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 2016-2017 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 3L 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 the summer clerking with the law firm Rogers, Morris, & Grover in Houston, Texas. Rogers, Morris, & Grover specializes in education law and represents several school districts in eastern Texas.

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!



Carlton Tarpley - Floors 4 & 5 (Apt. 504)

Carlton Tarpley grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated in May of 2015 with a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Alabama, where she also served as a Resident Advisor her sophomore and junior years. During college, Carlton was involved in Alabama's Mock Trial program and triathlon team. 

Carlton is currently a 2L at Georgetown Law and is an active member of the Federalist Society and Women's Legal Alliance. She is also looking forward to competing on Georgetown's Moot Court team and being a member of the Environmental Law Review during the upcoming year. When she is not studying, Carlton loves to run around D.C., cheer on The Crimson Tide, and watch Netflix. She can't wait to meet you all!


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Rachel S. Lee - Floors 6 & 7

 Rachel is a third-year evening student at the Georgetown University Law Center.  Originally from South Korea, Rachel moved to the U.S. with great passion for international affairs and politics.  She graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Politics and Latin American Studies.

In law school, Rachel has been an active member of the Student Bar Association, where she has served as a first and second-year delegate and now as the Evening Vice President, the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, where she served as President, and a Peer Advisor to incoming students.  Rachel is also a Submissions Editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.  Currently working at a litigation law firm as a paralegal, Rachel plans to be in NYC after law school as an international lawyer.  Please reach out to Rachel with any questions or suggestions on life at Georgetown Law.

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Samantha Novack - Floors 8 & 9 (Apt. 904)

Samantha grew up in Danielsville, Pennsylvania. She graduated in May of 2011 with a B.S. in Crime, Law and Justice from The Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as a Resident Assistant from freshman through senior year. Throughout undergrad, Samantha was a member of Omega Phi Alpha and answered crisis hotlines. 

After graduation, Samantha lived in Enterprise, Alabama and Raeford, North Carolina. She has experience working as an Executive Team Leader over Human Resources and a Public Safety Call Taker. 

Samantha is currently a 2L at Georgetown Law. She is an active member of PLAID, NOLA, and various other organizations on and off campus. Samantha interned with the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission while simultaneously serving as a Research Assistant for Georgetown's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. She aspires to be a public defender. 

When Samantha is not attending school, she enjoys running, long distance hiking, traveling, and kayaking. She looks forward to meeting you all!



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 3L at Georgetown.In addition to being a Gewirz Resident Fellow, Sandor is President of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Black Law Students Association, and a Global Law scholar. 

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