pediatric Nurses and The National Society for Genetic Counselors. She is pursuing a career in health equity and bioethics and in her free time likes rockclimbing and playing D&D.
John Crawford ’23 · he/him
John is originally from Milwaukee, WI and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a dual degree in Global Studies and Spanish. Prior to law school, he spent several years working for a tech policy nonprofit in Washington, D.C. John is thrilled to be contributing to such an important organization and he looks forward to helping foster a supportive community.