Board Members

Co-President – Hannah Scoville

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Hannah Scoville is a third-year law student (class of 2014) at Harvard Law School.  She is committed to working on behalf of children and youth, particularly those who have experienced maltreatment, and are involved in the child welfare system and/or foster care.   Hannah has her Masters in Social Work, and spent 6½ years as a therapist for foster, adoptive, and biological families prior to attending law school.   She decided to attend HLS with the ultimate goal of becoming a juvenile court judge.  During law school, Hannah has completed internships with Harvard Defenders, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Child Abuse Unit, and the Office of the Child Advocate.  She has also pursued her interests through classes such as Child, Family, & State, Family Law, The Art of Social Change, and the Child Advocacy Clinic.    As co-president she oversees the work of the Board for planning speakers, volunteer events, and membership activities. If you would like to contact Hannah, please email her at hscoville@jd14.law.harvard.edu.

 

Co-President – Megumi Tsutsui

Megumi Tsutsui is a third-year law student (class of 2014) at Harvard Law School.  She is passionate about child and youth issues, particularly from the education and the global contexts.  In law school, she interned with the education practice at Public Advocates in San Francisco and has worked on education advocacy in South Africa through partnerships with the Harvard Human Rights Clinic, Equal Education, and Equal Education Law Centre.  She has also explored child and youth issues through classes such as The Art of Social Change and Socio-economic Rights. As co-president she oversees the work of the Board for planning speakers, volunteer events, and membership activities. If you would like to contact Megumi, please email her at mtsutsui@jd14.law.harvard.edu.

 

Education Chair – Jodi Guinn

Jodi GuinnJodi is third year student (class of 2014) at Harvard Law School. Before law school, Jodi served for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA at YouthBuild USA, where she did career development work for out-of-school youth. During her 1L summer, she interned at the Center for Law and Education in Boston. And during her 2L summer, she interned at Lawyers for Children in New York City. She has also participated in Harvard’s Education Law Clinic and the Child Advocacy Clinic.  If you would like to contact Jodi, please email her at jguinn@jd14.law.harvard.edu.

 

Child Welfare Chair – Sarah Adkins

Sarah AdkinsSarah Adkins is a second-year law student (class of 2015) at Harvard Law School.  Before law school, Sarah worked at Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center, assembling reports of forensic interviews used in prosecutions against sex offenders.  She also served at Bethany House Abuse Shelter with AmeriCorps.  She worked with children affected by domestic abuse, coordinating educational and recreational activities, instituting tutoring sessions, and leading therapy and educational groups.  During her 1L summer, she worked at Massachusetts Advocates for Children on state policy work around special education.  If you would like to contact Sarah, please email her at sadkins@jd15.law.harvard.edu.

 

Juvenile Justice Chair – Yorda Yenenh

IMG_1130 - Version 5Yorda Yenenh is a second-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 will continue her exploration of child and youth issues through classes this year including The Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice and the Child Advocacy Clinic. As Juvenile Justice chair she plans speakers and events focusing on issues affecting youthful offenders within the criminal justice system. If you would like to contact Yorda, please email her at yyenenh@jd15.law.harvard.edu.

 

Volunteer Coordinator - Margaret Zisser

If you would like to contact Meg, please email her at mzisser@jd15.law.harvard.edu.

 

Membership Director - Divya Subrahmanyam

If you would like to contact Divya, please email her at dsubrahmanyam@jd15.law.harvard.edu.