ODK Initiates Four Honorary and 35 Student Members During 2018 Founders Day/ODK Convocation
Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, will welcome four honorary and 35 student initiates at Washington and Lee University’s annual Founders Day/ODK Convocation on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
The convocation is free and open to the public. The program and ceremony will be broadcast live online.
Charles Dew will speak on “The Making, and Unmaking, of a Racist.” Dew is the Ephraim Williams Professor of American History at Williams College, where he has taught since 1977. He is a nationally recognized scholar of the American South, the Civil War, American slavery and the Reconstruction period. In 2016, Dew published “The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade.”
ODK honorary initiates are the Rev. Dr. John M. Cleghorn, pastor of the Caldwell Presbyterian Church, in Charlotte, North Carolina; Marcia France, the John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry and associate provost at W&L; Joan Manley, advocate for the safety, opportunity and access of the Lexington and Rockbridge County community; and Colonel James T. (Ty) Seidule, professor of history and chair of the history department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Cleghorn is a member of W&L’s Class of 1984. Since 2008 he has served as pastor of the Caldwell Presbyterian Church in Charlotte — a church that has embraced its call to be a diverse, progressive and mission-oriented congregation centered on justice and advocacy. Before entering the ministry, Cleghorn retired early from the Bank of America as a senior vice president after 18 years in various public relations and public policy roles. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Charlotte Observer for six years.
Cleghorn has served Washington and Lee in several key roles, including as chair of the 2003–2004 Board of Trustees Ad Hoc Committee on External Relations, vice chair of Young Alumni for the Annual Fund, class agent, member of the Alumni Board of Directors, and a member of the Charlotte Area Campaign Committee during the On the Shoulders of Giants and For the Rising Generation capital campaigns. He was also W&L’s baccalaureate speaker in 2014 with an address entitled “Community and the Common Good.” Cleghorn received the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 1994. He and his wife, Kelly, have two daughters, Ellison and Sophie.
France is the John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry and associate provost at Washington and Lee. She previously served five years as associate dean of the College. She earned her S.B. in chemistry at MIT, where she did undergraduate research under K. Barry Sharpless, the 2001 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, and her M.S. in chemistry from Yale. She was a National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology, where she earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Her work on the development of ruthenium catalysts for olefin metathesis was cited in the 2005 Nobel Prize address by her research mentor, Robert H. Grubbs.
France has served as a visiting research scientist at Dupont, Stanford University, the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique/AgroParisTech in Paris. She is co-author of 20 research publications, holds 13 patents, and has mentored over 50 research students. At W&L, France has taught introductory and advanced organic chemistry as well as a Spring Term abroad course, the Science of Cooking, in Italy. An advocate for international education, France helped co-found the W&L-St. Andrews study abroad program. She oversees the academic advising program, runs the Student Research Scholars program, and serves as co-chair of the University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate. She has previously served as chair of the Graduate Fellowships Committee, the Committee on Automatic Rule and Reinstatement, the STEM Pedagogy Working Group, and the Hillel Advisory Board, and she served on the Phi Beta Kappa executive board for 13 years. She plays flute and piccolo with the Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra, the W&L University Wind Ensemble, and the Lexington Flute Ensemble.
Manley is an active and effective advocate for the safety, opportunity and access of our entire community. Even before the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, Manley was responsible for Lexington’s efforts to fund and create curb cuts to assist in making the downtown more accessible to those with mobility limitations. In the mid-1990s, she envisioned and founded the Rockbridge Area Transportation System, which enables hundreds of residents in the community to get to medical services and many other destinations safely, conveniently and as affordably as possible. She serves as a member of the Rockbridge Disabilities Board, on the steering committee of the Rockbridge Area Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, as chair of the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council Transportation Committee, and on the Rockbridge Advocates for Community Involvement.
In 2004, Manley was appointed chair of the Olmstead Oversight Advisory Commission that gave the disabled population the opportunity to live at home rather than confined to institutions. In 2003, she was honored by the local Chamber of Commerce as the People’s Choice Citizen of the Year. In 2009, she was named Ms. Wheelchair Virginia, with her motto “Making Choices and Having Choices to Make.” Both the Virginia Senate (in 2008) and the Virginia House of Delegates (in 2010) have recognized Manley’s contributions and accomplishments with resolutions.
Seidule, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1984, holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Seidule has commanded cavalry and armored units in the United States, Germany, Italy, the Balkans, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. He is professor of history and chair of the history department at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Among his many accomplishments as a scholar are “The West Point History of Warfare” (a 70-chapter digital text), “The West Point History of the Civil War,” “The West Point History of World War II,” “The West Point Guide to the Civil Rights Movement,” and “The West Point Guide to Gender and Warfare.”
Seidule has written on institutional history, including Civil War memory and African-American history. He is a youth basketball coach and serves on the vestry of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church and the board of trustees of the Putnam County Historical Society.
Undergraduate Class of 2018:
Brett Thomas Becker (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania) is majoring in biochemistry. Becker, a Johnson Scholar, is the founder and president of the W&L Pre-Dental Club and the co-president of the W&L University Ambassadors. He is active in peer counseling, has held numerous fraternity leadership positions, serves as a lector at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, and is a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus. He is actively involved in community service in Lexington and Rockbridge County. Becker’s involvement extends to four honor societies at W&L, including Alpha Epsilon Delta Health Pre-professional Honor Society, of which he is president. He will attend dental school beginning in fall 2018.
Ryan Jefferson Brink (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is majoring in engineering and studio art. Ryan, a Bonner Scholar at W&L, has been a member of the Campus Kitchen Leadership Team since Winter Term of his first year, an organization of which he is now the president. Ryan is a four-year member of the W&L Screaming Minks Rugby Club, and served as captain during the 2017 season. The team has been ranked in the top 10 of the National Small College Rugby Organization each of those years. Ryan has been a Volunteer Venture trip leader since his sophomore year, a peer tutor, and a teaching assistant in the Physics-Engineering Department.
Thomas Sullivan Caldwell (Greenville, South Carolina) is a pre-med student majoring in neuroscience. During his time at W&L, Thomas has been named a first team All-ODAC selection twice as a member of the men’s swim team, while also winning two individual conference titles and receiving the ODAC Sportsmanship Award. In addition, Thomas was selected for the Generals Leadership Academy and is a three-time 4.0 scholar-athlete. As part of Professor Sarah Blythe’s research lab, he headed up an analysis of changes in rat behavior as a result of consuming a diet high in fat and sugar. Starting his sophomore year, Thomas served as a small group leader for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and now acts as the small group co-coordinator on the chapter’s executive team.
Michael Ian Colavita (Roseland, New Jersey) is pursuing a dual degree in neuroscience and music. Michael is the assistant head resident adviser in charge of Graham-Lees Hall, and is involved on campus as a university ambassador, a Bible study leader, and a peer tutor in calculus, music, physics and chemistry. Michael is the assistant conductor and tenor section leader of the University Singers and has conducted multiple campus ensembles in performance, such as the University Wind Ensemble’s premiere of his own composition, “Sands of Fire.” He has served as the music director for the student musical production “Joan!”, and is the drummer for the student band Hella Fitzgerald. Michael is also active in the greater Rockbridge community as a marching band instructor, a choral scholar at Trinity United Methodist Church, and a private drum instructor.
Audrey Taft Dangler (Easley, South Carolina) is majoring in studio art and psychology. As one of the small-group coordinators for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, she guides the small-group leaders and serves on the executive team. Along with assisting with the children’s program at Rockbridge Church, Dangler has been on the Residential Life staff for three years, continuing her second year as the community assistant in the Arts, Recreation and Culture House. Her installations “HERstory in Motion” and “Eliminating Static” have been displayed in the Lykes Atrium in the Lenfest Center for the Arts for the “Drawing Italy” show and the “Junior Thesis” show, respectively. A Johnson Scholar and member of Psi Chi Honor Society, she has conducted research in the Psychology Department and will present research findings at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference this year.
Sara Riley Dotterer (Richmond, Virginia) is an anthropology and studio art major. As a sophomore, she began her leadership in the arts by teaching dance and mentoring students at Maury River Middle School. Sophomore year also marked her first piece of student-led choreography in the W&L Repertory Dance Company, which she began performing with her first year. As a junior and senior, Sara served as the co-president of the W&L Repertory Dance Company, and developed her roles as choreographer, dancer and leader of the organization. During Sara’s junior year, she revitalized the W&L Student Arts League and coined the term “art for all,” making it her goal to unify and promote the many artists of all disciplines on our campus. As Arts League president, Sara has brought student art to The Village, developed a mural on the Colonnade’s construction wall, created a graffiti tunnel in Wilson Hall, and championed other initiatives that have helped spotlight W&L’s many creative students.
Hannah Lynne Falchuk (Hockessin, Delaware) is a politics major and poverty and human capability studies minor. During her sophomore year, she created an annual student-run event to thank all employees of Dining Services with personalized cards and baked goods. She regularly visits the residents of The Manor at Natural Bridge with the Campus Kitchen program and has led French instruction for nearly all grade levels at Central Elementary School. Falchuk is a community assistant, a member of the Compost Crew, and a Writing Center tutor. She has written for inGeneral and the Ring-tum Phi and has been published in the Washington and Lee Political Review. She is the 2017 recipient of the Richard Miller Physical Education Award.
Andrew Caleb Gavlin (Ellicott City, Maryland) is majoring in accounting and business administration and political philosophy. He sits on various student government committees including the Student Financial Aid Committee, the University Board of Appeals, and the Student Advisory Group to the Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board. Additionally, Andrew is an Appalachian Adventure pre-orientation trip leader, coaches a local youth basketball team, and served as a group head in the Williams Investment Society.
Benjamin Christopher Gee (Suffield, Connecticut) is majoring in English, history and medieval and Renaissance studies. As a founder of the Shakespeare Society and co-founder of the Ultimate Frisbee Club, Ben has worked to provide new avenues for student engagement at W&L. He works at the University Writing Center, and has served on the boards of the Parliamentary Debate Team, Ethics Club, and Catholic Campus Ministry. Gee has produced and hosted the WLUR political talk show “Common Sense Voices” for three years, and for two years was editor in chief of the Spectator. In his free moments, Ben enjoys singing as a tenor in the University Singers, and running ultra-marathon races around southwest Virginia. He has served W&L’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship as a small-group leader each of his four years, and regularly serves as a lector at St. Patrick’s Church in Lexington.
Mary-Frances Elizabeth Hall (State Road, North Carolina) is majoring in neuroscience. As a member of the women’s golf team, she was honored in 2015 as the ODAC Rookie of the Year, ODAC Player of the Year, VaSID Rookie of the Year, and Washington and Lee’s First-Year Outstanding Female Athlete. She is an NCAA Second Team All-American and has had four individual wins to date, including an ODAC championship title in 2016 and a win in 2017 at the Golfweek Women’s Division III Fall Invitational. She is co-captain of the team and ranked fourth nationally among NCAA Women’s Division III players. On campus, Hall is a tour guide who sits on the Leadership Advisory Committee for the W&L Student Ambassadors. She works in the Cognition in Context lab under Professor Wythe Whiting and Professor Karla Murdock and enjoys the opportunity to serve others through volunteering with YMCA Happy Hearts Afterschool program and serving as Chi Omega’s philanthropy chair for 2017.
Tessa Marie Horan (Bluffton, Indiana) is an environmental studies major and pre-med student. She founded and leads the Lexington chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and she serves as the president of the W&L Student Environmental Action League. This is her second year as a small-group co-leader with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and her third year as a volunteer at the Rockbridge Area Health Center. She also plays French horn and serves as section leader in the University Wind Ensemble.
Truth Osaivbie Iyiewuare (Houston, Texas) is a computer science major. He has been a leader in the Student Association for Black Unity, as vice president and now as president. He has also displayed leadership in his major, having worked as a lab assistant for students in the introductory computer science class, and as a peer tutor for other students in need of any computer science help. Truth is also a member of Kathekon, which serves alumni visiting campus and increases student-alumni relations. Lastly, he is a student representative of the Diversity and First-Gen Working Group at W&L, an administrative committee that strives to create a better experience for diverse groups on campus.
Matthew Joseph Lubas (Basking Ridge, New Jersey) is majoring in engineering and minoring in poverty and human capability studies. As president of the Engineering Community Development club, Lubas has led student medical-device design contests, international water filtration and STEM education projects in Belize and Mexico, and community-based projects with local non-profits. Lubas has taught English as a second language for four years with ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages), and designed and led a sustainability leadership pre-orientation trip to Fries, Virginia. As the IQ Center supervisor, Lubas helps incorporate technology and education. He is the treasurer for the Ultimate Frisbee Club and climbs with the Crux Climbing Club.
Alicia Martinez (Seaford, Delaware) is majoring in computer science. As the head community assistant and the president of the Campus Unity Initiative, she strives to create a fun and inclusive atmosphere on campus. Martinez is an active peer tutor, has served as president of the German Club, and was selected to attend the 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit. She is a recipient of the QuestBridge Match Scholarship as well as several departmental awards, including the Jim Stump Prize in German and the John Preston Moore III Award.
Faith Elizabeth Pinho (Everett, Massachusetts) studies journalism and politics. A recipient of the Joseph Franklin Ellis Newspaper Scholarship and the program chair of the Society of Professional Journalists W&L chapter, Pinho has reported for the Rockbridge Report and the Ring-tum Phi. She serves as the head intern of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, plays saxophone and sings with the University Jazz Ensemble, and leads a women’s small group with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Pinho is also active at Lexington Presbyterian Church, where she has taught Sunday school, helped with youth group, and runs a girls’ group.
Alden Cooke Schade (East Hampton, New York) is majoring in business administration and geology. The current co-chair of Kathekon, he served on the Interfraternity Council for the past two years as treasurer and vice president. He was also an active member of the Williams Investment Society for the past two years. He is a W&L tour guide and a peer tutor.
Bowen Hamel Mary Spottswood (Point Clear, Alabama) is majoring in religion with a minor in poverty and human capability studies. Spottswood is key staff for the Outing Club and a peer counselor. She serves as a fellow for the Cullum Owings Memorial Fellowship. Spottswood has led Appalachian Adventure pre-orientation trips for three years and is an active member of Reformed University Fellowship. She previously served as a Young Life leader and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor.
Mary Page Welch (Charlotte, North Carolina) is majoring in business administration and minoring in art history. She is serving her second term on the Executive Committee as a senior representative. She participates in the LEAD program, previously acting as team manager. Welch tutors at the local high school as part of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and at W&L in math. She also volunteers on the Reformed University Fellowship leadership team and as an Appalachian Adventure pre-orientation trip leader. She belongs to the Williams Investment Society, serves as a tour guide, and is a member of Kathekon.
Undergraduate Class of 2019:
Haley Corinne Tucker (Manakin Sabot, Virginia) is a biology major and a Latin American and Caribbean studies minor. She is a member of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams and was voted junior captain of both teams. She earned IWLCA First Team All-America laurels for lacrosse in 2017, along with ODAC Rookie of the Year in 2016. In field hockey, she earned a spot on the NFHCA All-America third team and also garnered ODAC Player of the Year honors during the 2017 season. Tucker was named the W&L Outstanding First-Year Female Athlete in 2016. She participated in Generals Leadership Academy, is a member of the University Athletic Committee, 24, and belongs to the Tri-Beta Society.
Heeth Varnedoe V (Thomasville, Georgia) is an economics major and poverty studies minor. Varnedoe is serving in his third term as the Class of 2019’s representative to the Executive Committee. On the EC, he has taken part in various student government initiatives, including the adjudication of W&L’s Honor System. Varnedoe is involved in the Shepherd Poverty Program and serves as a leader for the Volunteer Venture Program. He has also served on the selection task force for the Quality Enhancement Plan and is one of three students serving on the Commission for Institutional History and Community.
Elizabeth Nyawira Mugo (Irmo, South Carolina) is majoring in sociology and anthropology with a double minor in Africana studies and poverty and human capability studies. In her time at W&L, Mugo has served as a member of the University Committee for Inclusiveness and Campus Climate and as co-president of the Student Association for Black Unity (SABU). Community engagement also has played a large role in her involvement as a trip leader in the Volunteer Venture Program and a senior intern in the Bonner Program. Over the past two years, Mugo has served over 1,500 hours through work with such organizations as College Access and the Community Anti-Racism Effort (CARE). Mugo serves as an Owings Fellow, a student representative on the Commission on Institutional History and Community, and the vice president of the Executive Committee.
Alexander Paul Dolwick (Apex, North Carolina) is majoring in psychology. A two-year letter winner both in cross country and in track and field, he has received four scholar-athlete awards and achieved Second-Team All-ODAC honors in cross country as a first-year. He has served as a leader in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since his first year, leading a small group for a year and a half before becoming the large group coordinator this year. He also served as secretary of Washington and Lee’s chapter of Amnesty International his sophomore year.
Faith Abigayle Isbell (Dallas, Texas) is majoring in business journalism. She is the news co-editor of the Ring-tum Phi and a broadcast and web producer for the Rockbridge Report, and served on the executive committee of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Isbell is vice president of the university’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and recently received the Joseph Franklin Ellis Newspaper Scholarship. She is active in Reformed University Fellowship and is a trip leader for the Appalachian Adventure pre-orientation program. Last spring, Isbell participated in the Washington Term Program, during which she interned at the Congressional Research Service.
Ethiopia Demmelash Getachew (Westwood, Massachusetts, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is majoring in biology. She is the vice president of University Ambassadors and the QuestBridge chapter on campus. Getachew is also involved in Kathekon, the Peer Counselor organization and Active Minds, and volunteers at the local hospital and the fire department. This year, she served as the at-large representative on the Student Advisory Committee and is the social chair of Chi Omega sorority. She is completing a two-year research fellowship with Professor Fred LaRiviere with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Law Class of 2018:
John Sterling Houser (Chaptico, Maryland) graduated from Washington and Lee in 2015 with a major in history and a minor in Russian area studies. As an undergraduate, he competed with W&L’s mock trial program, captaining the A team in 2014-2015. Since spring 2016, Houser has served as the Law Class of 2018 Representative on the Executive Committee. For three years, he has also been the senior work-study at the university’s Copy Services, where he has worked since his freshman year.
Thomas Edward Arthur Bishop (Richmond, Virginia) is a Burks Scholar who works as a research and writing teaching assistant to first-year law students. As a Kirgis Fellow, he provides guidance to students as they navigate the ins and outs — both academic and social — of their new lives as law students. As a Federal Young Center child advocate, he visits with and provides assistance to child detainees in the Shenandoah Valley. He is a key staff member with W&L’s Outing Club, where he leads outdoor trips. Bishop teaches Spanish at Woods Creek Montessori School. He is an accomplished classical guitarist who accompanies the St. Christopher’s School Boys’ Choir and teaches guitar to local children at Rockbridge Music. He is an ultra-distance SUP enthusiast, racing distances beyond 26.2 miles on a stand-up paddleboard, and has completed six marathons and four ultra-marathon foot races.
Craig Alan Carrillo (Bedford, Texas) is The John G. Fox Scholarship recipient and is devoted to the Washington and Lee community. As president of the Federalist Society, he leads one of the School of Law’s largest organizations and was a guest editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. Alan helps his classmates develop oral advocacy and writing skills as co-chair of the Moot Court Executive Board’s John W. Davis Moot Court Competition and senior articles editor of the Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice. He has also served as a board member of the Christian Legal Society and a law student representative on the University Strategic Steering Committee. Deeply committed to the Honor System, Alan represents his class on the University Board of Appeals and is a former 1L representative on the Executive Committee of the Student Body.
Erica Lise Sieg (Derwood, Maryland), a recipient of the Edwin D. Rinehart merit scholarship, is editor in chief of the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice and serves as lead articles editor for the German Law Journal. She also is a student attorney with the Criminal Justice Clinic. She organized the Lara D. Gass WLSO Symposium as symposium chair in 2016. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in political science and religious studies from Gettysburg College in 2013.
Jacob Evan Thayer (Houston, Texas) has continued to bring together and build the campus and local communities, an interest first acquired while an undergraduate as a member, and later president, of the George Washington University Residence Hall Association. Here, he is serving on a special subcommittee of the Executive Committee concerning community relations. He also serves on the College Republicans Board as a liaison with the Law School and as an alternate justice on the Student Judicial Council. Thayer serves his adopted local community on the Buena Vista Economic Development Authority and actively participates in the congregation at Manly Memorial Baptist Church as a youth Sunday school teacher, choir member and praise band member.
Law Class of 2019:
Zachary Tate Crawford-Pechukas (New Orleans, Louisiana) is a law ambassador, on the Executive Board of the American Constitution Society, and a class service co-chair of the Public Interest Law Student Association. Zac is also a staff writer for the Washington and Lee Law Review and a student attorney in the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, the Law School’s death penalty clinic. He participates in the Law School’s moot court competitions and won the Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations Competition.
Carroll Bennett Neale (Baltimore, Maryland) serves as the vice president of education for the Women Law Students Organization (WLSO) and on the executive board for the American Constitution Society (ACS). Previously, she held the student development chair position for WLSO and the 1L representative position for ACS. She is a staff writer for the Washington and Lee Law Review and a research assistant for Professor Margaret Hu. She belongs to the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.
Maya Harkness Ginga (Boston, Massachusetts) graduated from Elon University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2014. There, she received the Rudolf T. Zarzar Award for Political Theory. At W&L Law, Ginga is a staff writer for the Washington and Lee Law Review. As a Kirgis Fellow, she mentors a small group of first-year students both academically and socially. Ginga is a mentor with the Women Law Students Organization and serves as its faculty outreach chair.
Daniele Marina San Román (Long Island, New York) is studying intellectual property law. She serves as a Kirgis Fellow and as treasurer of the Sports, Entertainment, and Intellectual Property Law Society. She is a member of the Law School Task Force, as well as the Commission on Institutional History and Community. As a co-chair for the Women Law Students Organization, she helped organize the Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium 2017. She is a junior editor of the German Law Journal and was a semifinalist in the Robert J. Grey Jr. Negotiations Competition. She serves as a hearing adviser and is actively involved in the Latin American Law Students Association.
Caitlin Ventry-Marie Peterson (Irvine, California) is the vice president and moot court coordinator of W&L’s Black Law Student Association, where her moot court team advanced in the MABLSA’s and NBLSA’s 2016-2017 Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition. She also serves as the project manager of W&L Law’s Pro Bono Board. This year, Caitlin serves as the delegate of diversity and inclusion for the American Bar Association Law Student Division, promoting diversity and inclusion among law students, law schools, and the legal field nationwide. As well, Caitlin is active in community service by serving as the youngest area coordinator of Binky Patrol, a national non-profit organization dedicated to serving children in need through homemade crafts to bring comfort in difficult times.
Angelique Yuriko Rogers (Smithfield, Virginia) graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major in government and economics. She is the alumni chair for the W&L Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA). She also participates in open houses for the Law School’s admissions office. Last year, she advanced to the final round of the Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students’ Association’s Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. This year, she will participate in external competitions with BLSA’s moot court team and W&L School of Law’s mock trial team.