Community Fellows

No question is too big or small. Community Fellows can offer perspective on class preparation, outlining, exam preparation, job search, co-curricular activities, social life in Orange County and life/work balance. The Community Fellows will also host a variety of small gatherings and large events to connect first-year students with the larger campus community.
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    Alex Achamallah

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown: Benicia, CA
    Alma Mater: UCLA
    Hobbies: Traveling, eating, singing, piano, Netflix
    Co-Curricular:  Student Bar Association, Public Interest Law Fund, CARES, Saturday Academy of Law, Education Rights Clinic
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    Nassim Alisobhani

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Corona del Mar, CA
    Alma Mater: NYU
    Professional Interests: Government, civil rights, election law, appellate litigation, antitrust
    Hobbies: Shabu Shabu, re-watching West Wing, just watching TV, rock climbing, trivia, yoga, hiking, pretending I like running
    Co-Curricular: Public Interest Law Fund, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
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    Sara Banco

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Alma Mater: California State University, Monterey Bay
    Professional Interests: Criminal Law, litigation, Diversion Courts
    Hobbies: Reading, dancing/listening to music, playing with her dogs, watching Food Network

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    Andrenna Berggren

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Alma Mater:
    University of Southern California
    Co-Curricular: Street Law
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    Ali Chabot

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Sonora, CA
    Alma Mater:
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Professional Interests:  Sports, helping women, environmental law
    Hobbies:
    Running, cooking, playing fantasy football
  • Image of Karisa Chapa

    Karisa Chapa

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Coronado, CA
    Alma Mater: UC Davis
    Professional Interests:
    Military law and veterans' affairs
    Hobbies: Sailing, running, hiking, throwing ceramics
    Co-Curricular:
    Veteran's Advocacy Society, Women's Law Society, Barley Legal
  • Image of Natalie Diaz

    Natalie Diaz

    (Class of 2016)
    Hometown:
    Hemet, CA
    Alma Mater: UCLA
    Professional Interests: Art law, public interest
    Hobbies: Reading about graffiti art, reading blogs, watching YouTube, traveling, donuts, and hanging out with my dog Eevee
    Co-Curricular: 2L Student Bar Association Rep, Veterans Advocacy Society, Public Interest Law Fund
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    Noorean Gill

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Alma Mater:
    University of Southern California
    Professional Interests: Intellectual Property Law
    Hobbies: Basketball, live music, TV, food, technology
    Co-Curricular:
    Student Bar Association 1L Rep, Intellectual Property and Cyber Law Society, In Vino Veritas Wine Law Society
  • Image of Anjana Joshi

    Anjana Joshi

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Dartmouth, MA
    Alma Mater:
    Brown University - undergraduate; Brown University - MPA
    Professional Interests: International law, criminal law, foreign policy
    Co-Curricular: National lawyers guild, IRAP, PILF, immigrant court watch, expungement clinic
  • Image of Jennifer Kim

    Jennifer Kim

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Diamond Bar, CA
    Alma Mater: UC Berkeley
    Work Experience: Taught Health and Safety in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Professional Interests: International Human Rights, criminal law, constitutional law
    Hobbies: dog beach, hiking, tennis, art history, watching Blue Bottle Enthusiast
    Co-Curricular: PILF, Saturday Academy of Law
  • Image of Jordan Liebman

    Jordan Liebman

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Alma Mater: UC Santa Cruz
    Professional Interests: Environmental and natural resources law, constitutional law
    Hobbies: Music, guitar, ukulele, banjo, Settlers of Catan, hiking

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    Justin Martin

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Long Beach, CA
    Alma Mater:
    Cal State Dominguez Hills
    Hobbies:  Chess, outdoor sports, poker, traveling

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    Ethan Mora

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Fresno, CA
    Alma Mater: UCSB
    Professional Interests: Land use and development law, regulation of digital payment systems

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    Drew Morrill

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Alma Mater: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
    Professional Interests: Intellectual property litigation
    Hobbies: Home brewing, watching and playing just about all sports
    Co-Curricular: Vice President of the Veteran's Advocacy Society, Newsletter Co-Chair of the Orange County Patent Law Association, Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society, Veteran Affairs Benefits Pro Bono Project,
  • Brittany Ngo

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Newport Coast, CA
    Alma Mater: Georgetown University - undergraduate; Yale School of Public Health - MPH
    Hobbies: Tennis, swimming, documentary and foreign films

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    Erica Row

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    La Cañada Flintridge
    Alma Mater: UCLA
    Hobbies: Astronomy, wine, and yoga
    Co-Curricular: Public Interest Law Fund, Student Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Workers' Rights Clinic, CARES
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    Sophia Shin

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Cerritos, CA
    Alma Mater: UC San Diego
    Professional Interests: Government regulation, business litigation, civil litigation
    Hobbies:  Hiking, reading, LA Lakers, golf
    Co-Curricular:  Student Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Business Law Society, Connecting Angelenos to Resources and Essential Services (CARES)
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    Nancy Sotomayor

    (Class of 2016)
    Hometown:
    Costa Mesa,CA
    Alma Mater: UC Irvine
    Professional Interests: Criminal law, immigration law, labor and employment law
    Hobbies:  Music!  Going to live concerts/music festivals, wine tasting, traveling, camping
    Co-Curricular:  Student Bar Association, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, American Constitution Society, Women's Law Society, Admissions Ambassador, Latina/o Law Student Association
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    RJ Szuba

    (Class of 2017)
    Alma Mater:
    Colgate University
    Hometown:
    Utica, NY
    Professional Interests:
    Intellectual property, environmental law, general practice in a small town in the middle of nowhere
    Hobbies:  Reading, hiking, juggling, spontaneously swimming in large bodies of water
    Co-Curricular: PILF, pro bono

  • Image of Shezad Thakor

    Shezad Thakor

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Torrance, CA
    Alma Mater:
    UCLA
    Professional Interests:
    Criminal law, civil rights, corporate law
    Hobbies:  Los Angeles Lakers, superhero movies, dessert, chess, and playing basketball
    Co-Curricular: Student Bar Association Director of Finance, Connecting Angelinos to Resources and Essential Services

  • Honieh Udenka

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Abuja, Nigeria; Tehran, Iran; Famagusta, Cyprus
    Hobbies:  Classic literature, AfroPop, creative writing

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    Olivia Weber

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Alma Mater: University of Montana
    Professional Interests: Indian law, environmental law, direct legal services
    Hobbies:  "I love whitewater rafting, and am a whitewater river guide in the summer. While in school, I trail run, paddle board, ski, backpack, and play golf and tennis. I also love getting together with my classmates and laughing for hours on end about stupid things. Believe me, you can still have fun in law school!"
    Co-Curricular:  PILF, Environmental Law Society, SBA, and Native American and Indigenous Law Student Association
  • Image of Francis Yao

    Francis Yao

    (Class of 2016)
    Hometown:
    San Jose, CA
    Alma Mater: UC Davis
    Professional Interests: Civil Litigation
    Hobbies:  Food adventures, competitive badminton, and Netflix
    Co-Curricular:  Student Bar Association Chair, 100+ hours of Pro Bono, OutLaw, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • Image of Jake Yocham

    Jake Yocham

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Tempe, Arizona
    Alma Mater: Arizona State University - undergraduate; Loyola Marymount - MA
    Professional Interests: Public interest law, criminal law, and philosophy and the law
    Hobbies:  Philosophy, reading, eating, and college football
    Co-Curricular:  Student Bar Association, Public Interest Law Fund, AGS, Pro Bono, and Barley Legal
  • Image of Jiaxiao Zhang

    Jiaxiao Zhang

    (Class of 2017)
    Hometown:
    Xian, China
    Alma Mater: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities & University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Professional Interests: Intellectual property (patent prosecution & litigation) and corporate law
    Hobbies:  Food, music, photography, and friends
    Co-Curricular:  Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society; Entertainment Law Society; Business Law Society; Women's Law Society; Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

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