2020-2021 Members

Student Government Co-Presidents

William Wright

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Cape Cod, MA
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in International Relations and French from the United States Military Academy
About Me: Prior to law school I spent five years in the Army as an infantry officer, serving in Germany as a paratrooper and in Arlington National Cemetery as a member of the Old Guard. At HLS I have been excited to explore topics related to tech, innovation, and national security. I am here with my wife Nataliya, a PhD candidate at Harvard Business School. 

Noelle Graham

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara
About Me: Before coming to law school, I spent time hostessing in Atlantic City, NJ and working as a pool attendant in Palos Verdes, CA. I’ve driven cross country five times and always make it a point to stop at a Waffle House somewhere along the way. On campus, I am a member of the West Coast Club, La Alianza, the LatinX Law Review, and the Blackletter Law Journal. You can usually find me at the Pub, Hemenway, or running late to class with a Starbucks in hand. Come say hi !

Executive Board

Diego Galeazzi Alvarez
Chief of Staff

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: Richardson, TX
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Historical Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas
About Me: As the main source of entertainment for the HLS Student Government, I have had to learn to think on my toes and find that delicate balance between being encouraging, friendly, and accessible to the other SG members and simultaneously roasting them to oblivion. In short, it’s a tough job; but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Working with some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable human beings has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I love my school and I love what I learn, and surrounding myself with people who feel the same way — and who, like me, persevere in trying to find ways to improve what we can — has made my time at HLS feel extraordinarily special.

Nicole Laurencia Franklin
Director of Student Orgs.

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: St. Michael, Barbados
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Criminology from the University of Florida
About Me: After graduating from the University of Florida (Go Gators!), I joined Teach For America as an Alabama corps members. I spent three years in the classroom, teaching high school mathematics where I increased the Algebra 2 proficiency rate of my students five-fold. After leaving the classroom, I continued to fight to eliminate educational inequity as a Recruitment Manager for Teach For America while serving as a board member for the educational nonprofit, the Cap & Gown Project. At HLS I hold positions in BLSA, First Class, and am on the planning committee for the Critical Race Theory conference.

Ryan Gribbin-Bucket

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Mastic/Long Island, NY
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Accounting from Molloy College
About Me: My name is Ryan Gribbin-Burket and I was born and raised on Long Island. I am your student body treasurer for the 2021-22 academic year. I am a first generation college student and never imagined I would be able to attend law school let alone Harvard and now that I am here I want to work to make it the dream come true I always imagined it would be. In addition to student government I am also a senior managing editor for the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and a member of the Federalist Society. In law school I have worked for the Special Olympics, Major League Baseball, and most recently Paul Hasting’s New York office. Outside of school I am a huge sports fan, and have an undying love for the Yankees. I also love bowling, bad movies, and politics. If I could learn any three skills they would most certainly be archery, baking, and pottery. Finally, two things that you must know about me are I am the pickiest eater you will ever meet and have over 200 Funko POPs.

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson
Director of Communications

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Potomac Falls, VA
Undergraduate Degree: A.B. in History from Princeton University
About Me: Prior to law school, I worked on issues related to the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice system at a think tank in Washington, D.C. At HLS, I am a member of BLSA, the co-vice president of WLA, the co-chair of the Mississippi Delta Project, and the Executive Managing Editor for Student Writing for CR-CL. I am proudest of my passions for racial justice, economic empowerment, and intersectional feminism, but I take pride in my wealth of knowledge regarding all things Disney as well. Feel free to send me photos documenting your HLS experience to be featured on the HLS Student Government Instagram page!

3L Representatives

Matt Elkwood
3L Representative

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Morganville, NJ
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania
About Me: I came to HLS straight after studying finance and marketing at UPenn. In law school I’ve primarily focused on corporate law courses, but I still manage to find time to focus on my real passion: raising and training white tigers for entertainment performances.

Josh Martin
3L Representative

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan
About Me: I have been a part of HLS Student Government the past two years and cannot be more excited to represent my amazing classmates once again. I promise that if you come to me with any problem, any event, or anything at the school you would like to change, I will try to find a way to make it happen before saying it can’t be done. I’ve seen students accomplish incredible things in my time here, and if in any way I can be helpful as a facilitator to make that happen for you, that’s what I’m here for.

Daniel Sieradzki
3L Representative

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Lihue, HI
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii — West Oahu
About Me: Aloha! I was born on the West Coast, but I call Hawaii home because I have lived there for 15 years. Growing up in Hawaii, I got to interact with people from all around the world, learn about different cultures, appreciate the importance of community development, and work on environmental issues with a hands-on approach. I majored in accounting and business at Kauai Community College and the University of Hawaii – West Oahu. While I have an atypical background for HLS, the smaller class sizes of those schools made for a better educational experience and I am incredibly grateful to my professors there. At HLS, I am passionate about developing community. In addition to Student Government, I am involved in West Coast Club, Parody, the Video Game Law Association, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, APALSA, and many other organizations. I am also a teaching fellow for Professors I. Glenn Cohen and Scott Westfahl. As 3L Representative, I am proud to advocate on behalf of HLS students.

2L Representatives

Di Ai
2L Representative

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: College Station, TX
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Math, Economics and Statistics from the University of Chicago
About Me: Prior to law school, I worked in tech at Amazon and Google. At HLS, I’m involved with JOLT, HBLR, West Coast Club and APALSA. When I’m not studying, you can usually find me playing tennis, League of Legends or ping pong.

Ivanka Diaz Canzius
2L Representative

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Criminology and B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University
About Me: Prior to law school I was working with the Department of the Air Force’s Office of the General Counsel as a senior level corporate and real estate paralegal for its Installations, Energy and Environmental Division. Prior to that, I was in the Army for almost ten years serving as a JAG Paralegal, with experience in the legal areas of Criminal Law, Military Administrative Law, Claims and Legal Assistance. I have traveled around the world quite a bit and I am very excited to use my education, work experience, and personal interests to work in the corporate business arena at the international level. This summer, I have accepted an internship with the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa and have been assisting them with a few antitrust projects. I always look forward to making connections with lawyers and students from all over the world, learning about international corporate law, and most of all, meeting and mentoring future leaders.

Erin Savoie
2L Representative

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from Vanderbilt University
About Me: Prior to law school, I worked in Washington, DC as a legal assistant. At HLS, I am a member of the Journal on Legislation, Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, and the Plaintiffs’ Law Association. In my spare time, I enjoy running (10K’s max) and watching the New Orleans Saints.

Avery Smith
2L Representative

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Florida
About Me: Before starting at HLS, I was a high school math teacher in Oklahoma City, where I was highly active in the local teacher’s union. I love running, reading, and bluegrass music. At HLS, I have loved being involved in the National Security Journal, the HLS Christian Fellowship and the HLS Alliance for Israel. Please reach out if you have any ideas to make HLS a better place!

Committee Chairs

Phebe Hong
Health & Wellness Chair

Year: JD ’21
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Regenerative Biology from Harvard College
About Me: I have a background in biology and have worked in healthcare consulting. I am passionate about improving student well-being and mental health support on campus. I am also the co-President of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and a Zumba instructor.

Max Lupin
Academic Affairs Chair

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago
About Me: I am a rising 2L who is excited to be leading the academic affairs committee in the upcoming academic year.

Matthew Kahn
Public Interest Chair

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: Newington, CT
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Government from Georgetown University
About Me: Before law school, I lived in Washington, D.C. working as an associate editor of the national-security-law blog Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. At HLS, I’ve stayed involved in national-security issues: I am an executive editor of the Harvard National Security Journal and a contributor to Lawfare, and I am involved with the Harvard National Security & Law Association.

Priya Kamath
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair

Year: JD ’22
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida
About Me: Between college and law school I worked as a paralegal in Washington, D.C., and as a litigation assistant and diversity program manager at Earthjustice in Seattle. At HLS, I am on the CR-CL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and am a member of QTPOC. When I’m not in class you can find me walking along the Charles, usually with a book and ice cream cone in hand.

Adira Levine
Student Affairs Chair

Year: JD ’22
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. from Yale University
About Me:
 Adira Levine is a 2L at Harvard Law School. Among her activities, she serves on the executive board of a journal, works as a research assistant, and was the first place winner of this year’s international negotiation championship. Prior to law school, she worked with senior federal government officials as a consultant, and became affiliated as a fellow with New America think tank in Washington, DC. Please reach out with your ideas for ways we can continue to improve the student experience at HLS!