Board Members

Co-President – Yorda Yenenh

 Yorda Yenenh is a third-year law student (class of 2015) at Harvard Law School. Her interest in youth issues began in college and continued during her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco doing youth development. After her first-year at Harvard Law, she interned with the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice in the Bronx, New York. She is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Institute where she serves as a juvenile public defender in Dorchester county. As co-president she oversees the work of the Board for planning speakers, volunteer events, and membership activities. If you would like to contact Yorda, please email her at yyenenh@jd15.law.harvard.edu.

Co-President – Divya Subrahmanyam

 Divya Subrahmanyam is a third-year law student (class of 2015) at Harvard Law School. She is passionate about child and youth issues, with particular interest in the impact of housing instability on families. She is also passionate about education inequality and juvenile (in)justice. In law school, she interned at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi, MS, where she worked on projects relating to education equity and the rights of disabled students. She also participated in HLS’ Child Advocacy Clinic, through which she interned at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. As co-president, she works with Yorda to plan speakers, volunteer events, and membership activities. If you would like to contact Divya, please email her at dsubramanyam@jd15.law.harvard.edu.

Education Chair – Renuka Rege

 Renuka Rege is a second year law student (class of 2016) at Harvard Law School. She is interested in impact litigation challenging education policies that adversely affect low-income and minority students. Before law school, Renuka worked at a middle school tutoring sixth graders in reading and acting as a mentor and advocate for the students within the school. During her 1L summer, she interned at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), where she worked on cases related to school finance, ELL programs, and other education issues. She is continuing to explore her interest in education through classes such as Education Law and Policy and the Child Advocacy Clinic. If you would like to contact Renuka, please email her at rrege@jd16.law.harvard.edu.

Child Welfare Chair – Amanda Morejon

 Amanda Morejon is a second-year law student (class of 2016) at Harvard Law School. She is passioante about gender empowerment, youth advocacy, and rectifying power imbalances in relationships. Amanda graduated from Harvard College in 2013, where she worked as a rape crisis counselor and directed a mentoring program for high school students in the greater Boston area. Amanda came to law school to continue working on issues of gender violence. At HLS, Amanda has been able to work with the Queens District Attorney’s Office- Domestic Violence Bureau, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the Tenant Advocacy Project, and the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office. Amanda is also a “dorm parent” (or Proctor) in a Freshmen Dorm where she works with Freshmen on issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment as the CAARE Speciality Proctor (Consent Assault Awareness Relationship Educators). As the child welfare chair, Amanda helps the Board organize events that focus on children who have been victims of violence. If you would like to contact Amanda, please email her at amorejon@jd16.law.harvard.edu.

Juvenile Justice Chair – Cecillia Xie

 Cecillia Xie is a second-year law law student (class of 2016) at Harvard Law School. In college, Cecillia worked at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office as a victim and witness advocate, specializing in elder abuse and child abuse cases. She acted as liaison between the victims/witnesses and the criminal justice system. She also coordinated outreach programs in New Haven to pair high school juniors with students at Yale for guidance throughout the college admissions process. She hopes to continue exploring child and youth issues through coursework such as Child, Family, and State. As Juvenile Justice Chair, she plans speakers and events focusing on issues affecting youth in the criminal justice system. If you would like to contact Cecillia, please email her at cxie@jd16.law.harvard.edu.