2021-22 Executive Board

The LIDS Executive Board is composed of current students actively engaged in the organization. It is responsible for the overall management of the organization and implementation of its activities. Each spring semester, new co-presidents are elected and a new board is appointed for the following academic year.

Co-President: ALLISON BEEMAN

Allison is a member of the class of 2022 at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies and from the Fletcher School at Tufts University with an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy. Prior to law school, she lived in Jordan, where she worked for a start-up e-commerce bookstore, a Middle East news agency, a humanitarian research consultancy, and a refugee resettlement legal aid organization. Allison spent her summers working with the Commission for International Justice and Accountability and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. At HLS, Allison is also involved in HLS Advocates for Human Rights, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and the Harvard International Law Journal. She previously served as LIDS Co-VP of Projects.

CO-President: JANET PARK


Janet Park is a second-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies. Prior to law school, Janet interned with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C., and volunteered at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. At HLS, she is also involved in the Harvard International Law Journal, Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association, and Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Janet spent her summers as an intern with the UN Commission on International Trade Law and with the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section at the DOJ Criminal Division. She is interested in the intersection between international law and international relations.

Co-Vice President, Projects: BRITTANY GARCIA


Brittany Garcia is a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School. This past summer, she worked at the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and this upcoming summer, she will be a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. Brittany graduated from Cornell University with a B.Sc. in Industrial and Labor Relations. Before coming to Harvard for law school, she spent a gap year working in Vietnam where she started a debate program at a University in Ho Chi Minh City. Brittany was first exposed to her interest in international law and development through debate, where she debated in English, Spanish, and Portuguese around the globe.


Co-Vice President, Projects: Gabriella Zoia

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VP Finance: Jeffah Momanyi

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Vice President, Professional DeVelopment: KATE SESCLEIFER


Kate Sescleifer is a JD student at Boston College Law School. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Political Science in 2019 and upon graduation she worked in Dublin, Ireland for a year. At Boston College, Kate is involved in the Immigration Law Group as the Professional Development Chair and in the Immigration Clinic as a student attorney.


VICE PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BLAIR ROTERT


Blair is a member of the class of 2023 at Boston College Law School. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to law school, she worked on Capitol Hill as a policy advisor for Members of Congress. At BC Law, Blair is also involved in the Boston College Law Review.


Vice President, eventS: KALEIGH HOMSTAD


Kaleigh Homstad is a second-year MALD student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her areas of interest are conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and international law. Prior to graduate school, Kaleigh was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea working in the agroforestry sector. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Economics at the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate, Kaleigh studied abroad at the University of Geneva and interned for Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training under The Department of Human Rights Policy Studies. This past summer, Kaleigh worked with Spectrum Media, assisting with the launch of War Stories Peace Stories that aims to bring together journalists and peacebuilders in order to elevate peace efforts.


Vice President, EVENTS: JIMIN KIM


Jimin Kim is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Before Fletcher, she has five years of experience in the media broadcasting field in South Korea as a news anchor at KBS 24. She has hosted more than 40 conferences, including the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Village Ceremony, UNWTO Global Youth Summit Urban Tourism, BOAO Forum, etc. She also holds a master’s degree in Climatic Environment from Korea University with honors and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. She focuses on international environment and resource policy and serves as a VP of Events of the LIDS.


Vice President, Communications: Seth Owusu – Mante


Seth Owusu-Mante is a PhD student at The Fletcher School, Tufts University with a research focus on climate change policy, climate finance, clean energy investments, and international organizations governing climate change. Prior to Fletcher, Seth worked with a policy think tank in Ghana where he managed communications and policy advocacy programs on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He received his M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Ghana.


LLM LIAISON

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FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW & DIPLOMACY LIAISON: ARPITHA S. DESAI


Arpitha is a first-year graduate student at the Fletcher School, Tufts University and is pursuing an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy with a focus on technology policy, international business, and human rights. Prior to her master’s, she lived in India, where she worked as a public policy lawyer at two law firms, Trilegal and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. Arpitha has been involved in engaging with stakeholders including State agencies, multinational corporations, industry associations, and civil society organizations. In the summer of 2021, she worked as a Graduate Research Analyst at Digital Planet, a research center at the Institute for Business in the Global Context, Fletcher School, where she analyzed the social impact of innovative business models and undertook research on vaccine misinformation.


Boston College LAW LIAISON: STEVEN MUELLER


Steven is a member of the 2022 class at Boston College Law School. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Economics. Prior to law school, he worked for a regional bar association to remove barriers and increase legal representation for individuals in need. He worked as a research assistant for Professor Diane Ring regarding international taxation and Professor Daniel Farbman concerning the judicial response to civil disobedience during social movements during law school. This past summer, Steven worked for Withers Bergman LLP.

 

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