Meet Your Resident Fellow
Five Resident Fellows work hard to make your stay in Gewirz safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. RF's act as liasons between administration and students, helping to enforce administrative policies and conveying student concerns to administrators. RF's also work to develop a supportive community at Gewirz by coordinating social events and group activities. At least one RF is always on call in case of an emergency. Below are a list of your RFs for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Parker Schnell - Floors 2 & 3 Apt. 304
Parker is a native of Buffalo, New York whose family currently resides in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Politics and Philosophy. Before law school, she worked at a toy store in Pittsburgh where she learned all there is to know about life. If you'd like to know, just ask. Parker is a 2L at Georgetown and in addition to being an RF, is the Secretary of the Student Bar Association. Parker spent the past summer working at the State's Attorney's Office for Worcester County, MD. Yes, that is the home of Ocean City and yes, she did spend her summer on the beach watching wild ponies frolic in the waves on Assateague. Parker has loved her time at Georgetown so far and is excited to continue sharing that with a new class of students. Contact her anytime about anything and especially if you'd like to join Steeler Nation.
Robert Smith - Floors 4 & 5 Apt. 504
Rob was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. He attended Williams College, where he double majored in Political Science and Astrophysics. His Honors Thesis analyzed the response of conventionally armed states to nuclear threats. While at Williams, he served as a Junior Advisor, living with 27 freshmen. In the winter, when not staying warm by the fire, he taught skiing through the Williams Outing Club. He went straight from Williams to Georgetown Law, and he is very happy with the decision. At Georgetown, he is Managing Editor of The Tax Lawyer, a member of the Student Library Advisory Board, and a work-study employee at the Media Desk in the library. He can often be seen honing his ping-pong game in the Gewirz lounge, particularly during finals period. This summer he worked for Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, and luckily (or unluckily?) did not have any appearances on Above The Law (which he does not look at during class, he swears).
Catherine Yang - Floors 6 & 7 Apt. 704
Catherine hails from Orlando, Florida and regretfully admits that she has yet to visit Harry Potter World. Donations appreciated. She received her degree in Politics from Princeton University, where she worked at the Writing Center, played in snow for the first time, learned to bartend, and submitted photos to (... fine, was in photos submitted to) Asians Sleeping in the Library. Now a proud Georgetown Section 1 survivor, Catherine firmly believes that a strict regimen of naps, dance parties, and snark got her through 1L. She also enjoys biking, baking, and watching All The TV. This past summer, Catherine interned in the Civil Division of the US Attorney's Office in DC, handling defensive civil actions brought under FOIA and Title VII. For her 2L year, Catherine looks forward to serving as Political Chair for APALSA, working at the Pro Bono Institute, and -- most importantly -- welcoming you to Georgetown Law!
Sharmi Das - Floors 8 & 9 Apt. 904
Sharmi was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Cincinnati, OH, where she ate much ice cream and chili. She majored in political science with a concentration in international relations at Yale University before running off to New York for two years of adventure (at a securities litigation firm and a fantastic technology company) where she ate more ice cream, less chili, and lots of dumplings. During her first year at GULC, she interned at The Rebecca Project, joined Georgetown Human Rights Action/Amnesty International, worked on an Innocence Project case team, participated in the Human Rights Associates program, and started a cookbook club with a fabulous crew of fellow food-loving 1Ls. This summer, she has enjoyed exploring DC while interning at International Rights Advocates. In addition to being a resident fellow, she looks forward to serving as co-President of GHRA/Ai and competing with the Trial Advocacy team this year. In her spare time, she likes to bargain hunt, dance, and watch Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, most things on TNT, and Downton Abbey.
Welcome to Georgetown Law!
Kyle George - Floors 10 & 11 Apt. 1004
Kyle was born in the Caribbean on the island of Trinidad. After moving to the United States, Kyle lived in New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School. After high school, Kyle took the advice “move west, young man” too literally, and moved progressively westward, living in San Antonio, Austin, and Phoenix, before settling in Las Vegas. Kyle holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Chemistry, and is concurrently working on his PhD (during his plentiful law school free time).
This of course leaves a ton of uncommitted time. In this free time, Kyle practices taekwondo, where he holds a black belt; and is an avid photographer, where he holds a camera. Welcome to Georgetown, and welcome to your new Gewirz home!