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Alex Blutman graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 2017 with a BA in Public Policy and a minor in Computer Science. His senior thesis, which earned a departmental award for highest distinction, examined proposals for reforming the collegiate athletic model to provide student-athletes with monetary compensation. Outside of class, Alex was a member of Dukes & Duchesses, acting as a student ambassador for distinguished university guests. He was also a student manager for the Duke University men’s basketball team, winning a national championship with the program in 2015.
In addition, Alex spent time at PR+Partners, a Las Vegas-based sports management firm, where he helped handle clients, and Nevadans for Background Checks, where he served as a Field Organizer and Campaign Fundraising Intern to aid the passage of Question 1 on Nevada’s 2016 ballot, which established required background checks for private gun sales.
Olivia Castor graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2017 with a joint degree in Social Studies and African American Studies. Her senior thesis, “Out of the Courts, Into the Streets!: An Examination of Legal-Activist Relationships in the Movement for Black Lives,” analyzed the historical, theoretical, and organizational relationship between direct action activists and civil rights lawyers in the contemporary Movement for Black Lives.
While at Harvard, Olivia served on the Harvard College Committee for Academic Integrity and the Harvard College Diversity and Inclusivity Working Group. She also studied abroad at the State University of Zanzibar in Zanzibar, Tanzania, and at the University College London in London, England. Olivia spent her summers working at the Advancement Project and the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Kayla Fries graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a B.A. in psychology and a business law concentration. During her undergraduate experience, she interned for the BC Law School Innocence Program, where she underwent investigative training, logged documents and reports, and maintained communication with wrongfully convicted clients. Kayla co-founded an undergraduate branch of the Innocence Program, and organized exonerees and their attorneys to speak on campus regarding their fight for justice. She was a member of the BC Mock Trial team as a defense attorney and witness for the prosecution, and received an “All-Region Witness” award during the 2016 Mock Trial Regionals.
Kayla also conducted independent research for BC’s Morality Lab, a neuropsychology lab dedicated to researching the sections of the brain utilized in moral judgments. Kayla was a summer intern for the NYS Office of the Attorney General, where she worked in the Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau, and for Volunteer Legal Services Project, where she worked primarily in family and consumer law and organized a debt and bankruptcy clinic for clients with financial turmoil.
John Gilligan graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College in 2018 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Economics. His senior thesis, which earned him the distinction of Scholar of the College, examined the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the key aspects of the Act’s legislative history. At Boston College, John spent his time outside of the classroom engaged in activities focused on student life. He was the President of the Quality of Student Life Committee, volunteered as a Freshmen League Captain, and served on the History Major Reform Student Advisory Committee.
John spent one summer as an intern in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office working with the Municipal Law Unit, where he reviewed municipality by-law and ordinance receipts and conducted research for several Assistant Attorneys General. The following, summer, he interned at the Law Office of Daniel S. Perlman, contributing case analysis and record review for litigation at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals.
Eduardo Andrés González
Eduardo Andrés González graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2018 with an AB degree in Social Studies, a certificate in Latin American Studies, and a language citation in Spanish. His prize-winning senior thesis, titled “Immoral Constructions: Central American Refugee Flows from the 1980s-2010s”, investigated how the American legal system has responded to Central American refugee crises since the 1980s. Throughout his undergraduate years, Eduardo was heavily involved in student government, serving for all four of his College years as an elected representative on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, where he advocated on behalf of undocumented students, students of color, and low-income and first-generation students. He also worked as an intern at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for two years.
Eduardo spent his summers immersing himself in the world of public interest law and public service. He spent one summer working for LIFT, a poverty-fighting community resource center in Los Angeles, another summer working as an Investigative Intern with the Public Defender Service for Washington, D.C., and his final summer working as a legal intern with Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit legal services provider in New York City that represents survivors of gender violence.
Mattie Haag graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown in 2018 with a B.A. in Government with a concentration in American Government. Mattie focused her studies on criminal justice reform issues, conducting research on gender-based incarceration and wrongful convictions and working as the student director of the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative. While at college, she served as the president of the College Democrats and an officer of the Philodemic Debate Society.
Outside of Georgetown, Mattie spent a semester abroad studying politics and law at Sciences Po in Paris. She spent her summers interning for Senator Sherrod Brown, the Virginia Democratic Party, Harvard Law School, and the ACLU National Prison Project.
Soraya Morales Nuñez
Soraya Morales Nuñez graduated from Princeton University in 2018 with a B.A. in Politics and minors in Latin American Studies and History & the Practice of Diplomacy. During her time at Princeton, she served as a Writing Fellow at the University Writing Center, a student body representative on the Undergraduate Student Government, and as a mentor for first-generation, low-income students through the University’s Programs for Access and Inclusion. While at Princeton, Soraya was actively involved with DREAM Team, an immigrants’ rights organization dedicated to empowering migrant communities in the local Princeton and Trenton, NJ areas through a variety of projects. She also worked closely with University administration on improving resources for DACA and undocumented students and served on the Princeton University Honor System Review Committee.
Soraya spent the summer of 2017 with the Civil Society Partnerships Unit at UNICEF in New York City. She conducted research and analysis on the Fund's local, regional, and global outreach efforts to civil society organizations providing humanitarian and developmental assistance in their communities.
Mack Ramsden graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History. His senior thesis examined the development of hybrid political-academic institutions on American university campuses between 1930 and 1960, especially at Harvard. He also performed research on American diplomacy under Professor Patrick Weil at the Yale Law school.
Mack spent five summers working at Camp Belknap, a camp for boys in New Hampshire. He coached teams, managed programs, and directed the camp choir. After his junior year, Mack interned at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he helped advise one of the nation’s largest technology companies. As a tenor in the Yale Whiffenpoofs, he has performed in hundreds of concerts all over the world.
Morgan Sandhu graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2017 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Public Policy. While at Dartmouth, Morgan was president of Mock Trial, a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow, and editor of an online campus literary magazine, Mouth. She was also heavily involved with the Policy Research shop where she authored non-partisan reports for New Hampshire and Vermont legislators, addressing issues such as pretrial service procedures and local government service provision.
Off campus, Morgan pursued her interests through a term abroad at the University of Copenhagen, where she studied European Union policy and processes, and two internships in Washington, D.C., at the National Disability Institute and in the United States Senate. Last summer, Morgan worked in Pristina, Kosovo to publish a research report analyzing access to and utilization of healthcare services in Kosovo.
Katie Walsh graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University in 2017 with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science. During her time at GW, she focused her studies on the intersection between media, politics, and government. Katie was the President of GW’s all Greek leadership honor society which recognized the academic and co-curricular achievements of over 150 students. During her time in Washington D.C., she interned for a variety of organizations in the political sphere.
This spring she had the opportunity to work as a government relations intern at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck where she assisted client teams in navigating the new administration’s legislative priorities. Prior to Brownstein, Katie interned at QGA Public Affairs focusing on client matters in the telecommunications and healthcare policy sectors. She also interned at CLS Strategies, a strategic communications firm, and the American Enterprise Institute.
Allie Doyle graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. While at Brown, she served on the executive boards of the Brown Mock Trial team, mental health advocacy organization Project Let's Erase the Stigma, theatre group Shakespeare on the Green, and Safehouse: Students Against Domestic Violence. She was also the Chief Copy Editor of the Brown Political Review.
During her time in Rhode Island, she worked on cases of housing discrimination as an investigative intern at the Commission for Human Rights. She also worked with the Rhode Island Public Defender's Office as an intake intern interviewing clients in the courtroom. Allie spent the summer of 2016 at her local criminal court in the Safe Horizon victims' services office assisting with Orders of Protection and the following summer with the Human Rights Watch U.S. Program researching government surveillance, protest suppression, military whistleblowing and retaliation, and domestic violence.
Selena Kitchens graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 2017 with a B.A. in Classics. Her senior thesis, “De Puellis Doctis: Roman Reactions to Learned Women,” examined Roman attitudes toward educated women as demonstrated in Latin texts about the Greek poetess Sappho and in poetry both by and about the Roman poetess Sulpicia. She was a Residential College Outreach Fellow in the University Writing Center, a founding board-member and managing editor of the Princeton Undergraduate Law Review, and the Chair of the Arts Coalition subcommittee of the University Student Government, which worked to expand the presence and visibility of student artwork on campus.
Selena spent the summer of 2015 as an intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Office of the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond, where she assisted in discovery review, factual research, client interviews, and memo-drafting for felony cases on behalf of indigent clients. The following summer, she interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, where she assisted in production of discovery for multiple complex, multi-defendant public corruption cases.
Olivia Graham graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a BA in Urban Studies and a minor in Hispanic Studies. Her senior thesis explored socio-spatial relationships within Philadelphia’s growing number of co-working spaces. While at Penn, Olivia worked in the management department developing and testing research protocol to measure collaboration between environmental NGOs as well as in the sociology department conducting research on religious denominations and eugenics in the early 20th century.
She produced UPenn’s VDay movement, one of the country’s oldest and largest campus campaigns to end gender-based violence, and served on both the Urban Studies Department’s Undergraduate Advisory Board and the Policy Board of WXPN, an NPR affiliate radio station. Additionally, she has spent time interning for the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and for a media and issue advocacy firm.
Hannah Merrill graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2018 with a BA in Economics and French and a minor in Arabic. Her senior thesis, “Rap and French Society: A New Normal,” examined how French rappers from immigrant backgrounds use language, symbols and the media to break down stereotypes and promote more inclusive images of French identity. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Strasbourg and Science Po-Strasbourg studying the European Union and French literature.
While at Georgetown, Hannah worked in the marketing department for the student-run non-profit, The Corp, served as marketing chair of the Senior Class Committee, and tutored elementary students through DC Reads. She volunteered for Learning Life, an educational non-profit committed to developing global citizens, and facilitated dialogues on sexual assault and harassment for incoming freshmen. Hannah also pursued her interests in language and international affairs through one in person and two virtual internships at the US Department of State.