Meet the Staff
Dr. Judith Pérez-Caro
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Dr. Pérez-Caro [she/her/hers] currently serves as the inaugural Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University Law Center. In this role, she serves as the primary thought leader and advisor on all institutional matters pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion, and promotes collaborative efforts to engage the law school’s faculty, staff, administration, and students.
Dr. Pérez-Caro advocates for students who are historically underrepresented in the legal profession, develops and sponsors educational programs that explore the intersection of social justice and diversity, and provides faculty and staff with advisory services to support inclusive pedagogy and administrative practices.
Dr. Pérez-Caro has served as an educator and faculty member, scholar, and diversity officer for the past two decades, and is professionally trained as a sociologist. She holds degrees from Canisius College (BA), Columbia University (MA), and Fordham University (PhD). As a Puerto Rican first-generation college graduate from The Bronx, Dr. Pérez-Caro has remained committed to supporting the success of underrepresented students throughout her career.
Students can click here to set up an appointment with Dr. Pérez-Caro.
Equity & Inclusion Advisor
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Robyn Rucker [she/her/hers] is Associate Director, 3Ls and Recent Graduates, in the Office of Career Strategy. She also serves OEI as an Equity & Inclusion Advisor. In this role, she provides one-on-one advising to students and student groups who have questions, concerns, or issues specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Robyn graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Post law school, she served as a Deputy Attorney General for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office. She later joined the Indiana Supreme Court as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Georgetown Law Center, she served as the Associate Director of Career Advising at Valparaiso University Law School.
Robyn is available for 30-minute advising appointments on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Students can click here to set up an appointment with Robyn.
Office Assistant and Peer Affinity Liaison*
Jennifer (Jen) Couch [she/her/hers] currently serves as an Office Assistant and Peer Affinity Liaison. In this role, she provides support to Dr. Pérez-Caro on new OEI initiatives and serves as an additional point of contact to Black, Asian, RISE, and Undocumented students seeking assistance from the office.
Jennifer is a 2L. She is the private sector professional chair of APALSA, a Staff Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law, a RISE fellow, and a Business Law Scholar. Prior to law school, she worked as an immigration paralegal. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology and Political Science, with a minor in English from The City College of New York. She grew up in Queens, NY, and recently moved to DC for law school.
*Peer Affinity Liaisons (PALs) serve as additional lines of communication and support for OEI. PALs handle non-confidential student matters including connecting students to resources and relaying messages to Dr. Pérez-Caro.