2017-2018 Members

 Officers

Amanda Lee (3L) – President

amlee@jd18.law.harvard.edu

Amanda grew up in Long Island, NY and graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Prior to law school, she taught English in Thailand and worked at a non-profit in Arizona. At Harvard Law School, Amanda served as the Vice President of the Women’s Law Association, an Articles Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a member of the Tenant Advocacy Project. She loves to go hiking, travel, and try new foods.

 

Amanda Chan (3L) – Vice President

achan@jd18.law.harvard.edu

 

Amanda grew up in North Potomac, Maryland and attended UC Berkeley where she studied Molecular and Cell Biology and Asian American Studies.  Prior to law school, she spent three years doing biomedical research in the stem cell and genetic engineering fields.  Amanda spent both summers of law school working at law firms in DC and will be joining Skadden’s DC office after graduation.

Samantha Spearman (3L) – Chief of Staff 

Sam grew up in Seattle, Washington and earned her Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and Psychology from the University of Washington. Following graduation, Sam worked as a legal assistant at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle. In addition to serving as Student Government Chief of Staff, she is also Vice President of Operations for the Harvard Law ACLU. Upon graduation in 2018, Sam will be going to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London.

Representatives

Raj Salhotra – 3L Rep

Raj profile

Raj grew up in Houston, Texas and then attended Rice University in Houston for undergrad. While at Rice, he majored in economics and public policy. After graduating from Rice, Raj spent two years as a Teach For America corps member teaching pre-calculus and AP Statistics. While at HLS, Raj has been involved in the Tenant Advocacy Project representing several tenants in disputes with public housing authorities. Raj joined Student Government as a 2L when he was elected 2L Representative.

Kaitlyn Beck – 2L Rep


Kaitlyn grew up in Athens, GA, and attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree in English, Latin and Classical Culture. Before coming to Harvard, Kaitlyn was an English and Latin teacher at a private school in Georgia. Kaitlyn is also involved with Harvard Defenders, a member of the Harvard Mock Trial Executive board, and affiliated with Coram Deo.

Leilani Doktor – 2L Rep

Leilani was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i and earned her Bachelors of Arts in International Comparative Studies at Duke University. Following graduation, Leilani worked on Senator Brian Schatz’s campaign, practiced non-profit grant writing in Bangalore, India and was an environmental consultant in Hawai’i. In addition to serving as the Student Government 2L representative, Leilani is Co-President of the Native American Law Students Association and an editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She loves to surf, experiment with pickling, and hanging out with her other Student Government representatives. 

Matthew Slovin – 2L Rep

Matthew is a Cincinnati native and an alumnus of the University of Michigan. Prior to law school, he worked as a sports reporter for The (Nashville) Tennessean, covering college football. Matthew is also involved in the Jewish Law Students Association, the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Kate Weiner – 2L Rep

Kate graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2015. Prior to law school, she worked as a trial preparation assistant in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and at various arts and education nonprofits. In addition to serving as a 2L Representative, Kate founded ArtMAG, the law school’s Museum Appreciation Group, and co-chairs the Women’s Law Association’s mentorship program with Megan Fitzgerald.

Daniel Egel-Weiss – 1L Rep (Section 1)

 Daniel is from Chicago, Illinois. As an undergraduate, he attended the George Washington University where he studied political science with a focus on public policy. After graduation from GWU, he worked as Legislative Director and then Chief of Staff for the Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives. Daniel joined Student Government as a 1L representing Section 1.

Radhe Patel – 1L Rep (Section 2)

Princess Daisy Akita – 1L Rep (Section 3)

Princess Daisy is from Accra, Ghana, and holds an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College. Prior to law school, she worked as an Associate with The Boston Consulting Group in New York, and then as a Corporate Strategist with Microsoft in DC. At HLS, she is involved with JOLT and BLSA, and serves as a Non-Resident Tutor in two undergraduate houses. She loves running, playing tennis, and curling up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate by her fireplace.

Jonathan Herzog – 1L Rep (Section 4)

Jonathan grew up in New York City and graduated from Harvard College. He then completed his MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. At HLS, Jonathan serves as the 1L representative on the Technology Committee. He’s delighted to join Student Government as a 1L section representative.

Jeremy Wertz – 1L Rep (Section 5)

Jeremy was born and raised in San Diego, California and earned a degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley. After graduation Jeremy moved to San Francisco where he worked for a startup called AdRoll for almost three years.

Adam Smith – 1L Rep (Section 6)

Adam grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, and graduated, in 2016, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in political science and communication. Before law school, he worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, helped to run a judicial campaign in Cook County, and–perhaps most importantly–tended bar at a tavern in downtown Chicago. He hopes to enter public service or to work on criminal justice reform after graduation.

Stephanie Sofer – 1L Rep (Section 7)

Maryam Ansari – LLM Rep

Maryam was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in London, UK. She studied law at Moscow State University and is a Russian qualified lawyer. After graduation, she worked at an International Organization in The Hague and pursued a graduate degree at Leiden University. At HLS, she was elected LLM Representative and appointed as co-director of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. After graduation, she hopes to practice in the field of international dispute resolution.

Appointed Executive Board

Melissa Mikail (3L) – Director of Events  

Melissa is originally from Egypt and grew up in California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside and went straight through to law school. At HLS, Melissa has served on the Student Gov Events Committee since 1L, and also holds board seats in the WLA, HALA, and BLSA. She is also a Lexis Rep, Barbri Rep, and works as a Community Advisor for Harvard Housing. Following graduation, Melissa hopes to serve minority and immigrant communities.

Roy Sengupta (2L) & Maryam Ansari (LLM) –  Directors of Diversity & Inclusion

Maseeh Moradi (3L) & Suzanne Schlossberg (3L) – Directors of Public Service

Maseeh is a 3L from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Before law school, he studied accountancy and philosophy at the University of Illinois, graduating with Highest Honors. Maseeh also serves as a research assistant for Professor Michael Klarman, Programs Co-Chair of the HLS Democrats, and Public Interest Co-Chair of the HLS Student Government. He worked at the Senate Judiciary Committee during his 1L summer, and as a summer associate Jones Day in Washington D.C. and full-time research assistant for Professor Klarman during his 2L summer. Maseeh will clerk for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2018.

Suzanne is originally from Northern Virginia and earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Tufts University in 2012. Between college and law school, Suzanne spent a year working in NYC’s Department of Probation and then two years as a campaign staffer here in Massachusetts. While in law school, Suzanne has enjoyed her work with the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) representing clients at disciplinary hearings, and spending time with the Women’s Law Association where she is the Director of Policy and Advocacy. She is passionate about helping the HLS community think about ways to engage with local and state politics, and is the Political Director for the newly-formed HLS Urbanists. Suzanne spent her 1L summer as a litigation intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and last summer split her time between the DOJ Civil Rights Division – Special Litigation Section and the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Nadia Raynes (3L) & Pamela Gaulin (2L) – Directors of Community Service

Nadia grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended Cornell University where she studied Industrial and Labor Relations. Prior to law school, she worked as a paralegal in New York City. In law school, she is involved with the Harvard African Law Association, Black Law Students Association, Women’s Law Association, and the Civil Rights Civil Liberties Journal.

Pamela is a 2L who graduated and commissioned from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2012. She served as a military police officer in Hawaii, New York, and Iraq before coming to HLS. Pamela is currently attending HLS through the Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program and will continue her service in the Army upon graduation.

Adam Savitt (3L) – Director of Health & Wellness 

Jane Jeong (3L) & Will Smith (3L) – Treasurers

Jane grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, and graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2011.  After college, Jane worked as an Investment Analyst at BlackRock in New York City (2011-13) and as an Investment Analyst at The World Bank Group in Washington, D.C (2013-15). In her spare time, Jane likes to travel, practice yoga, kickbox, and read biographies.  She plans to work at Skadden Arps in New York City after graduating in 2018.

Jimmy Chalk (3L) – Director of Academic Affairs  

Megan Fitzgerald (3L) – Director of Student Affairs

Megan grew up in Rosemount, Minnesota and attended Louisiana State University, where she earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Political Science with minors in Music and International Studies. At Harvard, she has served as Band Director, Board Member and Producer for the HLS Parody, Co-Chair of the Incoming Students Committee for the Women’s Law Association, and Online Content Editor for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. After graduation, she will be joining Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Megan enjoys musical theatre, horseback riding, and college football.