Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows Program
In 1980, Emory University established the Robert W. Woodruff Scholars and Fellows Program to recruit and reward students with exceptional character, scholastic abilities, and leadership qualities.

Each year, every college and division names incoming Woodruff Fellows. It is the highest accolade an incoming student can receive.

At Emory Law, Woodruff Fellows receive a scholarship covering all tuition and mandatory fees for their three years of study toward a juris doctor. Those students with external scholarship funding or military benefits will receive the difference between their other benefits and full cost of tuition plus mandatory fees. In addition, fellows receive a $3,000 stipend to assist in defraying the cost of books and living expenses.

Specifically, the fellowships are awarded to students who have demonstrated

  • qualities of forceful and unselfish character,
  • intellectual and personal vigor,
  • outstanding academic achievement,
  • impressive skills in communication,
  • significant leadership and creativity in school or community,
  • clear potential for enriching the lives of their contemporaries at Emory University, and
  • strong propensity to make a positive impact on the community as an Emory Law alumnus/alumna.

The Woodruff Fellowship is more than a scholarship. Becoming a Woodruff Fellow means joining a rich community of scholars who are leaders among the Emory Law community, the alumni association, and their greater communities. Our fellows are leaders both while they are students and after they graduate and join the practice in courtrooms, businesses, government, public service, and academia. The Woodruff Fellow designation signifies character and leadership.

All incoming three-year JD students are eligible to apply for the Woodruff Fellowship program. 

Robert W. Woodruff

Robert W. Woodruff

Just 33 years old when he took command of the Coca-Cola Co. in 1923, Robert Winship Woodruff shaped the fledgling soft drink enterprise and its bottler franchise system into a corporate giant with the world's most widely known trademark. A man of enormous stature and personal magnetism, Woodruff's influence over the affairs of Coca-Cola was absolute until his death in 1985.

Woodruff was born in Columbus, Georgia, in 1889 and soon moved to Atlanta, where his father, Ernest, became president of the Trust Co. of Georgia. An indifferent student, young Woodruff wasted no time in making his mark in business. Beginning as a salesman for the White Motor Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, Woodruff quickly became the company's most successful salesman and was soon promoted to vice president and general sales manager.

Meanwhile, Ernest Woodruff had invested along with many other Atlantans in the Coca-Cola Co., which had been acquired and taken public by a syndicate led by the Trust Co. of Georgia. After the acquisition, the company fell on lean times, so Ernest persuaded Robert to return to Atlanta and become its president.

During the next six decades, Woodruff established a remarkable record as a businessman and philanthropist. He gave anonymously to many institutions, a number of which owe their very existence to his generosity. Much of his philanthropy was directed through the Trebor Foundation, established in 1937 (renamed the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation following his death). Woodruff and his brother also presided over the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Fund, a separate charitable foundation whose assets of approximately $105 million were distributed in 1979 to Emory University.

The gift was called the largest single benefaction in American history and increased Woodruff’s donations to the university to more than $200 million. Emory, with five million shares of stock, became one of the largest owners of Coca-Cola.

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Woodruff Fellowship Application and Selection Process

The 2019 Woodruff Scholars nomination period is now closed.

The selection process for the Woodruff Fellowship is rigorous. The selection committee, composed of faculty, staff, and Woodruff alumni, looks for outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, and out-of-school activities as well as the potential to make a significant impact on the Emory Law community.

Two-Step Application Process

  • First, submit your application for admission to the three-year JD program through
  • Second, have a professor, colleague, employer, or another person who knows you well submit a “Letter of Nomination for the Woodruff Fellowship” starting October 2. We do not recommend using one of your admission recommenders for this letter. 

Scholars Weekend

Each year, up to 15 Woodruff finalists participate in our annual Woodruff Scholars Weekend.

During this interactive, three-day event, finalists meet top Emory Law administrators, faculty, students, and alumni. Finalists participate in a special classroom session with a distinguished faculty member, visit Coca-Cola’s world headquarters to learn about Robert W. Woodruff’s achievements, and experience the opportunities awaiting them at Emory and beyond. At the conclusion of Scholars Weekend, each finalist interviews with the Woodruff Selection Committee. 

Emory Law will cover all expenses, including travel, for Woodruff Scholars Weekend. (Finalists living abroad will have their airfare reimbursed up to $700.)

Nicholas (Nick) Barker

Georgia Institute of Technology 2015
BS in international affairs

Nick Barker is committed to serving refugee and immigrant communities. Having learned Arabic in Jordan, Barker began his work with refugees during the peak of the Syrian refugee crisis. Since 2016, he has served the metro-Atlanta refugee community as a case manager at Lutheran Services of Georgia, a resettlement agency. Through his case management program, he empowers newly-arrived refugee families to become self-sufficient and learn their rights with respect to immigration and civil law. While at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Barker received two President’s Undergraduate Research Awards for his research on the Islamic youth movement in Israel and on the Iran-Hezbollah Alliance. He speaks four languages including Arabic, Persian (Farsi), and Spanish.


Shannon Mitchell

University of Texas at Austin 2019 (anticipated)
BA in international relations and global studies

Shannon Mitchell is passionate about the study of political and humanitarian issues in the Middle East, especially the refugee crisis.  She has an advanced proficiency in Arabic.  At UT, she participated in the Arabic Flagship program sponsored by the Department of the Defense to achieve fluency in Arabic.  She also attended an intensive Arabic language program at the Modern Arabic Language International Center in Jordan.  Beyond the classroom, Mitchell participated in a refugee mentorship program, where she tutored refugee children from Arabic-speaking countries. She currently works as a research intern at Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Students.


Daniel Zozaya Brown

The George Washington University 2011
BA in political science

University of Missouri 2017
MA in public affairs

Daniel Zozaya Brown is committed to public service. Upon graduating from the George Washington University, Zozaya Brown joined the Peace Corps and served in Ecuador assisting in the implementation of new educational policies.  In addition, Zozaya Brown has also worked as a Peace Corps Recruiter, Government Translator, and has taught high school literature and composition in Mexico, where he is originally from.  For the last year and half, he has worked for Global Communities providing resources to low-income immigrant families and minority owned businesses to help them achieve the American Dream. Zozaya Brown is also fluent in Spanish, serves as a member of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce's business advisory committee, and volunteers as a mentor with SCORE and the Boys and Girls Club.

Matthew Belitsos

Western Michigan University 2016
BS summa cum laude in student integrated curriculum with concentrations in computer science, mathematics, and English

Matthew Belitsos is a passionate community advocate. He co-founded the Asheville Small Home Advocacy Committee, where he collaborates with business leaders, concerned citizens, and government agencies to increase the availability of affordable housing. Previously, Belitsos specialized in the technology industry, managing engineering solutions at Internet Security Systems and overseeing security services infrastructure at IBM Corporation, where he directed a team of senior engineers supporting a division with more than $400 million in annual revenue. He is a lifelong musician who is proficient in percussion and guitar performance.


Margaret (Maggie) Clark

University of Georgia 2018 (anticipated)
BA in international affairs and ecology

Maggie Clark is a model academic. During her time in the honors program at UGA, she has conducted extensive ecological and international affairs research on topics such as climate change on vulnerable populations and environmentally endangered cultures as well as a comparative case study of the risk of Zika contraction based on societal gender norms with a focus on sexual violence. In addition, she serves the UGA community as a student ambassador and representative on the Undergraduate Program Committee for the Odum School of Ecology, secretary to the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and a mini-grant participant of Leadership UGA. Clark also fulfills her passion for the arts by acting in numerous stage performances, singing with her a cappella choir, and overseeing several theater productions in the Athens arts community.


Laura Flint

Emory University 2016
BA summa cum laude in political science with a minor in economics

Even before earning her juris doctor, Laura Flint has been active in legal issues. After graduating Emory University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, she returned home to the Washington, DC, area and began working at The Federalist Society. She has held numerous positions, currently working as deputy director, where she oversees the programming activities of the society’s fifteen practice groups, responding to current events affecting the membership. Flint also has first-hand legal experience, having interned for a family law firm during college. She stays close to the Emory community in Washington, where she participates in the alumni softball league and the Phi Beta Kappa book club.


Suman Malempati

Washington University School of Medicine 1996, MD
Duke University 1990
BA cum laude in history

Dr. Suman Malempati is an accomplished physician, medical researcher, and educator. Currently, he serves as associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where he had previously completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology. Malempati serves on several institutional, regional, and national committees and has published more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has received the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar Award, the Gene O’Brien Humanitarian Award, and the American Society of Hematology Travel Award. Outside of medicine and scholarship, Malempati enjoys sports, reading, and traveling, along with spending time with his family.

Frederick “Eric” Johnson

University of Georgia 2012
BA magna cum laude in political science; MPA in public affairs, services & administration

Captain Frederick Johnson of the US Air Force (USAF) was commissioned in 2012 and completed USAF intelligence officer training, followed by assignment in the United Kingdom as flight commander and executive officer for the 488th Intelligence Squadron. As an aircrew instructor and evaluator, he executed missions supporting four named military operations and was awarded the Air Medal, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Commendation Medal for his service. Additionally, he was named Squadron Company Grade Officer (CGO) of the Year (2015) and Officer Instructor of the Year (2016). Prior to his distinguished military service, Johnson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a BA in political science and an MPA in public affairs, services & administration. His goal is to complete his legal education at Emory Law and return to his military service as an attorney in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Samin Mossavi

Furman University 2017 (expected)
BA in politics and international affairs

Samin Mossavi, an Iranian American, was young when her family immigrated to the United States from Sweden. Post-9/11, she found that her diverse background provided a foundation to help her dispel stereotypes, speak out against social injustices, and ultimately find her calling into the law. Her areas of interest include corporate and securities law, immigration law, sports and entertainment law, torts and product liability, and trial advocacy and litigation. She expects to graduate from Furman University in May, with a BA in politics and international affairs and plans to continue her legal education at Emory Law. While at Furman, she completed internships at the Greenville County Bond Court in Greenville, South Carolina, at Jones Day in Atlanta, Georgia, and at McGuireWoods Consulting in Richmond, Virginia. She is vice president of the Panhellenic Executive Council, Mock Trial captain, and treasurer of the Pre-Law Society.

Cory Mull

Vanderbilt University 2007
BOE summa cum laude in mechanical engineering, minor in management of technology

In 2007, Cory Mull, a Marietta, Georgia native, graduated summa cum laude with a BOE in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University. As an undergraduate, he received the Mechanical Engineering Program Award, was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and served as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Scholarship chair. After graduation, he began an eight-year career with Chevron Corporation, starting as a subsea pipeline engineer, then rising through the ranks to site lead, managing a team of over 20 people across four worksites on the Congo River Crossing Recovery Project. In search of more stability, Mull became a registered patent agent in 2015 and took a position with Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, in early 2016. He is excited to be accepted to Emory University School of Law and intends to combine his technical experience and expertise with an education in law to better serve his clients.

Linden Wait

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 2014
BA with highest distinction in political science and global studies, minor in Arabic language

Linden Wait grew up in a rural community in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. As she got older, she saw the discrimination and intolerance many experienced and decided to pursue a career in human rights law. Her journey began with a double major in political science and global studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, Wait formed an educational partnership with a women’s economic development organization in Amman, Jordan, studied abroad in Singapore and India, and served as a research assistant for the UNC Political Science Department. After graduating, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English at an Islamic Senior High School in Indonesia. Wait currently works as a program associate for the International Association of Women Judges in Washington DC, and she is looking forward to continuing her education at Emory Law.

Diana C. Benton

Webster University 2012
MA in business and organizational security management 

Stanford University 2007
BA in international relations

Diana C. Benton earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in business and organizational security management. She received specialized training in equal opportunity leadership, domestic violence intervention, and sexual assault victim advocacy during her eight years as an active-duty US Army officer. Between 2013 and 2015, she was a logistics and HR officer for the criminal division of the military police, where she orchestrated and resourced all logistics and human resources requirements for employees dispersed across two different countries during dynamic wartime operations. She served in Afghanistan and Germany as well as numerous locations across the United States.

Caroline Ross Herion

University of Michigan School of Public Health 2015
MPH in health management and policy 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2009
BA in journalism and mass communication and international studies

Caroline Ross Herion is a 2009 graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 2015 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. At UNC, Herion was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies. At U of M, she was an S. J. Axelrod-Eugene Feingold Scholar. Herion is currently an administrative fellow to the CEO of Emory Healthcare Network. Previously, she was a research assistant for the U of M School of Public Health where she drafted a white paper on university rankings in collaboration with Professors Sridhar Kota and Andrew Maynard for eventual publication and presentation to industry stakeholders. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Michigan Healthcare Executive Student Association, the Health Policy Student Association and Women in Health Leadership. 

Tyler Yeargain

University of Central Florida 2016 (expected)
BA in political science (pre-law)

Tyler Yeargain is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Central Florida, where he is a member of the Burnett Honors College and serves as a teaching assistant. As a UCF student, he served as the Legislative Affairs Coordinator in student government, lobbying the state legislature on the university's legislative priorities. In this capacity, he helped write and pass Chloe's Law in response to the death of UCF student Chloe Arenas. Yeargain has conducted research in the field of political science, publishing an undergraduate thesis on Florida voting trends, analyzing dual citizenship patterns in Eastern Europe, and working with Dr. Barry Edwards to co-author a textbook chapter and an article in the Albany Law Review. He interned for United States Senator Bill Nelson, working with caseworkers on constituent services, and served as the Deputy Regional Director for Voter Expansion for Charlie Crist's 2014 gubernatorial campaign, in which he took reports from poll-watchers and assisted the campaign with litigation decisions.

Alexandra Cochrane

University of Florida 2015
BA in criminology and law; BS in psychology 

Alexandra Cochrane is an assistant director for Student Legal Services and member of Emory’s Public Interest Committee, Criminal Law Society and Supreme Court Advocacy Program. Cochrane graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in psychology and criminology and law and was named a Carol B. Currier Scholar. Cochrane has accrued extensive legal experience during her undergrad, serving as an intern for the public defender’s office, a research assistant for UF’s Psychology and Law Laboratory, and an intern for the state attorney’s office. She researched topics such as jury decision making, eye witness identifications and plea bargaining. As a mentor for the Gator Teens program, Cochrane has helped mentor at-risk youth weekly and coached high school students on setting important life goals. Her hometown is Wellington, Florida. 

Lucy Gauthier

University of Oklahoma 2015
BA in letters, concentration in constitutional studies

Lucy Gauthier graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in letters, with a concentration in constitutional studies and a minor in psychology. Gauthier was involved in Oklahoma’s Honors College, where she was also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, was the Letzeiser Award silver medalist, received the OU Award of Excellence, and appeared on President’s Honor Roll all four years. As an undergrad, Gauthier served in many leadership positions, including scholarship chair of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, vice president of her sorority, leadership scholar of the College of Arts and Sciences, and webmaster of the “Big Event,” a statewide community service event. Gauthier’s passion for horses led her to ride for OU’s eEquestrian team. For summer 2016, Gauthier will be working in the SEC Honors Program, Division of Enforcement, in Washington, D.C.

Fiona O'Carroll

University of St. Andrews 2015
MLitt in modern history

Emory University 2014
BA summa cum laude in history, English, and French

Fiona O’Carroll graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with bachelor’s degrees in history, English and French. Fiona pursued a master’s degree in history at the University of St Andrews as a Bobby Jones Scholar. Currently in her first year at Emory Law School, Fiona enjoys her classes and works as a research assistant for Professor Abdullahi An-Na’im on topics such as the human rights paradigm and the international death penalty debate. Fiona volunteers with the Emory Public Interest Committee, provides research support for the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, represents her class on the Student Library Advisory Council, serves as treasurer of the Emory chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, and is a member of the Public Interest Dinner Series. Fiona is exploring various legal practice areas, but has a particular interest in immigration issues and environmental law. In her free time, Fiona enjoys cooking, running, and yoga. Fiona hopes to complete her yoga teacher certification this year.

Mathew Plott

University of Tennessee Chattanooga 2015
BS in political science 

A lifelong resident of Appalachia, Mathew Plott graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in political science and a minor in history. Plott has worked on campaigns at every level of government. He volunteered on Chris Anderson’s campaign for Chattanooga City Council, Gloria Johnson’s campaign for Tennessee State House, and Lenda Sherrell’s campaign for Congress. In 2014, Plott managed Gwen Tidwell’s campaign for Criminal Court Clerk in Hamilton County and Patricia Fountain’s campaign for Collegedale Commission. He has taken on a number of leadership roles within Democratic politics. He previously served as president of College Democrats of Tennessee and national committeeman of Tennessee Young Democrats. Plott currently serves as national membership director of Young Democrats of America.

Nicole Schladt

University of Cambridge 2015
MPhil in international relations and politics

University of Kentucky 2014
BA in international studies and gender and women's studies; minors in mathematics and Spanish

Nicole Schladt—a Lexington, Kentucky, native—is dedicated to protecting human rights worldwide. She currently serves as a graduate assistant in Emory’s Office of LGBT Life, as well as OUTLaw President and LAWS Conference Chair. With the help of several other students, Nicole founded Emory Law's Diversity & Inclusion Coalition in 2016. Last summer, she interned as a law clerk for the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal, where she worked directly on Lambda's HB2 litigation, including efforts to prepare clients for deposition in North Carolina. Before law school, Nicole studied at the University of Cambridge, where she received a Distinction in the Thesis for her MPhil dissertation, titled “Trans* Theory and United Nations Discourse on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.” She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with a BA in gender & women’s studies and international studies. In her free time, Nicole can be found playing the banjo and writing bluegrass music.

Jin Hyung "Jin" Lee

Brown University 2014
BA in environmental studies

Jin looks forward to being an environmental lawyer upon graduation. She spent her 1L summer as a legal intern at EPA Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, DC. At Emory, she is secretary of the Environmental Law and Conservation Society, and is the executive online editor for the Emory Law Journal. She is currently externing at EPA Region 4, here in Atlanta, and will spend this summer at Latham & Watkins in its Washington, DC. Before law school, Jin spent her undergraduate summers as an intern for various environmental organizations: the National Park Service, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and The Ocean Project. At Brown University, she concentrated in environmental studies, played ultimate frisbee, and studied abroad in Stockholm. She continues to play ultimate frisbee in Atlanta, enjoys doing crosswords with breakfast, and DJs for WMRE radio station at Emory. Her hometown is Austin, TX.

Blake Meadows

Patrick Henry College 2014
BA in American politics and policy

Blake Meadows is a student attorney with the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. He is also a member of the Emory Moot Court Society and competes for the Jessup International Law team. In addition to these responsibilities, Meadows is also a member of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review where he recently published a work dealing with the EPA’s redefinition of “Waters of the United States.” Meadows is also a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Federalist Society. This past summer he split his time between the North Carolina Supreme Court where he interned for Justice Newby and the solicitor general’s office here in Atlanta. Outside of law school, he is an open water certified scuba diver and a paleontology enthusiast, having led four excavations in Colorado, one of which uncovered the fourth known Allosaurus skull worldwide. He is originally from North Carolina.


Philip Olsen

Florida Atlantic University 2014
BA in English and philosophy

Since matriculating at Emory Law, Philip Olsen has worked in criminal defense with Arora & LaScala, LLC and with the Georgia Public Defender Council’s Appellate Division. Olsen joined the Emory Law Journal in 2015, and in 2016 was elevated to its editorial board. His student comment for the journal advocated expanding government contractor immunity. In 2015, Emory’s legal writing program named him an outstanding orator. Olsen graduated from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College summa cum laude in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy. While an undergraduate, he was a Henry Morrison Flagler Scholar and a Dr. Floyd F. Kochs Honors Ethics Scholar. One of his honors theses, on French political philosophy, won his school’s most prestigious writing award. Before coming to law school, Olsen worked as a policy intern for the American Podiatric Medical Association and was president of Florida Atlantic University’s debate team.

William Eye

Emory University
BA in philosophy and music

University of St. Andrews
MLitt in international political theory

Will Eye is executive notes and comments editor of the Emory Law Journal, a Dean’s Teaching Fellow, and lead violinist for the Emory Tango Ensemble. His journal comment was published in the Emory Law Journal, republished in ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development, and won the nationally competitive ABA Law Student Writing Competition. Before law school, Will studied at University of St. Andrews as a Bobby Jones Scholar, where he was principal violinist for the University Symphony and a varsity rower. An alumnus of Emory College, he was a violinist for the Emory Symphony and a varsity rower. Previously, Will performed benefit concerts in Russia, Japan, and South Korea with Music Without Borders. Upon graduation, Will is joining Jones Day (Atlanta) and, in 2017, will serve as law clerk to Chief Judge Carnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. His hometown is Baldwin, NY.


Jennifer "Jeni" Lamb

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
BS in agricultural and applied economics, BA in political science
2011 MS in agricultural and applied economics

Jeni is dedicated to becoming an effective environmental and food advocate. Currently, she is externing in Denver for the Honorable Judge John L. Kane for the District of Colorado and will join Holland & Hart as an associate in their environmental group after graduation. At Emory, she served as executive articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal, president of the Environmental Law and Conservation Society, student attorney in the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, and summer clerk with the EPA. Prior to law school, Jeni worked in sustainable agriculture in Appalachia, Kenya, Uganda, and Lesotho. She also interned with the agriculture committees for the US Senate and House of Representatives. She has published in law reviews and peer reviewed journals. Jeni is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and was named Virginia Tech’s Undergraduate Woman of the Year in 2010. Jeni enjoys riding horses and spending time outdoors with her fiancé, Chris.


Becky Lowe

University of Georgia
BA in political science; minor in sociology

Becky Lowe is originally from Tampa, Florida. She has served as an intern for U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and Congressman Allen Boyd, where she assisted the Constituent Services Representative for Military and Veterans Affairs. She was also the Director of Student Life for the UGA Student Government Association and the SPIA Ambassador for the UGA Student Advisory Board. Lowe served as associate editor for Georgia Political Review, Public Relations Chair for her sorority, and as a volunteer for UGA Heroes and Relay for Life. At Emory, Lowe serves as the president for the Legal Association for Women Students and externs for the American Cancer Society, Office of Corporate Counsel. She received an EPIC grant last summer to work at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. 

Alyssa Pardo

George Washington University
BA in international affairs and economics

Alyssa is excited to be joining the Atlanta office of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP after graduation. At Emory, she serves as a notes and comments editor for Emory Law Journal and participated in the Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program. Originally from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Alyssa graduated from the George Washington University in 2009, majoring in international affairs and minoring in economics. While at GW, Alyssa was president of the Amnesty International Chapter, a Model UN delegate, and a Professional Foreign Service Sorority member. She has interned at the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Peace Corps Headquarters, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Before law school, Alyssa served as a program assistant for Stability Operations at the US Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. In 2010, she completed the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.

Vanessa Lopez 15L
University of Miami
MA in international administration; BA in political science and international studies

Doug Stephens 15L
University of Colorado
BA in international affairs

Sabrina Wilson 15L
Murray State University
BS in physics

Zachary Eyster 14L
Messiah College
BA in religious studies
Currently: Associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta

Sarah O'Donahue 14L
Vanderbilt University
BS in political science and classical studies
Currently: Associate at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta

Laura Rivera 14L
New York University
MA in journalism and Latin American studies
Emory University
BA in political science and spanish literature
Currently: Staff Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Farmworker Rights Division

JoAnna Smith 14L
American University
BA in law and society; certificate in women, politics, and political leadership

Drew Stevens 14L
Baylor University
BA in sociology, minor in political science
Currently: Associate at Arnall Golden Gregory LPP in Atlanta

Steve Ferketic 13L
University of Connecticut
BS in biology and political science
Currently: Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York

Donalee Donaldson 12L
Seton Hall University
BA in English honors, social & behavioral sciences
Currently: Admissions Coordinator and Teaching Fellow at Kepler Kigali in Rwanda

Laura Huffman 08L
Georgia Institute of Technology
BS in electrical engineering
Currently: Senior Associate, King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta

Sara Walden Brown
02L Mercer University
BA in French, English, philosophy
Currently: Associate at King & Spalding LLP in New York

Tony Balloon 02L
University of Florida, Fisher School of Accounting
BS in accounting with a minor in economics
Currently: Associate at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta