Georgetown Law Open on Time
The Law Center will open on time Monday, March 2, 2015, but liberal leave is in effect. All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances.
Current Board Members
Co-Chair: Michelle Nguyen (3L)
Michelle attended Brown University, earning her bachelors in International Development Studies. While studying abroad in Thailand, she was exposed to alternative education models including student-led education, community-based research, and service learning. She became passionate about these education models and the ways in which education and community service can promote social justice. After piloting her own alternative summer study program to expose undergraduates to social justice issues in America in 2011, Michelle moved back to her hometown of Miami, Florida. There, she served as an Americorps volunteer with City Year Miami's Young Heroes program, a community service and leadership program for middle school students. Through her work with education and community organizing, Michelle realized the importance of law in shaping American society. She has now joined Georgetown Law Center's community and is excited to begin supporting and increasing the public service opportunities available. Her favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, Doctor Who and admittedly, Revenge. Her favorite comic book series is Neil Gaiman's Sandman.
Co-Chair: Camille Johnson (2L)
Camille hails from Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science and History. She has always had a passion for community service and public interest work. As a student at Michigan, she pursued this passion through her work on the Minority Affairs Committee and as President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Upon graduation, Camille worked at the Youth Development Commission of Detroit. There she helped disadvantaged high school students find summer employment, with a special focus on finding job opportunities for foster youth in Detroit. Camille currently serves as the legal intern for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, advocating for the protection of the Constitutional rights of those who have been sentenced to death. As a member of the Georgetown Law community, she is committed to ensuring that law students will have the opportunity to use their new legal skills to serve the poor and disadvantaged. She is obsessed with Scandal and House of Lies, loves to cook and run, and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.
Richard Kelley (3E)
Originally, from a small town in California, Richard grew up seeing service as a mindset. While at Harvard, he became heavily involved in the Phillips Brooks House Association, a student-led non-profit. While working with PBHA, Richard directed summer camps, founded an after school program, acted as a resource advocate for a homeless shelter, and worked with teen mentoring programs. He served as the organization's President in 2010. After graduating, Richard moved to South Africa and began work on the Mamelodi Initiative, starting with computer courses and sports programming and growing to include holiday and after-school programming. He continues his work with the organization as the Board's chair. Beyond the Pro Bono Board, Richard is involved in the East of the River Youth Court, serving as the organization's co-coordinator and is an OPICS Public Interest Fellow. Richard currently works at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in Washington, D.C., a semester program for high-school juniors from across the United States.
Samantha Wiggins (3L)
Tram Pham (3L)
Tram is a Californian at heart, graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science. During her undergraduate career, she developed a passion for working with the local communities. She worked as a Regional Coordinator for Hands On Bay Area and Academic Advisor for Youth Radio, to name a few. She saw the need for providing legal services to local communities and hopes to continue to have a positive impact through the justice system. To meet this goal, she traveled to the East Coast and joined the GULC community. She has worked as a judicial extern, certified legal intern with the San Diego District Attorney's Office, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Outside of GULC, Tram enjoys a good adventure in the great outdoors.
Whiquitta Tobar (3L)
Whiquitta is a Blytheville, Arkansas native. She attended Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama on a basketball scholarship. While at Alabama A&M, Whiquitta worked on issues such as voter registration and securing employment within the local community for recently released felons. After graduating, Whiquitta decided to attend GULC as a Public Interest Law Scholar. The daughter of a factory worker and a service industry worker, Whiquitta became greatly interested in the intersections of poverty, gender, and race. After coming to GULC and focusing mainly on criminal justice, working at the Public Defender Service of DC and the Orleans Public Defender, Whiquitta decided to focus on the intersections of poverty and sexual orientation regarding youth. As a lesbian growing up in a religious family located in rural Arkansas, she is deeply concerned with the issues that occur as outgrowth of her different identities as a black-queer-woman- from the working class. She noticed that many of her juvenile clients were pipelined to detention centers or prison as a reaction to their poverty and/or sexual orientation and the lifestyle and experiences that come with each identity. After law school Whiquitta intends to work for the National Youth Law Center in Oakland, working on behalf of queer foster youth. Whiquitta enjoys playing basketball, listening to live music, and going to different artistic events. She also enjoys spending time with her nephews and nieces.
Stephanie Oross (3L)
Stephanie was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. Stephanie began her legal career as a legal assistant at a firm in Tysons Corner, Virginia. She enjoyed working at the firm so much that she decided to continue on to law school, and enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center. During her first two years at Georgetown, Stephanie utilized various pro bono opportunities to gain more substantive legal experience. Stephanie most enjoyed volunteering at the D.C. Bar Community Economic Development Project's small business clinics and the D.C. Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign's tax preparation clinics. She has completed the basic Pro Bono Pledge. Stephanie has also worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Erik P. Christian at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a legal extern for the Small Business/Self-Employed Division at the Internal Revenue Service. During the fall of her 3L year, Stephanie will be working as a Student Attorney at Georgetown's Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic.
Jordan Bailey (2L)
Jordan is an Alabama native and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Political Science. While completing his undergraduate studies, Jordan worked as an administrative assistant at Birmingham AIDS Outreach and as a conversation coordinator at Alabama Poverty Project. After graduation, he served as a legislative aide working on environmental, immigration, and social welfare issues for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his first year at Georgetown Law, he served as a Home Court fellow and volunteer for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. In addition to his involvement with the Pro Bono Board, Jordan also serves on the OutLaw Board and participates in the OPICS Fellow Program.
Adeola Olowude (2L)
Anthony Tran (2L)
Anthony was born and raised across the river from DC in Arlington, Virginia. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Urban Studies, Sociology, and Asian American Studies. During his time at Penn, he cultivated a passion for advocacy, social justice, and working with Asian Pacific American and immigrant communities. His interest in public service led to internships with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, Asian Americans United, and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. He was also involved in Penn's Asian American community, serving as chair of the Asian American Studies Undergraduate Advisory Board and president of the Chinese Students' Association.
At Georgetown, he is seeking to develop legal skills in hopes of serving disenfranchised communities. In addition to the Pro Bono Board, Anthony serves on the board of Georgetown's American Civil Liberties Union chapter and is a member of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives. He has also interned with The Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law Unit and will be interning with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division this fall.
Jasmine Johnson (2L)
Jasmine is a North Carolina native and graduated from Duke University with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. As a young child growing up in the Public School systems of North Carolina, Jasmine realized to importance of advocacy at a very young age, and has passionately worked in various communities over the years. As an undergraduate, Jasmine was active in many organizations and activities that allowed her to make an impact on the life of others. She help start up Duke's 1-G network, a program for first generation college students to have access to resources and tools to allow them to be successful during their college years. She also served as an English as a Second Language tutor to Latino residents in Durham, NC. Jasmine has also been active in serving the community through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, since her initiation in Fall 2011. Jasmine currently volunteers with Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and continues to reach back into her home community in North Carolina as a mentor to young ladies.
Sam Goldsmith (2L)
The mischief began when Sam was born in 1988 in Oakland, California. Shortly thereafter, he began pursuing a life of music. At age 6 he picked up the guitar, adding piano at 8 and vibraphone, his main instrument, at 12. He earned a Bachelor of Music in New York City, majoring in jazz composition and (non-musical) history. Realizing that the life of a musician was not right for him and failed to serve the community in the way he wanted, he turned to teaching. He taught English as a foreign language in Istanbul for a year, then moved to Portland, Oregon, to teach music and take photographs of waterfalls. Since enrolling in Georgetown University Law Center, Sam has organized a spring break pro bono service trip in Detroit and volunteered with East of the River Youth Court. He is currently a member of the Advocates Against Sexual Violence and has an externship with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty this year. He has completed the basic pro bono pledge. If you need him (or even if you don't), you can probably find him hiking with his camera, playing basketball or swimming, playing board games, writing or recording music, cooking, or writing fiction.