Meet the Executive Board

Who We Are:

Ryan Shymansky, President Ryan Shymansky

Ryan is a 2L from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended college at Georgetown University, and upon graduating headed across town to join the Georgetown University Law Center. Ryan became involved with the Student Bar Association as a 1L delegate working primarily on Campus Services issues. He splits most of his free time between running, cooking, and photography (and will take your LinkedIn headshot if you ask). He is excited for the chance to serve the Georgetown Law community, and is always open to feedback and suggestions. 

Christopher Joyce, Day Vice President

Bio forthcoming. 

Ata Akiner, Evening Vice President

Ata is a third-year evening student at Georgetown Law and serves as the Student Bar Association's Evening Vice President, where he chairs the Evening Student Affairs Committee. He previously served as the Student Bar Association's Academic Affairs Committee Chair, and worked closely with the Registrar's Office and JD Academic Services to represent the needs of all Georgetown Law students. Simultaneously, Ata zealously represented the needs of his fellow evening students as a 2E Delegate. Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ata grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science. Ata went on to study at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and received a Master's degree in International Relations. 

During the day, Ata works full-time as a Trade Policy Analyst at the international law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, where he has been employed for the past six years. Outside of law school, Ata enjoys travelling, hiking, reading, craft beer and opera. Ata is enthusiastic about the eventing program and looks forward to make it a better place for all of his fellow students. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. 

Ahmad Al Dajani, Secretary

Life experience under construction. 

Betty Rosenbaum, Treasurer 

Betty is a 3L from right here in the DC Metropolitan Area. She studied international business and finance at the University of South Carolina, and remains a devoted fan of the Gamecocks. Last year, Betty served on SBA as a member of the Judiciary and Appropriations committee. In addition to SBA, Betty works as a 1L tutor for Property and Constitutional Law and serves as a Senior Editor for the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. During her rare moments of free time, Betty enjoys watching the sunrise on morning runs and cooking delicious vegan meals.

Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or comments!

Dante Frisiello, Chief of Staff

Bio forthcoming. 

Michael Buchanan, Attorney General

Michael is a 3L at Georgetown Law and serves as the Student Bar Association's Attorney General. A born-and-raised Floridian, Michael received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Florida. At UF, Michael served as a Student Senator and as President of his Greek-letter organization. Besides SBA, Michael is editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. He previously served the Student Bar Association as a 2L delegate. When not studying hard, he enjoys cheering on the Florida Gators and anything outdoors. Feel free to reach out to him anytime! 

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