Meet Your Resident Fellow
Five Resident Fellows work hard to make your stay in Gewirz safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. RFs act as liaisons between administration and students, helping to enforce administrative policies, and conveying student concerns to administrators. RFs also work to develop a supportive community at Gewirz by creating and coordinating social events and programs for the community. At least one RF is always on call during evenings and weekends in the event of an emergency. Here are your RFs for the 2015-2016 academic year:
Jake Woodward- Floors 2 & 3 (Apt. 304)
Jake grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University in the spring of 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and English and is now a 2L at Georgetown. During his time at Ohio State, Jake was highly involved in Residence Life. He served as a member of the Residence Halls Advisory Council and worked as a Resident Adviser. He was also a member of several honoraries and community service organizations.
Jake spent his first law school summer in DC interning with Environment America, conducting legal and policy research, tracking legislation, drafting press releases and op eds, taking minutes at Congressional hearings, and lobbying support for policy proposals.
In his spare time, Jake can be found working out, cooking, reading, writing, checking his Fantasy Football lineup, or cheering on his home town sports teams. Jake also worked at the front desk of Gewirz last year and was a summer RA in Gewirz, so feel free to get in touch with him with any questions that you might have or if you want to talk to him about a program that you would like to see happen!
Maya McKenzie - Floors 4 & 5 (Apt. 504)
Maya is a proud native of Sylacauga, Alabama (Not much is there but amazing Blue Bell Ice Cream –it's coming back better than ever!). Before enrolling at Georgetown, Maya worked as a Legal Fellow at Munger, Tolles and Olson in Los Angeles, California. While earning her B.A. in Political Science from Alabama State University (#proudHBCUalum), she was involved in a variety of organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she organized the "No Vote, No Voice" program and supported equal voting rights for minority, poor and elderly citizens.
Maya interned at MABAM Entertainment and worked on film distribution and licensing efforts. Her goal is to support the increased distribution of independent films in the Deep South and rural areas to promote social change by shifting perceptions and challenging biases.
She is the Academic Chair for the Black Law Students Association and a member of Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance and Students Intellectual Property Law Association. In her free time she enjoys listening to live music, working on her golf swing, and watching football every Saturday and Sunday in the fall (#HornetNation, #WarEagle, #RaiderNation ... Can you tell I also like Twitter? @_MayaMack) Welcome to Georgetown!
Alex Atkins- Floors 6 & 7 (Apt. 704)
Alex grew up on a rural island, Vashon, in the Puget Sound just outside of Seattle. Alex received his BFA in filmmaking from SUNY Purchase College and, prior to enrolling at Georgetown, he did freelance production management work in Los Angeles and helped run a small media and marketing start-up in New York. Alex is a Public Interest Fellow, and is passionate about criminal justice and incarceration reform, political campaigns and elections, and protecting the environment. Last year Alex helped lead the Law Center's fossil fuel divestment effort, which contributed to Georgetown's recent commitment to divest from coal. This past summer, Alex interned with The Bronx Defenders doing criminal public defense while living with his girlfriend and their three cats in Westchester County. Alex is very excited about his second year at GULC, and will happily attempt to demystify law school for new students.
Bridget O'Malley - Floors 8 & 9 (Apt. 904)
Bridget was born and raised in the Scranton, PA area (The Office, anyone?). She attended Penn State University (Go State!), where she studied International Politics and actively competed in mock trial.
Bridget's plans were changed when she discovered the Teach For America program, applied, and was accepted to teach elementary special education in Washington, DC. While teaching, Bridget received her M.Ed. from George Mason University. Her work in special education brought her back to the field of law. She is excited to dust off her R.A. wings from back in her good ol' PSU days and is looking forward to working as a Resident Fellow at GULC!
Welcome to Georgetown!
Sandor Callahan- Floors 10 & 11 (Apt. 1004)
Sandor is from the San Francisco Bay Area and has had the pleasure of reppin' the Bay wherever he goes. He is an incredibly proud UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug alum as well. While an undergrad he ran track, played soccer, and co-taught a class on the history of the bicycle. After Santa Cruz, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in China.
Sandor is currently a 2L at Georgetown.In addition to being a Gewirz Resident Fellow, Sandor is Day Vice President of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Black Law Students Association, and a Global Law scholar. This past summer Sandor interned for Judge McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as a research assistant for Professor Stewart.
Welcome to Georgetown!