2018 1L Diversity Fellowship Recipients

Sean Chang

Sean Chang attends New York University School of Law. He graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to law school, he worked on employment discrimination litigation as a legal assistant for Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. Mr. Chang has also served as a reunion intern for the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at Vassar College; as a communications & development intern at Immigration Equality; as the special projects intern for High Jump, an academic enrichment program for low-income 7th and 8th graders in Chicago; and as an intern for U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin. He is spending his summer as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Christopher Hamilton
 
Christopher Hamilton attends Boston University School of Law. He graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. He has worked as a practice support assistant through the Paralegal Program at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and as an administrative coordinator for BioCare Diagnostics, which provides high quality ultrasound services to hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, multi-physician practices and their independent women’s imaging center. Mr. Hamilton also served as a pro bono coordinator for Kirkland & Ellis and was a review analyst for Granite Telecommunications. He is spending his summer as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard G. Stearns, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Helen Kim
 
Helen Kim attends Boston College Law School. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Government. She has worked as a legal specialist for Mintz Levin and as a patent paralegal for Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Wolf Greenfield. Ms. Kim also served as a Criminal Appeals Bureau intern for The Legal Aid Society, the oldest and largest provider of legal aid to those in poverty in the United States, and as a legal documenter for Shinhan Bank. She is spending her summer as an intern for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office in the Real Estate and Finance team.
Garrett Lance
 
Garrett Lance attends Georgetown University Law Center. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Public Affairs. He has worked as a senior consultant for Sprezzatura Management Consulting and as a policy associate for Business Forward, which engages business leaders in the legislative and regulatory process. Mr. Lance also served as a government affairs intern for The Solar Energy Industries Association and as an Office of Presidential Correspondence intern for the White House. He is spending his summer as a judicial intern for the Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Isabel Marin
 
Isabel Marin attends Harvard Law School. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Humanities. She has served in various roles in the United States Marine Corps, including logistics officer and platoon commander, where she led 40 marines during pre-deployment training and deployment to the Middle East.  More recently, she served as company commander where she led, managed and trained 130 marines. Ms. Marin also served as a research assistant for International Security Studies at Yale University. She is spending her summer as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office - District of Massachusetts (Criminal Division).
Bryan Payton
Bryan Payton attends Harvard Law School. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Urban Studies and Africana Studies. He has worked as an SEO fellow at Sullivan & Cromwell and as paralegal for the Federal Public Defenders of New York. Mr. Payton also served as a legal intern for the Urban Justice Center, a social justice advocacy organization, and as a mayoral fellow for the Office of Mayor Angel Taveras in Providence, Rhode Island. He is spending his summer as an intern for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Victoria Petty
Victoria Petty attends University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She has worked as an office assistant for the Houston Law Group and as a student engineer in the Aromatics Chemical Plant Technical Division at the ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Ms. Petty also served as a researcher for the Howard University Chemical Engineering Department and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Mexico. She also led project teams in El Salvador, Kenya and Haiti, as a project leader for Engineers Without Borders. She is spending her summer as an intern for Marin Clean Energy.
Bushra Samimi
Bushra Samimi attends University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Political Economy and Political Science. She has worked as an HR coordinator for Stride Health and as an operations teacher manager at the Berkeley Masjid Foundation. Ms. Samimi has also previously served as a digital communications intern for Brookings Institution, as a caseworker for the Associated Students of the University of California, as a consultant for Alicka and as a financial analysis intern for the 1947 Partition Archive. She also created and taught a multifaceted course curriculum for 20-25 students about the political economy of Afghanistan at the University of California, Berkeley. She is spending her summer as an intern for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Sitraka St Michael
Sitraka St. Michael attends Northeastern University School of Law. He graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School with an A.B. in Public and International Affairs.  He has worked as an emotional learning and empowerment specialist for St. Stephen’s Youth Programs in Boston’s South End, where he piloted an emotional intelligence curriculum called B-BOLD for 120 disadvantaged children from grades 2-8. Mr. St. Michael also served as a UC Berkeley campus associate for the Episcopal Diocese of California and as the Director of Community Relations and Outreach at the Center on Halsted in Chicago. He is spending his summer as a Boston Bar Association intern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Janae Stacier
Janae Staicer attends Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated from Duquesne University with a B.A. in Political Science. She has worked as an intern for Arch City Defenders, Inc. and as a fellow for the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, in which 12 participants are selected for a nine-month program, encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences. Ms. Staicer also served as a legal intake intern for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and as an intern for the Neighborhood and Victim Services Section of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. She is spending her summer as an intern for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

 

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