Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic

Natasha Khan

First Year Fellow

Natasha Khan grew up in San Francisco. She attended Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow and participated in the Housing Clinic and the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Clinic. After graduating from Yale in 2021, she clerked for the Honorable Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She then represented tenants as a staff attorney at Rising for Justice. In her free time, she enjoys trivia, musicals, reading fiction, and taking improv classes.


Regina Wang

First Year Fellow

Regina graduated from Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow and participated in the Worker and Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic and the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked for the California Attorney General’s office and in private practice. As a California native, she enjoys all outdoor activities, including running, skiing, hiking, and climbing.


Appellate Litigation Clinic

Sam Mancina

Second Year Fellow

Salvatore (Sam) Mancina is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Appellate Litigation Clinic. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2018, where he participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic and served as an Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review. Prior to joining Georgetown Law as a fellow, he clerked for the Honorable Robin S. Rosenbaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also worked as an associate attorney for a law firm in Washington, D.C.


Eva Shell 


First Year Fellow

Eva graduated summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2013, where she received multiple merit scholarships, served as an Articles Editor for the Suffolk University Law Review, and was recognized for outstanding performance in legal writing, constitutional law, evidence, and administrative law. After law school, Eva clerked for the Honorable Paul A. Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the Honorable Timothy S. Hillman of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Eva then began her practice by fighting mass incarceration and advocating for people from historically marginalized communities as a public defender with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. She started in the trial division, where she represented people in misdemeanor and felony cases. Most recently she served in the appellate division, where she litigated appeals from a wide array of criminal convictions, collateral proceedings, youth adjudications, and state interventions in parental rights, including six appeals in the Supreme Court of Maryland, while also engaging in strategic litigation and policy work on behalf of the Public Defender’s clients. Eva has taught Written and Oral Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.


Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)

Iman Saad

Second Year Fellow

Before joining the CALS team, Iman was the Practitioner in Residence for the Immigrants’ Rights and International Human Rights Clinic at the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Iman led a newly launched detention project as part of a state-funded Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative, which provides pro bono legal services to New Jersey immigrants facing deportation. As part of this program, Iman represented numerous individuals in their removal proceedings in a variety of immigration matters, including asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, cancellation of removal applications, bond motions, motions to reopen, motions to terminate, and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Iman also mentored, trained and supervised law students, pro bono volunteers, fellows, and staff attorneys in removal defense.

Prior to joining the Center for Social Justice, Iman was selected for the Department of Justice Honors Program to serve as a Judicial Law Clerk and later, an Attorney Advisor with the Newark Immigration Court. Iman received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, where she graduated cum laude and was a Center for Social Justice Scholar. During law school, Iman served as a legal intern with American Friends Service Committee in Newark, New Jersey, assisting attorneys in representing immigrants before the Newark and Elizabeth Immigration Courts, and as an Executive Office intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Beirut, Lebanon. Iman received her B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the College of New Jersey. Iman speaks Arabic.


Lauren Hughes

First Year Fellow

Before joining CALS, Lauren served as Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at the community-based non-profit Building One Community in Stamford, Connecticut. As part of a newly created removal defense practice, Lauren represented clients from a range of countries on their removal cases, asylum applications, Violence Against Women Act self-petitions, Cuban Adjustment Act petitions, and other humanitarian based claims. Lauren also helped develop community workshops and resources to assist individuals who recently arrived to the United States from the southern border. Lauren was previously a Law Clerk to Judge Gary S. Katzmann at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York, New York. She worked on trade cases involving antidumping duties, countervailable subsidies, customs classifications, import embargoes, and a variety of administrative law issues. She also prepared cases for sittings by designation with the First, Second, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

While obtaining a joint J.D./LL.M. in international and comparative law at Duke Law, Lauren helped found the Duke Immigrant and Refugee Project and participated in the International Human Rights Clinic researching issues of enforced disappearance, countering violent extremism policies, the right to repatriation, and deprivation of citizenship. Lauren also served as a Submissions Editor to the American Journal of International Law. Lauren continues to be involved in the American Society of International Law by serving on the Steering Committee of the Women in International Law Interest Group. Prior to law school, Lauren taught English in Arica, Chile, as part of the U.N. Development Program-sponsored English Opens Doors Program. Lauren received her B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University. Lauren speaks Spanish.


Civil Justice Clinic

Omolara Joseney

First Year Fellow

Omolara Bewaji Joseney is a Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Civil Advocacy Clinic. She joins Georgetown from the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission, where she was an enforcement attorney for seven years. There, she led several enforcement investigations and litigation matters challenging deceptive business practices. Prior to joining the FTC, Omolara spent several years in private practice at Davis Polk as a litigator, and clerked for the Honorable Margo K. Brodie in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Omolara received her B.A. from Boston College, and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an editor for the Columbia Law Review.


Civil Rights Clinic

Genevieve Mesch

Second Year Fellow

Genevieve Mesch is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Rights Clinic. Before joining the Clinic, Genevieve was an associate at Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC, where she focused on plaintiffs’ side litigation related to deceptive financial practices, affordable housing, and healthcare access. Subsequently, Genevieve clerked for the Honorable Fern Flanagan Saddler and the Honorable Darlene M. Soltys at the District of Columbia Superior Court. In her free time, Genevieve enjoys hiking in Shenandoah National Park and reading fiction.

Genevieve received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her J.D. with honors from Georgetown Law. While a student at Georgetown, she participated in the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic where she litigated federal appeals challenging discriminatory employment practices under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Nicole Rheault

Second Year Fellow

Nicole M. Rheault is a supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow in the Civil Rights Clinic. Before joining the Clinic, Nicole was a staff attorney at the D.C. Affordable Law Firm, where she litigated family law and immigration cases on behalf of D.C.’s moderate and low-income residents. Nicole is a former student of the Civil Rights Clinic, where she challenged the improper treatment of incarcerated clients, discriminatory employment practices within the federal government, and defended against a retaliatory defamation suit.

Nicole holds a B.A. from Elon University and received her J.D., with honors, as well as a LLM in Advocacy from Georgetown Law. She is barred in the District of Columbia.


Communications and Technology Law Clinic

Lauren Harriman

Second Year Fellow

Lauren Harriman (she/her; “L” for short) is a digital native, with fond memories of using floppy disks to install AOL onto her family’s computer in the early 1990s. As a clinical teaching fellow at the Communications and Technology Law Clinic, L supervises student attorneys working on issues that advance technology justice.

L earned her B.S. from Santa Clara University in Engineering Physics with a focus in Electronics. After briefly working in patent litigation, L set off to advocate for sensible technology laws—earning her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law with a certificate in Intellectual Property & Technology Law. She externed for the Technology & Civil Liberties Program at the ACLU of Northern California and volunteered for Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. She even launched a blog, “Tech Talk Translated.”

As an attorney in California, L represented marginalized communities before the Immigration Court and California Criminal Courts. L also defended San Franciscans against Unlawful Detainers.

When not working, L can be found riding her Solowheel (electric unicycle) around DC; skiing; or hanging out with her cat, Bella.


Iltaff Bala

First Year Fellow

Iltaff is a clinical teaching fellow at the Communications and Technology Law Clinic.

Prior to joining the clinic, Iltaff received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A. in Epidemiology from The University of Rochester.

Iltaff is passionate about using the law to uplift historically marginalized communities. During law school, Iltaff was the President of the Black Law Students Association, and worked with student organizers across the country as part of the Justice Initiative. She was the inaugural Sherwin Siy fellow at Public Knowledge, a DC based Technology public-interest policy non-profit. She was also a fellow at the Initiative for a Representative First Amendment (IfRFA) at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society where she focused on racial justice issues at the intersections of the law, technology, and the First Amendment. Iltaff also worked as a Volunteer Summer Law Clerk at Public Counsel, the nation’s largest provider of pro-bono legal services.

Prior to law school, Iltaff held roles such as an Emergency Medical Technician, a Diversity workshop instructor, public health researcher, and more.

Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic

Frankie Hedgepeth

Second Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Frankie grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a B.A. in Africana studies and political science from the University of Miami in 2019, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2022. During his time in law school, Frankie worked as a student attorney in the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic and served as the Political Action Chair of the Black Law Students Association. He spent his law school summers at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and the Bronx Defenders.


Claudia Benz

First Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Claudia Benz received her B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2018. Before law school, Claudia taught fifth grade in Chicago for two years as a member of Teach for America. She received her J.D. from Duke Law School in 2023, where she was the president of the National Lawyers Guild, the co-director of the Clemency Project, and a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Claudia spent her law school summers with the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission in Fairfax County and the Law Offices of the Public Defender in Albuquerque, New Mexico and externed with the Public Defender’s Office in Durham, North Carolina.


Criminal Justice Clinic

Jordan Crunkleton

Second Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Jordan Crunkleton is a fellow in the Criminal Justice Clinic. She received her J.D. from GW Law in 2022, focusing her studies and work experience on indigent criminal defense. At GW Law, Jordan served as a student attorney in the Criminal Defense and Justice Clinic, a screener for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and president of GW’s Street Law chapter, where she taught “Know Your Rights” workshops to kids in DC. During law school, Jordan worked as the lead researcher for stop-and-frisk issues at DC Justice Lab, a legal intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for DC in the appellate division, and a law clerk at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia in the special litigation and trial divisions.


Miriam Thorne

First Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Miriam Thorne grew up in Washington, D.C., and received her law degree from New York University Law School (NYU). At NYU, Miriam served as a law clerk in the Federal Defender Clinic and a student attorney in the Juvenile Defense Clinic. During her law school summers, Miriam interned at the Promise of Justice Initiative in New Orleans, where she worked on civil rights cases, and at the Colorado State Public Defender, where she practiced as a student defense attorney. In recognition of her clinical work, Miriam was awarded NYU’s Jim Goldfarb Criminal Defense Award. Prior to law school, Miriam worked as an investigator for five years in DC, first at the Children’s Law Center and then at the Public Defender Service for DC. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.


D.C. Street Law Program

Thomas Dillon

Second Year Fellow


Lucy Lansing

First Year Fellow 

Lucy Lansing (she/her) is a Street Law clinical teaching fellow. She earned her JD from Emory University, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. At Emory, Lucy externed for a state court of appeals judge and federal district judge; she also worked in two clinics, researching and writing a DFCS guide and defending juvenile clients in criminal matters. She completed research projects in judicial behavior, public education trends, and pretrial detention practices. Lucy spent her summers at the EEOC and a civil rights firm. She served as the president of Street Law and was heavily involved in moot court as a member of the board, co-director of a national civil rights moot court competition, and coach and competitor for the Prince Evidence team. She received the Douglass Lee Peabody Moot Court Award.

Prior to law school, Lucy taught sixth- and seventh-grade English with Teach for America. She earned a BA in English and Politics & International Affairs from Furman University as a James B. Duke Scholar. Lucy enjoys reading, especially biographies, running, and playing soccer.


Domestic Violence Clinic

Nicole Joseph

Second Year Fellow

Nicole is a Graduate Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Domestic Violence Clinic. Nicole’s background is in doing poverty law and domestic violence work as a Domestic Violence Staff Attorney in legal aid. As part of her work Nicole also tackled the broader arena of family law cases, representing survivors of abuse in divorce, custody, and civil protection order cases. Prior to joining Georgetown’s DV Clinic, Nicole taught as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University. She also serves as an alumni mentor to law students from the University of Illinois College of Law. Nicole recently began consulting as an expert for battered women in homicide cases. Nicole speaks Spanish conversationally, and spent three months living in Salamanca, Spain. Nicole is an alumna of the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Illinois, Massachusetts, and D.C. In her free time, Nicole enjoys watching tennis, cooking, and traveling.

Myka Held

First Year Fellow

Myka Held received a Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University in 2009 in Women’s and Gender Studies and American Studies, a Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago in 2012, and a Juris Doctor at Georgetown University Law Center in 2015. Throughout all of her education, she has focused her research, courses, and internships on gender-based violence.

Most recently, she was a Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Chicago in the Children and Families Practice Group, where she specialized in sexual assault cases. Since she began at Legal Aid Chicago in 2016, she has been part of the Comprehensive Legal Assistance for Survivors Project (CLASP), which partners with rape crisis organizations to provide cohesive services to sexual assault survivors. Throughout her entire time at Legal Aid Chicago, she represented domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in civil protective order hearings, domestic relations, and education law cases. She regularly gives presentations to advocates, lawyers, and community members about the dynamics and legal issues present in sexual assault cases. Before Myka started at Legal Aid Chicago, she worked at SurvJustice, a now defunct national organization that represented sexual assault survivors in all types of legal cases, specializing in education issues.


Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

Sarah Dorman

First Year Fellow

Sarah Dorman is an environmental and human rights lawyer with a professional background in community-led development, international finance, and international law. She has collaborated with communities and rights organizations around the world in defense of human rights and the environment, including in Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, and Chile. Her work has focused on transitional justice, corporate accountability, environmental democracy, and Indigenous peoples’ rights.

Most recently, Sarah served as a Senior Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law, where she advocated for policy reforms at the World Bank Group and accompanied communities in pursuing accountability and remedy for social and environmental harms linked to development projects. She also taught human rights as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University.

Previously, Sarah served as a Legal Fellow with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where she contributed to litigation before the African and Inter-American human rights systems. Prior to this, Sarah spent extensive time in the Middle East, where she studied as a Fulbright grantee, witnessed the 2011 Arab uprisings, and worked for several years with an Egyptian rights organization based in Cairo. Sarah began her career with a local development organization in an Indigenous community in Mexico.

Sarah holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. While studying law, she supported efforts to achieve accountability for corporate complicity in crimes against humanity committed in Colombia and spent several months in Bogotá conducting comparative research to inform the structure of the Colombian Peace Accord’s Special Peace Tribunal.


Jorge Roman-Romero

First Year Fellow

Jorge Roman is a supervisory attorney and clinical fellow at Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic. In this role, Jorge supervises students working on environmental matters on behalf of underserved clients and co-teaches a seminar on environmental justice. His research interests center around the equitable use of economic information to guide policy in resource management and environmental risk regulation.

Prior to joining Georgetown, Jorge was an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Midwest Environmental Advocates, where he represented vulnerable populations on litigation and regulatory matters related to the regulation of toxic chemicals and climate issues under environmental review laws. His practice focused on issues arising from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Superfund law (CERCLA), the Toxics Release Inventory program, the National Environmental Policy Act, and Wisconsin’s state pollution control and remediation statutes.

Jorge earned a JD and LLM in Natural Resources Law from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he was a staff editor of the Energy Law Journal, research assistant in the area of environmental policy, and co-president of the Immigration Law Society. During law school, Jorge worked for the Environmental Advisory Counsel of the Attorney General of Ireland, the Oklahoma Court of Appeals, and Earthjustice.

Federal Legislation Clinic

Courtney French

Third Year Fellow

Courtney French is a Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney in the Federal Legislation Clinic. Before joining Georgetown Law, Courtney served as a senior counsel for the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. During her time on the Oversight Committee staff, Courtney served under Ranking Member Henry Waxman, the late Chairman Elijah Cummings, and Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney. In addition to her Congressional service, Courtney worked as an attorney representing children in neglect cases in the District of Columbia. She began her career as an associate at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles with a focus on litigation and appellate law.


Anthony Marcum

First Year Fellow

Anthony Marcum is a Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney in the Federal Legislation Clinic. Previously, he served as Counsel for U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. Before that, he was a Resident Fellow at the R Street Institute, where his research focused on the federal judiciary and separation of powers. While at R Street, he was an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, teaching students seeking a master’s degree in legislative affairs. Earlier in his career, Anthony was a litigation associate in Michigan and law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.


Harrison Institute for Public Law: Policy Clinic

Mansi Gaur

Second Year Fellow

Mansi is a clinical fellow at the Harrison Institute for Public Law (Policy Clinic), Georgetown University Law Center. She completed her JD degree at Georgetown Law where she participated as a student in the Policy Clinic, focusing on international trade, climate, and labor policies. Prior to law school, Mansi worked as an analyst of climate-conscious industrial policy and was a U.S. Senate intern in Washington, DC. Mansi is from Dallas, Texas, and received her Master’s degree (with Honors in International Relations) from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.


Health Justice Alliance

Amy Saji

First Year Fellow

Amy Saji is a Supervising Attorney and Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Health Justice Alliance (HJA) Law Clinic. Prior to joining HJA, Amy worked as a special education attorney at the Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA). In her role, Amy dedicated herself to ensuring that youth of color and students with disabilities had equitable access to quality education services, despite their zip code. Amy provided legal services, training, systemic, and legislative advocacy by partnering with state, district, medical, and community partners to ensure holistic representation. In addition, she co-supervised legal interns in CCA’s legal clinic with UConn School of Law, mentoring students sitting in the seat she herself once sat in. Amy also worked as a staff attorney at Greater Hartford Legal Aid in its housing unit and assisted clients with housing conditions and eviction matters.

During law school, Amy externed with the DC Office of Police Complaints, UConn’s Office of Institutional Equity, National Legal Advocacy Network, and CCA’s Medical-Legal Partnership. She served as President of the UConn Public Interest Law Group, Assistant Managing Editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal, and was the Special Education Teaching & Research Assistant. Prior to law school, Amy interned at congressional, political, and community organizations, and her research in political science has been presented and placed at conferences.

Amy earned her Juris Doctorate and BA in Honors Political Science from UConn and UConn School of Law in a total of six years, in its inaugural cohort of the Accelerated Program in Law.


Human Rights Institute

Catherine B. Cooper

Dash-Muse Senior Teaching Fellow

Catherine Cooper is the Dash-Muse Senior Teaching Fellow & Supervising Attorney at the Human Rights Institute. She previously served as the Clinical Teaching Fellow for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law. Prior to this, she was Counsel at the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), where she managed two of PILPG’s human rights documentation programs and provided technical support to civil society organizations in East Africa and Myanmar.

Catherine worked as an international legal advisor at Justice Base in Myanmar on the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, including access to citizenship. She was also a fellow with the Africa Section of the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she supported domestic litigation and advocacy with U.N. and regional mechanisms to advance women’s rights. Catherine clerked for the Honorable Pamela A. Harris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for the Honorable Peter J. Messitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.


Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic

Shweta Kumar

First Year Fellow

Shweta Kumar is a clinical teaching fellow in the iPIP Clinic. Her areas of research interest include pharmaceutical patent litigation, access to medicine, the intersection of patent law and antitrust law, and health privacy. Prior to joining Georgetown, Shweta practiced intellectual property litigation at Goodwin Procter LLP in Washington, D.C. Her experience includes representing clients in district court litigation and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), spanning a broad range of technologies, including pharmaceutical sciences, 3D printers, and software. She also has experience working with the Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, defending the government in patent cases brought under 28 U.S.C. § 1498. Shweta is a member of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) and a 2022-2024 ABA-IPL Young Lawyer Fellow. During law school, Shweta served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology and took part in the law school’s Patent Clinic. She received her J.D. from UVA Law, and B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary.


International Women’s Human Rights Clinic

Ashlynn Kendzior

Second Year Fellow

Ashlynn Kendzior (she/hers) first joined GULC in 2022 as the Supervising Attorney & Teaching Fellow for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. In that capacity, she
supervised students in their research and advocacy to end child marriage and expand
reproductive rights in Uganda. Before joining GULC, Ashlynn served as the Robina Post-
Graduate Fellow at Gender Justice in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she worked on issues related to LGBTQ+ rights and gender equity with a focus on reproductive rights. She also held a Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowship at World Without Genocide where she conducted outreach and advocacy to ban child marriage in Minnesota. Ashlynn clerked for Judge Thomas Fraser and Judge Lois Conroy in Hennepin County District Court. She is a passionate advocate for reproductive rights and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

Ashlynn earned her J.D. with a concentration in Human Rights Law from the University of Minnesota Law School. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Studies from the University of Minnesota. Ashlynn is barred in Minnesota and the District of Columbia.


Juvenile Justice Clinic

Kelsey Robinson

Second Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Kelsey Robinson is the first year fellow in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. She graduated with honors from Loyola University Maryland in 2017 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Forensic Studies. In 2020, Kelsey graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and in 2021, she

graduated, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. For her involvement in public service during law school, Kelsey was awarded the William P. Cunningham Award. At Maryland Law, Kelsey was a student attorney in the Criminal Defense Clinic, a Notes and Comments Editor on the Maryland Law Review, and co-president of the Criminal Law Association. Kelsey spent her law school summers at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, and Defender Impact Initiative. She also interned at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland and practiced as a social worker in the Youthful Defendant Unit and Juvenile Litigation divisions of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Maryland Law Review Online and Cardozo Law Review. Prior to joining Georgetown, Kelsey clerked for the Honorable Douglas R.M. Nazarian on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.


Eloisa Cleveland

First Year E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow

Eloisa is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law (NYU). At NYU, Eloisa was a student attorney in the Family Defense Clinic and the Juvenile Defense Clinic, and a staff editor on the Review of Law and Social Change. In recognition of her clinical work, she was awarded the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize. Eloisa spent her law school summers interning at the Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, and as a law clerk in the trial division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Eloisa spent four years teaching high school math in the Mississippi Delta. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2016.


Alina Tulloch

Racial Justice and Youth Defense Fellow

Alina Tulloch received her J.D. from New York University School of Law (NYU) where she was active in the Black Allied Law Students Association, Public Interest Law Students Association, and the Review of Law and Social Change. She participated in clinics that allowed her to work alongside attorneys from the NAACP LDF and the ACLU. In 2020, Alina was named a Paul-Weiss fellow with NYU’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law. She spent her summers at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights and the Texas Civil Rights Project.

Originally from South Florida, Alina served in various roles at Broward College prior to law school. She also worked at the University of Miami with a group of psychologists committed to delivering evidence-based, culturally-informed therapy to minority youth and their families. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Psychology and a minor in Hispanic Studies.


Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy

Sophia Tan

First Year Fellow

Sophia Tan joins the Racial Equity in Education Law & Policy Clinic as an experienced legal services advocate for education access and equity. Prior to starting her fellowship, she worked as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Youth Justice Program serving youth, community members and advocates across Virginia. Working with organizers and attorneys in the program, Sophia represented caregivers on education law issues ranging from special education, school discipline, enrollment, and language access and partnered with colleagues to support youth-serving coalitions and campaigns. After graduating from Duke in 2019 with a J.D. and Master’s in Public Policy degree, Sophia completed a two-year fellowship with the Education Law Center-PA to increase language access and improve equitable services for multilingual students and families in public schools. Sophia started her career in public service in her hometown of Philadelphia as an office manager at a bilingual preschool and then a grant writer in an education nonprofit that trained and coached educators to improve literacy outcomes for young students.


Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic

Charity Fort

Second Year Fellow

Charity J. Fort (she/her) is a Teaching Fellow in Georgetown University Law Center’s Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic.  During her time at Georgetown, she has had the privilege of designing and facilitating the negotiation class, as well as redesigning and facilitating the classes focused on ethics and advanced corporations (among other topics), in the clinic’s seminar.  Her teaching experience and the scholarship that she has begun during her time at Georgetown have laid the foundation for several of the areas where her teaching interests and research agenda overlap, including professional responsibility and ethics, corporations, contracts, nonprofit and philanthropy law, and alternative dispute resolutions. She has been an arbitrator at a private arbitration organization since 2022, which has fed her passion for teaching and scholarship on the professional responsibilities of, and ethical considerations for, arbitrators.

After graduating with her J.D. from Harvard Law School, Professor Fort practiced with the law firms of Mayer Brown LLP and Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C. in Chicago and Washington, D.C., where she was a practitioner of finance and real estate law with a decade of study and practice centered on alternative dispute resolution, transactional negotiations, and urban development.  Her scholarship interests were initially the outgrowth of her insights from practice and now center on the intersection of ethics and professional responsibility, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and contractual obligations.


Martina Watson-Pickett

First Year Fellow

Martina Watson Pickett is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015, and New York Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2019.

After graduating, Martina clerked for the Honorable Sheila Ann Venable in the Criminal Division of the New Jersey Superior Court. Following her clerkship, Martina made a transition to transactional work and established a solo practice, specializing in serving small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Her practice focuses largely on intellectual property and business transactions. Overtime, Martina has developed a love for empowering businesses and offering the proper tools to help them continue thriving in today’s economy.

In addition to her solo practice, Martina has found great joy in mentoring law students and paying forward the support and guidance that she was afforded as an aspiring attorney. Ultimately, Martina decided to pursue academia and joined the Georgetown Law Center as a fellow in the Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Clinic. Martina hopes to continue her work with small businesses and is excited about the opportunity to explore scholarship opportunities related to transactional and intellectual property law.

In her free time, Martina loves trying new vegan restaurants with her husband, Dustin, and spending time with her energetic pup, Salem.