Student Ambassador Council

The UW School of Law is proud to have some of the brightest and most promising future lawyers studying here in Seattle. While all of our students lead busy lives inside and outside of the classroom, our SAC Members are willing to answer questions, offer candid advice, share their law school experiences, and help students navigate the challenges of adjusting to law school. Their primary goal is to help ensure that prospective and admitted students have all of the information they need to have a positive and productive law school experience.

Feel free to contact one of our ambassadors if you are interested in learning more about their decision to attend UW School of Law.

Reina Almon, 1L

Reina Almon

Hometown: Yakima, WA
Undergrad Institution: Eastern Washington University
Undergrad Course of Study: Government/Service
Law School Activities: Students Organizing For Advocacy, Innocence Project NW Board, Women’s Law Caucus
Professional Experience: Worked for Lieutenant Governor Owen; Professional Spokeswoman for ESD 113 Reduce Underage Drinking Coalition

Raz Barnea, 2L

Raz Barnea

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: Comparative History of Ideas (Masters in Marine Affairs, 2014)
Law School Activities: Washington International Law Journal, Moot Court Honor Board, Environmental Law Society, Vis Arbitration Moot Team
Other Interests: Sailing, SCUBA, hammocks, bicycles
Professional Experience: U.S. Peace Corps 2009-2012; 2007-2009, The Environmental Careers Organization 2006-2007

Nathaniel Block, 1L

Nathaniel Block

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: Political Science
Law School Activities: American Constitution Society
Professional Experience: Teach for America

Ryan Casey, 2L

Ryan Casey

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Undergrad Institution: U.S. Naval Academy (Grad: Georgetown University)
Undergrad Course of Study: Political Science (Master of Public Policy)
Law School Activities: National Security Law Association
Other Interests: Politics, skiing, SCUBA diving, dogs
Professional Experience: Naval Flight Officer, P-3C Orion; Private sector, defense contracting (2 years)

Kelsey Christianson, 2L

Kelsey Christianson

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington (Grad: Seton Hall University)
Undergrad Course of Study: Economics (Masters in International Relations, specialization in International Law and Foreign Policy Analysis)
Law School Activities: 1L Representative International Law Society, 1L Mock Trial Competition
Other Interests: International travel, sports, and architecture
Professional Experience: Clinton Foundation Intern, Legal Assistant for the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin, Program Coordinator & International Advisor at UCLA School of Dentistry, Legal Extern for the Honorable John C. Coughenour

Chike Eze, 3L

Chike Eze

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: Business Administration, Information Systems
Law School Activities: Senior Managing Editor, Washington Journal of Law, Technology and Arts; Champion, Representation in Mediation Competition, 2015; VP Technology, Black Law Student Association (UW Chapter); Student Representative, 2015-16 Admissions Committee
Other Interests: Social Justice through Economic Empowerment; Micro-financing local entrepreneurs in developing countries; Lifting weights!; Cooking; Occasional 5K running
Professional Experience: 2L Summer Associate, Garvey Schubert Barer; 1L Legal Intern, Concur Technologies; Software Applications Developer (prior to law school)

Chelsea Hager, 2L

Chelsea Hager

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa for 1 year; transferred to University of Washington Tacoma
Undergrad Course of Study: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with minors in Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Law School Activities: Mediation Competition, Public Interest Law Association Member and volunteer, Mock Trial, Lexis Nexis Student Associate
Other Interests: spending time with my family (I'm one of six daughters), skiing, running races (5k, 10k, 10k)
Professional Experience: While I am technically a "K through JD" student and may connect with prospective students that did not take any time off school after completing undergrad, the following professional experiences may interest other students as well: Staff Assistant and District Scheduler, Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06), Receptionist, Thompson & Delay, Attorneys at Law

Lynnyetta Keller, 3L

Lynnetta Keller

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Course of Study: Business Administration
Law School Activities: Co-President: Black Law Student Association; Transfer Rep: Student Bar Association; 3L Liaison: Women's Law Caucus; Editorial Staff: Washington Journal of Education Law and Policy; Minority Law Students’ Association; Law and Business Association; Parents Attending Law School; Education Law and Policy Society; Student Ambassador Council
Other Interests: Spending time with my 8 year old son, traveling to sunny destinations, taking swim lessons, reading on various topics, watching ESPN
Professional Experience: Judicial Extern U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala for the Northern District of Alabama (2L Summer); Legal Intern for Sound Transit (1L Summer); Temporary Law Clerk for Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP (1L Summer); Area Revenue Share Administrator for Republic Services (2010-2013); Marketing Intern for Graham Lundberg and Peschel PLLC (Undergrad)

Kaitlyn Kelly, 2L

Kaitlyn Kelly

Hometown: Everett, WA
Undergrad Institution: Washington State University
Undergrad Course of Study: English - Professional Writing and Rhetoric, minor in Business Administration
Law School Activities: Student Ambassador Council, Immigrant Asylum Application Help Program (AppHelp), WSBA Antitrust and Consumer Protection Desk Book editorial committee member, King County Family Law CASA volunteer, Partnership for Youth Justice Diversion program volunteer
Other Interests: Cooking, baking, running, yoga, reading, traveling
Professional Experience: Nanny, Online writer, Restaurant Hostess, Receptionist at a physical therapy clinic

Jake Mallory, 3L

Jake Mallory

Hometown: Provo, UT
Undergrad Institution: University of Utah
Undergrad Course of Study: Philosophy
Law School Activities: Moot Court Honor Board, Mock Trial, Contract Negotiation, Moot Court, Immigrants Family Advocacy Project
Other Interests: Bassoonist in the UW Symphony and plays bass guitar, works at Seattle Aquarium and breeds frogs, mixed martial arts
Professional Experience: Rule 711 Law Clerk, Cook County State Attorney’s Office (2L Summer); Extern, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (2L Spring); Extern, King County Superior Court (1L Summer); Intern at private law firm (1L Summer)

Doug McManaway, 2L

Doug McManaway

Hometown: As a self-titled "Navy-brat", I have lived all over the West Coast and Japan
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: Law Societies & Justice
Law School Activities: American Constitution Society, Minority Law Students Association, Diversity Committee, Outlaws
Other Interests: Husky football, hiking, live music, politics, HBO
Professional Experience: Previously worked at Washington State Bar Association and Banyan Branch (now Deloitte Digital)

Kaleigh Boyd Powell, 2L

Kaleigh Boyd

Hometown: Everett, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: Political Science and Communication
Law School Activities: Mock Trial, Law and Business Association
Other Interests: Do people list anything here other than Netflix?
Professional Experience: 4 years in the UW Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Jane Pryjmak, 2L

Jane Pryjmak

Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Undergrad Institution: University of Miami
Undergrad Course of Study: Ecosystem Science & Policy, Political Science
Law School Activities: Women's Law Caucus, Asylum Application Assistance Project
Other Interests: Hiking, skiing, eating Thai food
Professional Experience: Editor for management consulting firm

Beth St. Clair, 2L

Beth St. Clair

Hometown: Kirkland, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: French, Political Science
Law School Activities: Law and Business Association, Women's Law Caucus, Mock Trial, LDLC Mentorship Program
Other Interests: Classic rock, playing the piano, poker, horses, reading funny escapist books, the outdoors, and going to see comedians
Professional Experience: Teach For America Corps Member in the Mississippi Delta '09-'10, Nintendo of America '11-'14; Legal Internships at Microsoft and at Lane Powell, PC; Legal Internship at Amazon; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Summer Associate (2016)

Sarah Tatischeff, 3L

Sarah Tatischeff

Hometown: Boise, ID
Undergrad Institution: Boise State University
Undergrad Course of Study: Political Science
Law School Activities: Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, SYLAW, Innocence Project NW-Student Chapter, Association for Student Defenders and Prosecutors
Other Interests: Knitting! Avid TV show viewer
Professional Experience: Former real estate experience, judicial extern for Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff, Rule 9 Intern for Snohomish County Public Defender Association, Intern for Housing Justice Project

Sam Wilton, 1L

Sam Wilton

Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergrad Institution: University of Oregon
Undergrad Course of Study: History, Spanish
Law School Activities: TBD
Other Interests: International Affairs, cycling
Professional Experience: Internships with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Commerce, and Senate Finance Committee

Jeremy Wood, 3L

Jeremy Wood

Hometown: Richmond, British Columbia
Undergrad Institution: University of British Columbia
Undergrad Course of Study: History
Other Interests: Cycling, cooking, poorly playing the same guitar chord progressions over and over
Law School Activities: Native American Law Students Association, Jewish Law Students Association, Moot Court Honor Board, Washington International Law Journal, Tribal Defense Clinic
Professional Experience: Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor (1L Summer); Kanji & Katzen PLLC (Indian/Environmental Litigation Firm, 2L Summer)



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