Current Members

2014-2015 Board of Student Advisers

Leigh Barnwell

Leigh is a 3L from Raleigh, NC who studied English and Economics at Stanford University. She also received a masters in English from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Before coming to law school, she worked in the Books Editorial department of Duke University Press and also sat on the Board of Trustees for a local independent school. In addition to being on the BSA, Leigh is an Executive Submissions Editor for the Journal of Law and Gender. She spent her 1L summer at Public Knowledge, a DC-based non-profit that works on IP, tech, and communications policy, and her 2L summer at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler in New York City. In her free time, Leigh loves dancing, yoga, and baking things that are bad for you.

 

 

 

Christina Barreiro

Christina Barreiro is a 3L from White Plains, New York.  She graduated from Fordham University in 2012 with a major in International Political Economy and a minor in Business Administration.  Although she came to HLS directly after graduation, Christina spent two years working for Apple, Inc. during her undergraduate career.  In addition to her role on the BSA, Christina is a member of the Women’s Law Association and has acted as a Research Assistant for Professor Howell Jackson.  During her 1L summer, Christina interned for Judge Edgardo Ramos in the Southern District of New York.  This past summer, she worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP.  During her free time, she can likely be found with her friends in a Gropius lounge watching reality television.

 

 

 

 

Ben Bastomski

Ben Bastomski

Ben is a 3L hailing from sunny Santa Barbara, CA. As a proud graduate of Santa Barbara High School, he headed east to Brown, where he concentrated in political philosophy. Following graduation, he moved to Israel to volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces, and served as an infantry sharpshooter until completing his term of service in early 2012.

At HLS, Ben has served as a Submissions Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal, as well as Events Director for HL Central. He spent his 1L summer in The Hague, Netherlands, at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In his 2L summer he worked as a summer associate for Covington & Burling in San Francisco.

 

 

Sam Block

Sam Block

Sam is a 2L from Deerfield, Illinois. He majored in journalism and creative writing just down the road at Northwestern University. He spent his 1L summer just a bit further down the road as a public policy fellow for the City of Chicago and Mayor Emanuel. At HLS, Sam’s extracurricular activities include the Federalist Society and the food policy team for the Mississippi Delta Project. Though he is an unskilled player, he is big sports fan as well as a satire writer, runner, and architecture tour attender.

 

 

 

 

Isabel BroerIsabel Broer

Isabel grew up in Shrewsbury, MA. She graduated from Columbia University in 2010 with a degree in political science. Isabel taught ninth grade algebra for two years in the Denver (CO) Public Schools as a Teach For America corps member and worked for a third year in her high school as the data and assessment administrator. During her 1L summer, she returned to the great state of Colorado to intern at the Colorado Department of Education. At HLS, Isabel is a fellow of the Law and Social Change program of study, leads a discussion group on education policy for the Law and Government program of study, and is an active member of Advocates for Education and the Outdoors Club. She enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing, and running — anything that gets her in the mountains!

 

 

 

Paige BurroughsPaige Burroughs

Paige is a 2L from Los Angeles, California who studied Government and International Relations at Cornell University.  In addition to being in the BSA, Paige is a member and social events deputy of the HLS Federalist Society, a member of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a member of the Prison Legal Assistance Project.  Prior to attending law school, Paige was a foreign news editor at Fox News Channel in New York.  Paige spent her 1L summer at the DOJ in the Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section.  She is a distance runner, sci-fi/fantasy literature enthusiast, and grilled cheese aficionado.

 

 

 

 

Alice Buttrick

Alice is a 3L from Chicago. She went to Yale College, where she majored in Graphic Design. After college, she worked for a small law firm in London. At HLS, Alice is a Fellow for the Law and Government Program of Study, and is very involved with the Harvard Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She spent her 1L summer at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, and her 2L summer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in litigation. In her spare time, she loves bluegrass music, vegetarian cooking and literary fiction.

 

Jay Cohen

Jay, a 3L, lived on Long Island until he was ten, and then moved to London, where he attended middle school and high school. Upon graduating from Harvard College in 2010, Jay moved to New York to teach first grade in Brooklyn as a Teach For America corps member. At HLS, Jay is a finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition and is on the Executive Board of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. He also enjoys playing intramural soccer. Jay spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and his 2L summer at Proskauer in New York. Jay is a big sports fan (Jets, Mets, Knicks, and Tottenham Hotspur) and also loves to travel.

 

 

 

John Connolly

John Connolly

John is a 2L from Arlington, Virginia. He attended Bowdoin College, where he majored in Government and History. After college, John spent two years teaching middle school Spanish and Health in the D.C. area as a Teach For America corps member. At HLS, John serves on the ACS Board as Academics Director and is involved with the Harvard Law and Policy Review and Tenant Advocacy Project. He is also a tour guide, resident assistant, and research assistant for Professor Susan Crawford. During his 1L summer, John worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Virginia. There, he wrote motions for a bank robbery trial, assisted with a mortgage fraud appellate brief, and researched issues relating to evidence, computer hacking, and foreign surveillance. In his free time, John loves singing along to ’80s one-hit-wonders (especially at karaoke) and nerding out.

 

 

 

Liz Currancurran bsa photo

Liz is a 2L who grew up in Southbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Cornell University in 2010 with a degree in Government,
she joined Teach For America and spent three years teaching high school math in St. Louis, Missouri. Liz’s experience in the classroom inspired her to pursue a legal education with a focus on understanding the connections between systemic poverty, education, crime, and policy.

During her first year at HLS, Liz was involved in the Prison Legal Assistance Project, Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, American Constitution Society, and Advocates for Education. During the summer of 2014, she interned at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in Washington, DC on the Fair Housing Project. Some of Liz’s fondest 1L memories were discovering the joys of color-coded highlighting and volunteering with ACS’s Constitution in the Classroom program. Liz enjoys binge-watching reality TV and Netflix original series, cooking (and eating), going to baseball games, and live music.

 

Alyssa ColbertColbert cropped

Alyssa Colbert is pursuing a JD/MBA and is currently across the river at HBS. Originally from Mequon, Wisconsin, Alyssa graduated from Harvard College with a degree in History and spent two years as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.  At Harvard Law School, in addition to her involvement in the BSA, Alyssa is on the board of the Harvard Women’s Law Association and is a member of the Harvard Black Law Students Association.  Alyssa spent her 1L summer working at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Outside of law school, Alyssa loves to travel, ski, and cheer for the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

 

David CurtisDavid Curtis

David is a 3L from Boxford, Massachusetts. He has worked as a teaching assistant for Visiting Professor Julius Genachowski and as a research assistant for Professor Jonathan Zittrain. He also served as a Speakers Editor for the Journal of Law and Technology, and coordinated a national anti-foreclosure conference for Project No One Leaves. During his 1L summer, David worked at the Department of the Treasury on legal issues related to the Cuba embargo and other economic sanctions programs. During his 2L summer, he was a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Moscow.

David graduated from Yale in 2011 with a BA in Classics. Before law school, he spent a year teaching ancient Greek and coaching rowing (badly) at St. Paul’s School in London.

 

 

Elizabeth Gettinger

Beth is a 3L originally from Sullivan, Indiana. After graduating from Harvard College in 2009 with a degree in archaeology, Beth taught English in South Korea, worked as an editor of her hometown newspaper, coordinated communications and development for an educational organization in New York City, and spent some time traveling through Asia and South America. At HLS, Beth has been involved with the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and the Harvard Immigration Project. She spent her 1L summer in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts and her 2L summer at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco. In her free time, Beth enjoys playing squash and golf, taking day trips out of Cambridge, and cheering for the Indianapolis Colts.

 

 

 

Cody Gray

Cody is a 3L from San Jose, California. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2007 and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at Princeton University. Prior to law school, he worked for Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee and spent a summer with the Native American Affairs team at the White House Domestic Policy Council. At HLS, he is an editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review, a board member for the American Constitution Society, and a finalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition. Cody spent his 1L summer at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section, and his 2L summer at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He is a huge soccer fan, proud Golden Bear, and spends his free time following Bay Area sports.

 

 

 

Jacob HannaJacob Hanna

Although he was born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Jacob, a 2L, has lived on the East coast for the vast majority of the last ten years. He studied finance and communication at American University in Washington, D.C. After graduating, he worked at Deloitte Consulting LLP for five years in the firm’s Strategy & Operations practice, where he helped clients solve some of their most challenging business problems. At Deloitte, he also worked on the firm’s internal diversity and inclusion strategy. At HLS, Jacob is actively involved in Lambda and the Harvard Business Law Review. Jacob spent his 1L summer at Cooley LLP in San Francisco, which gave him the chance to try out the West coast for nearly three months. Jacob loves the law (obvi), Kentucky bourbon, online and in-person shopping, and Instagram (but not Twitter).

 

 

 

Spencer Haught

Spencer is a 3L from Glastonbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Amherst College, he lived in New York City for two years working as an investment banking analyst at Lazard. At HLS, Spencer has been involved with the Journal of Law and Technology as a subciter, line editor, and article editor. He is also a final round competitor in the Ames Moot Court Competition. Spencer spent his 2L summer working here in Boston for Ropes & Gray and his 1L summer at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys binge watching Friday Night Lights with his wife, Caitlin. He is also a water polo player, acappella singer, and triplet!

 

 

 

Olivia Hoffman

Olivia is a 3L originally from East Hampton, New York. She graduated from Brown University in 2010 with a BA in International Relations. Before coming to law school, Olivia worked as a school admissions officer and as a paralegal at a plaintiff’s employment law firm. At HLS she serves as a managing editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and has worked as a research assistant for Professor William Rubenstein. Olivia spent her 1L summer at the New York Legal Assistance Group and her 2L summer at Jenner & Block in New York. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys tennis, comedy podcasts, and planning (and going on) weekend outings.

 

 

 

 

 

Kyle Holter

Kyle Holter

Kyle is a 2L from Rochester, New York. He graduated from Vassar College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in English. At Vassar, he edited a poetry magazine, played varsity squash, and haunted the gothic library. Prior to law school, Kyle served with AmeriCorps as a caseworker in a transitional homeless shelter in West Philadelphia. He is a board member of Project No One Leaves and spent his 1L summer with the Administrative Law Division of the New York City Law Department.

 

 

 

 

Brook JacklingBrook Jackling

Brook is a 2L originally from Saddle River, NJ. Her family now lives in New Bern, NC. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010 with a major in Art History. Prior to law school, she taught Kindergarten in New York as a Teach For America corps member. In addition to being a BSA, Brook is a Deputy Managing Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and is a member of the Firms and Fundraising Committee of the Women’s Law Association. She spent her 1L summer in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Brook loves travel, ice cream, and reality television.

 

 

Chen-Chen Jiang

Chen-Chen Jiang is a 2L from Cupertino, California. She studied business and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and then moved to Detroit, Michigan, where she spent two years teaching kindergarten as a part of the charter Teach For America corps there. She then joined TFA staff during her third year as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development. In that role, Chen-Chen mentored and developed over 30 first-year teachers.

At HLS, Chen-Chen is the treasurer of the Women’s Law Association, a General Board Member on the Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, member of Advocates for Education, and a TA for Civil Procedure. She was also the live auction co-chair for the 2014 Public Interest Auction. During her 1L summer, she worked at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) in Washington DC. Chen-Chen enjoys watching every TV show under the sun (preferably marathoning a season at a time), running, and large amounts of cheese.

 

Claire JohnsonClaire Johnson

Claire is a 3L from Denver, CO and Santa Cruz, CA. Prior to law school, she attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Political Science and minor in Public Policy. After undergrad, she spent three years in Washington, D.C. working for Congressman John Salazar (CO) and Senator Mark Udall (CO).  She spent her 1L summer in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and her 2L summer at Farella, Braun + Martel in San Francisco, CA.  In addition to the BSA, Claire is involved in the Women’s Law Association, the National Security and Law Association, and the National Security Law Journal.

 

 

 

Inae KimInae Kim

Born in Cambridge, MA, Inae is a 2L who grew up in Seoul, South Korea. She studied political theory at Princeton and graduated in 2010. Before coming to HLS, Inae did her MA at University of Chicago, volunteered at a youth outreach organization in Rwanda and Burundi, and interned at a South Korean public interest law firm called APIL. Inae is also a member of HLS Advocates of Human Rights and leads a project on anti-trafficking efforts in the greater Boston area. She spent her 1L summer at the Korean Constitutional Court. In her free time, Inae loves to travel and to write about travels, practices yoga and pilates, and enjoys going to art museums.

 

 

 

Patrick KnothPatrick Knoth

Patrick is a 2L originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio. After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in History and Literature, Patrick worked as an analyst at the First Manhattan Consulting Group and as a litigation fellow at the Hearst Corporation’s Office of General Counsel in New York. During his 1L summer, Patrick worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his involvement with the BSA, Patrick is a line editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and a member of HLS Lambda. Patrick also enjoys playing tennis, reading architecture blogs, and (re)watching Friday Night Lights.

 

 

 

Rich Le PageRich

Rich is a 3L from Toronto, Canada. Prior to law school, he studied accounting and financial management at the University of Waterloo and spent two years doing international tax consulting at Deloitte. In addition to the BSA, Rich’s extra-curricular activities have included the Harvard Business Law Review, the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, and the Harvard International Law Journal. He spent his 1L summer at the Office of the New York State Attorney General and his 2L summer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. Outside of law school, Rich enjoys almost any board game and is an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

 

 

Amanda LevineLevine-BSA Photo

Amanda is a 2L who was born and raised in sunny South Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida, where she double-majored in Political Science and English. At HLS, Amanda is a General Board member of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and is involved in the Harvard Tenant Advocacy Project. She spent her 1L summer working at the Massachusetts Office of the Senate Counsel, in Boston. In her free time, Amanda enjoys taking yoga classes, cheering on her beloved Florida Gators, and showing everyone pictures of her dog.

 

 

 

 

Lea MalewitzLeaBSAPhoto

Lea Malewitz is a 2L from Glenview, IL. She attended the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in French and Arabic Studies. Before law school, she completed her Master’s in French  with a minor in Arabic at Notre Dame, which involved teaching French 101 and 102 to undergraduates. During her 1L summer, Lea worked at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago. Her work was split between the tax planning and international commercial practice groups. In her free time, Lea enjoys watching Notre Dame football, experimenting with new vegetarian recipes, reading novels, jogging, sprint triathlons, and group fitness classes. She loves to travel, and managed to study abroad in Paris, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Avignon while at Notre Dame. Her extracurricular activities also include the Food Law Society and the Harvard Association for Law and Business.

 

 

 

Ezra Marcus

Ezra is a 3L from Washington, DC. He graduated from Yale in 2010 and worked there for two years before law school as a college admissions officer. Over the past two summers, Ezra has worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and at WilmerHale in DC. He is an Ames Finalist and the Executive Director of Harvard’s Prison Legal Assistance Project, and has worked with the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review as an Executive Technical Editor and Professor Vicki Jackson as a research assistant. Ezra is a long-suffering DC sports fan and wishes law school gave him more opportunities to get in touch with his inner math nerd.

 

 

 

 

Chrystel MarincichChrystel Marincich

Chrys was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. Her mother being from California, Chrys was exposed to American culture from an early age and spent many of her summers in the United States. She majored in Asian Studies with a focus on Japanese Language and Culture at Vanderbilt University and spent a few years in Tokyo improving her Japanese language skills. At Harvard, Chrys is a member of the Women’s Law Association Mentorship Committee, a Resident Assistant for Dane Hall, and a mediator at the Harvard Mediation Program. She spent her 1L summer in the corporate division of Nishimura & Asahi, a Japanese firm. During the weekends, Chrys enjoys playing IM flag football and soccer with her section-mates. Chrys is currently pursuing her L.L.M. accross the pond at Cambridge University.

 

 

 

Kavya NainiKavya BSA

Kavya Is a 2L from Dallas, TX. She majored in Biomedical Engineering and received her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating, she worked at a start-up airlines in Mexico City and as a consultant in Chicago and Costa Rica. At HLS, Kavya is a member of Harvard Defenders, a treasurer for the South Asian Law Students Association, a line editor for the Journal of Law and Gender, and a TA for Civil Procedure. She spent this past summer at the Capital Defender’s Office in Northern Virginia. When off-campus, Kavya is on a mission to find the best street tacos in Boston and also enjoys exploring the city.

 

 

 

 

Emily NashEmily Nash

Emily is a 2L from Armonk, NY. She graduated from New York University in 2011 with a BA in sociology and minors in history and French. Prior to law school, she taught English in France and worked with nonprofits and foundations in New York City. At HLS, she has been a proud member of the Section Seven Social Committee, the International Law Journal, and the HLS Drama Society’s spring Parody. When she’s not performing her BSA duties you may find her cooking, singing, or doing crossword puzzles.

 

 

 

 

Tara Norris

Tara is a southern California native with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA. Before coming to law school, she worked at a plaintiffs’ law firm in Los Angeles and as an assistant debate coach at Harvard-Westlake School. Last summer, she was a legal intern at the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU, and she also spent a week working at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, an executive education program run by the Program on Negotiation at HLS. Tara’s extracurricular activities include the HLS Democrats, the American Constitution Society, the Mississippi Delta Project, and the Harvard Law and Policy Review. In my spare time, she like to bake, read about politics, commiserate with other Californians about how much she misses good Mexican food, and explore local coffee shops (I’m happy to give recommendations!).

 

 

 

 

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Ivan is a 3L from Pullman, WA. He attended the University of Washington, where he studied Political Science and Economics. After graduating from the UW, Ivan joined Teach For America. He taught middle school math and coached the soccer team at Imagine Camelback Middle School in Phoenix, AZ. At HLS, Ivan is a technical editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Ivan spent his 1L summer at the ACLU of Washington State in Seattle and his 2L summer at WilmerHale in Boston. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, a slew of sports, and classic films.

 

 

 

 

William Passo

William (Will) Passo is a 2L from Oregon. He graduated from Duke University in 2011 with a degree in art history and political science. After university, he was a staffer in the Washington, DC office of Representative Earl Blumenauer (Oregon’s Third District), worked for Duke University in Zhuhai, China, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. During his 1L summer, he had a fantastic time working in Singapore as a legal intern at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. In his spare time, Will likes traveling, reading, spending time with friends and family, and following the sports teams of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His favorite book is A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee, and his favorite movie is The American President.

 

Joo-Young Rognlie

Joo-Young Rognlie is a 3L from Woonam-ri, a very rural town in South Korea. She majored in English and minored in Japanese at Duke University. Prior to law school, Joo-Young taught at a public school and at a private foreign language institution. She also wrote a young adult novel for publication, and signed with a literary agent. Joo-Young is an Executive Editor and Production Chair of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and was on the Executive Board of the Harvard Asia Law Society. She spent her 1L summer as a judicial extern for Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and her 2L summer in the Boston office of Goodwin Procter. Joo-Young loves fiction, action movies, and walks along the Charles with her husband.

 

 

 

 

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is a 3L from Littleton, Colorado. He graduated from George Washington University School of Business in 2011, where he received a BBA in Business Economics and Public Policy with a minor in Political Science.  While there, he interned with Senator Mark Udall’s office on the hill and with Ralph Nader’s Center for the Study of Responsive Law.  Before coming to HLS, he spent a year at Deloitte Consulting.  Tom spent his 1L summer at the Department of Justice Civil Division, and his 2L summer at Williams and Connolly in Washington, D.C.  Tom is currently an Ames Moot Court Finalist and previously served as the Alumni Relations Chair for the American Constitution Society and as a Senior Article Editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review.  Tom is a huge Denver Broncos and St. Louis Cardinals fan, and in good weather you’ll likely find him out on the volleyball court or walking his two dogs with his wife Kirsten.

 

 

 

Andres SalinasAndresSalinas

Andres is a 2L originally from Ellicott City, Maryland. Before law school, he attended Vanderbilt University, where he majored in Political Science and History. In addition to being a BSA, he is on the Executive Board of the Harvard Journal on Legislation and enjoys playing intramural sports. Andres spent his 1L summer in Washington, DC working for a nonprofit organization that litigates Establishment Clause cases. During his free time, he likes to run, watch movies, and follow European soccer.

 

 

 

 

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Nathan Sandals is a 2L from Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy. After college, he moved to Washington where he worked in as a legislative assistant in Congress for four years, first to Congressman Joe Sestak, and then to Senator Dick Durbin. Nathan spent his 1L summer at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, working in the criminal appeals unit. In addition to being on the BSA, he is a Policy Director for the American Constitution Society, and a Senior Article Editor and Senior Policy Editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review. Nathan is a huge fan of all Philly sports teams and the Michigan Wolverines.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeffrey is a 3L from New York City. He attended Columbia University where he majored in Philosophy. After college, Jeffrey spent a year researching changing financial regulations at Deutsche Bank. During his 1L summer, Jeffrey interned in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. At HLS, Jeffrey is a Senior Technical Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review and a Research Associate for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Jeffrey was also a 1L Representative for the Harvard Association for Law and Business. In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys playing squash, experiencing new cities, and making quirky short films.

 

 

 

 

Rebecca SchindelBecky Schindel

Rebecca is a 2L from Pound Ridge, NY. She graduated with a degree in Public Policy from Stanford University in 2010, and then spent three years working in economic consulting in Oakland, CA. In addition to being on the BSA, Rebecca is a Line Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal and an Article Editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review. She spent her 1L summer as a Litigation Summer Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. Rebecca enjoys playing squash and tennis and challenging her friends to spicy food eating contests.

 

 

 

 

Marisa SchnaithMarisa Schnaith

Marisa is a 3L originally from Columbus, OH. She graduated from Miami of Ohio in 2009 with majors in Political Science, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. After college she spent two years teaching English in rural Mongolia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. At HLS, Marisa is involved in the Journal of Law and Gender, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and Lambda. She spent her 1L summer at Lambda Legal in Chicago and her 2L summer at Relman, Dane & Colfax, a civil rights litigation firm in DC. Outside of school, Marisa loves traveling, drinking coffee, and playing board games.

 

 

 

Caroline Stern

Caroline Stern is a 3L from New York City.  She attended Amherst College, where she majored in Art History.  During college, she spent a semester abroad studying urban planning in Rome, Italy.  Before coming to law school, Caroline worked for a year in the Counsel’s Office at the New York City Department of City Planning.  At HLS, Caroline has been a Civil Procedure teaching assistant, Chair of the Women’s Law Association Firms Committee, an editor of the Environmental Law Review, and a co-captain of the HLS Crew Team.  During her 1L summer she interned in the Environmental Law Division at the New York City Law Department.  This past summer she worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.  Caroline enjoys going to museums, running outdoors, coffee ice cream, and doing the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.

 

 

 

 

Blake Strode

Blake is a 3L from St. Louis, Missouri. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Arkansas, where he majored in International Economics and Spanish. After college, he spent three years playing professional tennis, competing in tournaments across the country and abroad. At HLS, Blake is active in Project No One Leaves, the Prison Legal Assistance Project, the Black Law Students Association, Lambda, and the Law and Social Change Program. He also plays intramural football and basketball and is a member of the Harvard Men’s Club Volleyball team. Blake spent his 1L summer working at the Voting Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. This past summer, he worked in the Judiciary Committee office of U.S. Senator Richard Durbin.

 

 

 

Ryan WooWoo, Ryan - Photo

Ryan is a 2L from Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Cornell University in 2011, he moved to Washington, DC to work at the Constitutional Accountability Center, a combined law firm and think tank. At HLS, Ryan has been involved with the American Constitution Society, Journal on Legislation, and Harvard Law and Entrepreneurship Project. He spent his 1L summer working for Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

 

 

 

Matt WybleMatt Wyble

Matt is entering his fourth and final year in the joint JD/MBA program. Originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Matt studied Economics at the University of Michigan before working as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. He spent two years at the Olympic Training Center and competed as a member of the Modern Pentathlon US National Team through the 2012 Olympic Trials. Matt has spent the last few summers doing corporate strategy work at Nike and Blizzard Entertainment, and now works mostly in the video game industry. Outside of the BSA, Matt works as an Ec10 Teaching Fellow and creates mobile video games. In his spare time he loves to run and hang out with his wife and cat.

 

 

 

 

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Susan is a 2L from Wayne, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Harvard College in 2011 with a degree in Government, Susan joined Teach For America and taught middle school special education in San Jose, California. At HLS, Susan is an editor with the Harvard Law & Policy Review and a member of the HLS Parody, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and the American Constitution Society. This past summer, she was an intern in the legal office of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education as well as a research assistant to Avlana Eisenberg, a Lab Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics. Outside of school, Susan enjoys watching comedies, reading, playing tennis and basketball, and hanging out with her mini poodle and fiance.

 

 

We thank Jeff Habenicht for the photographs.