2019 1L Diversity Fellowship Recipients

Briana Adams-Seaton
Briana Adams-Seaton attends Howard University School of Law. Prior to law school, she received a full scholarship from The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a B.A. in Spanish and Communications Arts and Sciences. Briana was very active on campus during her time at Penn State, engaging with constituents as President of the Multicultural Undergraduate Law Association, founding the Collegiate Laws of Life Essay Competition, sitting on the Diversity Council of Schreyer Honors College, and serving as a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy and Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity. She has also worked as a Legal Assistant for the Department of Justice in St. Thomas, VI. Briana will be spending her summer as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Tanya Jones-Bosier, DC Superior Court and the American Bar Association's Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.
Kelly McClure
Kelly McClure attends Yale Law School, where she works as a diversity Representative and as a Teaching Fellow. Kelly participates in numerous organizations at Yale, including the Latinx Law Students Association, First Generation Professionals, and the Native American Law Students Association. She previously served as a Lead Editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation and is currently a Lead Submissions Editor for the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. Kelly obtained her undergraduate degree in Industrial Relations (B.S.) from Cornell University. While in college, Kelly served as Policy Intern for the United Nations and the U.S. Senate. Following undergrad, Kelly was Chief of Staff and Legislative Aid in Florida's House of Representatives. Prior to law school, she also worked as a Litigation Paralegal at a large firm in New York City and spent her summer 2018 as a SEO Law Fellow. Kelly will be spending her summer as an Intern at the Center for Native American Youth.
Natalie Gallego
Natalie Gallego is a 3+3 Program Scholar (six-year accelerated B.A./J.D. program) at Northeastern University, where she attends on a Full-Tuition Scholarship. Natalie is Vice Chair of the Latin American Law Students Association, and has served as a Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Peer Mentor, Student Ambassador, and a member on the Student Advisory Council. Natalie is also a singer with Treble on Huntington, Northeastern's first all-female a cappella group. Natalie is very committed to philanthropy, working with St. Stephen's Afterschool Program, Haley House Soup Kitchen, AMVETS, the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the New England Innocence Project. She will be working in Boston this summer as a Criminal division Intern at the United States Attorney's Office.
Samson Lim
Samson Lim attends University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  He obtained his M.A. in Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University and his B.A. in International Studies from University of Washington.  Prior to law school, Samson was the founder and executive director of Scholarship Junkies, a nonprofit organization providing scholarship applicants with feedback from former scholarship recipients, which resulted in $90 million worth of scholarships  awarded.  He then joined The Posse Foundation, where he served as the National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs and supported over 3,500 on-campus Scholars at 57 top colleges and universities in applying for national fellowship and graduate programs. Samson will be spending this summer working for the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau.
Kenneth Mok
Kenny Mok attends The George Washington University Law School, where serves as the Co-President of LAMBDA Law.  He obtained his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University, where he achieved Dean’s Honors and received The Rock Distinguished Contribution Award.  Prior to law school, he was a Paralegal in the Special Litigation Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office.  Kenny will spend this summer working in the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Franklin Munoz
Franklin Munoz attends University of California, Berkeley, School or Law, where he serves as Submissions Editor for the La Raza Law Journal.  He graduated from UC Santa Cruz, magna cum laude, obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy with a History minor.  Prior to law school, Franklin worked for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, serving as an inaugural University of California, Presidential Fellow.  He has spent the last several years advocating for tenants’ rights throughout northern and southern California.  In his free time, Franklin enjoys playing the drums, with a particular enthusiasm for Jazz and Latin percussion. He will be spending his summer working for the California Department of Justice, Tort and Condemnation Section.
Ryan Nees
Ryan Nees attends New York University School of Law, where he is Treasurer of OUTLaw and a member of the First Generation Professionals group.  Ryan obtained his B.A. from Yale University, serving as Campus Ambassador to Out for Undergrad as well as a member of the Aurelian Honor Society.  He received the Indiana AP Managing Editors’ First Amendment Award for publishing an original investigation that discovered hundreds of election law violations by two presidential campaigns, which received nationwide media coverage and resulted in four indictments and convictions. Ryan also was given the Sunshine Award by the Society of Professional Journalists for freedom of information advocacy.  Ryan will be spending his summer as a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Udodilim Nnamdi
Udodilim Nnamdi attends Columbia Law School, where she participates in the Human Rights Advocates Program, European Law Moot Court and Columbia’s Society for International Law.  She also worked as a Research Assistant on campus for the Human Rights Institute project.  U.d. obtained her B.A., magna cum laude, from Howard University.  While at Howard, she was the Vice Secretary General for the Society for Future Diplomats and South Africa Research Fellow for the Young Africana Leadership Initiative. U.d. has interned for the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations, and the US Department of Justice.  Prior to law school, she was a Program Associate at the Wallace Global Fund, where her time was dedicated to grantmaking in support of women’s rights and preventing violence against girls.  U.d. will spend this summer working for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.
Michael Nzoiwu
Michael Nzoiwu attends Northeastern University School of Law.  He obtained his B.A. from Texas Tech University in just two and a half years.  While in college, Michael worked as a Staff Writer at the Daily Toreador, where much of his content covered the voices of diverse community members, and was a Congressional Intern for Beto O’Rourke in Washington, DC.  A recognized Eagle Scout, Michael looks forward to working at the Massachusetts Court of Appeals this summer.
Michelle Chaing Perry
Michelle Chaing Perry attends Boston College Law School, where she is a Merit Scholarship Recipient and Vice President (External) for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.  She obtained her M.A. in International Economic Policy from Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris – Sciences Po in France.  During her M.A. program, she was a Finalist in the Model World Trade Organization Competition and was a Strategy Analyst Intern at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.  Prior to law school, Michelle spent several years doing public policy work and government relations work for companies like Uber and Expedia. Michelle will spend this summer as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard G. Stearns at the U.S. District Court for the District Of Massachusetts.