Program in Law and Public Service

Program in Law and Public Service

Program in Law and Public Service

Students in the Program in Law and Public Service

Meet some of the fellows in the Program in Law and Public Service.

Class of 2021

Caroline BodieCaroline Bodie

Hometown: Hampton, Virginia
Public Service Interests: Public defense



Ashley CorderoAshley Cordero

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Before UVA Law: Paralegal
Public Service Interests: Prosecution, criminal justice reform


Nathan EaganNathan Eagan

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
Before UVA Law: Managed the marketing department at WebstaurantStore, an online retailer
Public Service Interests: Criminal justice reform, restorative/transformative justice, prison and policing alternatives


Jess FeinbergJess Feinberg

Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Public Service Interests: Civil rights, government



Dominique FentonDominique Fenton

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Before UVA Law: Tribal court judge, criminal defense investigator, high school English teacher
Public Service Interests: Indigent defense, civil rights, Indigenous justice


Cody Fisher

Cody Fisher

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Before UVA Law: Campus ministry; business analyst at Capital One
Public Service Interests: Public defense


Lindsay GormanLindsay Gorman

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Before UVA Law: Director’s financial analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.
Public Service Interests: Government, public policy, public integrity, voting rights


Hayley HahnHayley Hahn

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Before UVA Law: Fulbright student at McGill’s Centre for Research on Children & Families researching social service provisions and legal protections for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States Public Service
Interests: Civil rights, racial justice, Native American rights, reproductive justice, gender justice, impact litigation


Sawyer HicksSawyer Hicks

Hometown: Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Before UVA Law: Paralegal at a Baltimore-based nonprofit that provides civil legal assistance to Maryland’s incarcerated population
Public Service Interests: Indigent defense, criminal legal reform


Kristen JamesKristen James

Hometown: Massapequa, New York
Public Service Interests: Environmental justice, land conservation, climate change law and policy


Katharine JanesKatharine Janes

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Public Service Interests: Juvenile justice, criminal justice reform, social policy, government


Hannah KeeferHannah Keefer

Hometown: Ridgeville, South Carolina
Before UVA Law: Office assistant for the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina; museum interpreter and marketing coordinator for The Powder Magazine, a colonial history museum in Charleston, South Carolina
Public Service Interests: National security, human rights, international law, immigration


Jeremy KempJeremy Kemp

Hometown: Sarasota, Florida
Public Service Interests: Environmental law generally, with particular interest in climate justice, public lands, and natural resource issues


Kyle McGoeyKyle McGoey

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Before UVA Law: Marketing strategist for a tech startup in New York
Public Service Interests: Civil liberties, policing reform, foreign policy and national security


Megan McKinleyMegan McKinley

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Public Service Interests: Criminal justice reform, combating human trafficking


Gia NyhuisGia Nyhuis

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Before UVA Law: Taught English in Quito, Ecuador, through WorldTeach
Public Service Interests: Public defense, immigration


Nooreen RezaNooreen Reza

Hometown: Wise, Virginia
Before UVA Law: Paralegal case handler at Legal Aid Society of New York Housing Help Program in Brooklyn
Public Service Interests: Legal aid, community lawyering, housing justice, economic justice, public benefits

Eliza SchultzEliza Schultz

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Before UVA Law: Researched disability and anti-poverty policy at the Center for American Progress
Public Service Interests: Workers’ rights, civil rights, economic justice


Perrin TourangeauPerrin Tourangeau

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Before UVA Law: Worked at a hike-in backcountry hotel in Glacier National Park for a summer before working as a paralegal intern and teaching LSAT preparation classes
Public Service Interests: Indigent defense, civil rights


Carly WassermanCarly Wasserman

Hometown: Reisterstown, Maryland
Before UVA Law: Taught high school social studies in Baltimore City; worked as an academic coordinator at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Public Service Interests: Child advocacy, education law, juvenile justice, civil rights


Jolena ZabelJolena Zabel

Hometown: Hastings, Minnesota
Before UVA Law: Worked at Kakenya’s Dream, a nonprofit organization based in rural Kenya focused on transforming communities through girls’ education and empowerment
Public Service Interests: International human rights


Class of 2022

Ida AbhariIda Abhari

Hometown: Irvine, California
Before UVA Law: Taught English in Azerbaijan and monitored humanitarian aid projects in Iraqi Kurdistan
Public Service Interests: Human rights, international law, labor/employment law (and their intersections)


Elizabeth AdlerElizabeth Adler

Hometown: Voorhees, New Jersey
Before UVA Law: Worked on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s reelection campaign in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a speechwriter in Washington, D.C.
Public Service Interests: Reproductive justice, racial equity, criminal justice reform


Abby BurkeAbby Burke

Hometown: Chesterton, Indiana
Public Service Interests: Criminal law, environmental law, federal government work


Tyler DemetriouTyler Demetriou

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Before UVA Law: Consulting and business operations
Public Service Interests: Environmental law, environmental justice, civil legal services


Caroline ElvigCaroline Elvig

Hometown: Louisville, Colorado
Before UVA Law: Worked at the Colorado Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel doing indigent defense work
Public Service Interests: Civil rights, criminal defense


Taylor FatherreeTaylor Fatherree

Hometown: Napa, California
Before UVA Law: Service industry; office work; Fulbright ETA in Colombia 
Public Service Interests: Public defense and reform of the criminal legal system


Elizabeth HarrisElizabeth Harris

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Before UVA Law: Legal assistant at a local Texas district attorney’s office working on child protective service (foster care) and mental health cases
Public Service Interests: Child advocacy, with a focus on juvenile justice and foster car


Christina KellyChristina Kelly

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Before UVA Law: Consultant for Ernst & Young
Public Service Interests: Racial and economic justice, civil rights, public defense, criminal justice reform, impact litigation


Meredith KilburnMeredith Kilburn

Hometown: Fort Mill, South Carolina
Before UVA Law: Taught English in Hangzhou, China, and Hualañé, Chile; worked in Chicago as an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinating federal court help desks for pro se litigants
Public Service Interests: Civil rights, impact litigation, racial justice, women’s rights, international law


Demi KimDemi Kim

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Before UVA Law: Worked as an English teacher in Korea for two years
Public Service Interests: Federal enforcement of employment or labor law


Cait KutchiCait Kutchi

Hometown: Goshen, Kentucky
Before UVA Law: Paralegal on a civil litigation team at a federal law enforcement agency
Public Service Interests: National security law, military justice, prosecution, government


Jordan LaPointeJordan LaPointe

Hometown: Ashburn, Virginia
Before UVA Law: College admissions counselor
Public Service Interests: Judge advocate generals, state and local government

Robert MathaiRobert Mathai

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Before UVA Law: National security
Public Service Interests: National security, government


Duncan MorrowDuncan Morrow

Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Before UVA Law: Research and organizing for a labor union
Public Service Interests: Indigent defense, labor law



Kathryn NeuhardtKathryn Neuhardt

Hometown: Westford, Massachusetts
Before UVA Law: Worked in the video production department of the Boston Red Sox, editing and shooting video and running video boards during games
Public Service Interests: Human rights, international law, criminal defense


Sujaya RajguruSujaya Rajguru

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida
Public Service Interests: Civil rights, racial justice



Eliza RobertsonEliza Robertson

Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma
Before UVA Law: Worked in nonprofit development as a member of the Episcopal Service Corps
Public Service Interests: Health equity, mental health law, American Indian law


Eric SeifrizEric Seifriz

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Before UVA Law: Substitute teacher PK-12, legislative policy aide, research assistant, camp counselor
Public Service Interests: Education law, public policy, government, environmental law, elections law


Wes WilliamsWes Williams

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Before UVA Law: Tech consultant for humanitarian nongovernmental organizations
Public Service Interests: Criminal justice reform, environmental protection, voting rights


Chris YarrellChris Yarrell

Hometown: Acworth, Georgia
Before UVA Law: Worked for five years in local government, most recently serving as policy advisor and director of external affairs at the New York City Mayor’s Office
Public Service Interests: Racial and economic justice, civil rights, public defense, criminal justice reform, impact litigation

Molly Keck and Salwa Ahmad