Meet LSIC '17 Class | DCLAW Students

We are 44 student-attorneys strong—coming together from five DC law schools with interests in prison reform, housing policy, gender equality, class action litigation, juvenile justice, and more. We hail from all over the United States and the Globe. In our off time, we travel, exercise, ride horses, eat competitively, play sports, coach youth, read, write, watch television shows and much more. And what songs get us pumped up for a day in court? Take a look below to find out!


Michael Baker

Civil Track

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Interests: Sports, Music, Movies, Politics and History.

Favorite walk-up song: I'm Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys.

Rachel Counts

Civil Track

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Interests: U.S. History, Kayaking, Wine, Travel, Food, and Cooking.

Favorite walk-up song: Work by Rihanna

Christopher Delgado

Civil Track

Hometown: Miami, FL

Interests: Spear fishing, Free diving, Boating, Traveling, Long-distance running, Mountain biking, All adrenaline rush/adventures!

Favorite walk-up song: Hey Ya by Outkast

Leila Melendez

Civil Track

Hometown: Ardmore, PA

Interests: Painting, Reading, and Technical Theater.

Favorite walk-up song: Love on Top by Beyonce

Felise Ortiz

Civil Track

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ

Interests: Traveling.

Favorite walk-up song: Grown Woman by Beyonce

Alina Vinci

Civil Track

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Interests: Adult sports leagues in DC, Listing the Smithsonian museums, Running on the National Mall with my dog.

Favorite walk-up song: It Wasn't Me by Shaggy


Delaney Barr

Civil Track

Hometown: Belvidere, IL

Interests: Painting, Reading, and Music outside of law school.

Favorite walk-up song: Drops of Jupiter by Train

Salma Attia

Criminal Track

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Interests: Reading, Writing, Meditating and Playing with my dogs.

Favorite walk-up song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Conrad Blackburn

Criminal Track

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

Interests: Fitness, Criminal Justice Reform, Motorcycles, Basketball, and International Human Rights.

Favorite walk-up song: Cash Money by Rich Homie Quan

Antionette Carradine

Criminal Track

Hometown: Monroe, LA

Interests: Playing Basketball, Watching almost every sport, Watching Television Shows and Movies, Cooking, and Spending Time with Friends and Family.

Favorite walk-up song: DNA by Kendrick Lamar

Andrea Cetra

Criminal Track

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Interests: Investigative Journalism and Live Jazz.

Favorite walk-up song: Rap God by Eninem

Rosie Cole

Criminal Track

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Interests: Crossword Puzzles, Who-Dunnit Documentaries and Fish.

Favorite walk-up song: Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann

Ryan Farrell

Criminal Track



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Taylor Halcromb

Criminal Track



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Grace Lee

Civil Track

Hometown: Harker Heights, TX

Interests: Interior Design, Travel and Advocacy.

Favorite walk-up song: Price Tag by Jessie J

Karl Lindgren

Civil Track

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Interests: Television.

Favorite Walk-up Song: In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

Matheus Lopes

Criminal Track

Hometown: Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil - Grew up in Pompano Beach, FL

Interests: Reading Fiction and Playing the Piano.

Favorite walk-up song: Memory Lane by Kyau & Albert

Samantha Montalbano

Criminal Track

Hometown: Framingham, MA

Interests: Cooking Italian Food, Racial Justice, and Modern Dance.

Favorite walk-up song: Who Dat by J. Cole

Tasha Pulvermacher

Criminal Track

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT

Interests: Music (Violin & Viola) and Running.

Favorite walk-up song: Anything by P!nk

Jordan Stave

Criminal Track

Hometown: I grew up in a military family so home is wherever I'm living at the moment is considered home.

Interests: Horses and Actively Competing in Dressages.

Favorite walk-up song: I'll discover it over the year with LSIC.

Austin Watkins

Civil Track

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Interests: Running, Biking, and Traveling.

Favorite walk-up song: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor


Anthony Ayres

Civil Track

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Interests: Soccer, Reading, and Watching The Office.

Favorite walk-up song: Seven Nation Army

Alexis Baker

Civil Track

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Interests: Traveling, Exploring D.C., Going to Museums, Attending Nationals Baseball Games and TCU Football Games.

Favorite walk-up song: The Fighter by Keith Urban

Ilan Borochov

Civil Track

Hometown: Queens, NY

Interests: Playing Pool, Basketball, and the Law.

Favorite walk-up song: All I do is Win by DJ Khaled

John Christie

Civil Track

Hometown: Lewiston, NY

Interests: Politics, Technology, Movies, and Litigation.

Favorite walk-up song: Shadows Of Ourselves by Thievery Corporation

Joseph Denker

Civil Track

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Interests: Competitive Eating, Distance Running, and Chess.

Favorite walk-up song: 5 to 1 by The Doors

McKenzie Haynes

Civil Track

Hometown: NYC

Interests: Cooking, SoulCycle, Tutoring/Mentoring Kids.

Favorite walk-up song: Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe

Megan Iorio

Civil Track



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Brendan Kearney

Civil Track

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Interests: Family and Friends, Exercise and the Outdoors, Bargains.

Favorite walk-up song: Hear Me Lord by Oliver Mtukudzi

Thomas Lombardo

Civil Track

Hometown: Beaumont, TX

Interests: Playing Soccer, Hiking and Exploring the Outdoors, Live Music, and 20th Century American Literature.

Favorite walk-up song: Cavern by Phish

Philip Merenda

Civil Track

Hometown: Locust Valley, NY

Interests: Fishing and Football

Favorite walk-up song: Ironman by Black Sabbath

William Sokolove

Civil Track

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Interests: Fitness, Reading, Progressive Politics, and Exploring New Travel Destinations.

Favorite walk-up song: Flawless

Conor Trombetta

Civil Track

Hometown: Napa, CA

Interests: Dog Fostering and Adoption, Food and Wine, and Working Out.

Favorite walk-up song: Almost Famous by Eminem

Victor Van Dyke

Civil Track

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

Interests: Classic Cars and Meditation.

Favorite walk-up song: Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses

Blake Weiner

Civil Track

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

Interests: Exercise, Watching Pro Football (Cleveland Browns Fan).

Favorite walk-up song: Gyalchester by Drake

Scott Whitman

Civil Track

Hometown: Born in Memphis, TN, raised in Queens, NY

Interests: Smokey Scotch, Classic Movies, Traveling and Classical Music. And of course, Sports of all kinds!!!

Favorite walk-up song: Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses


Olivia Krebs

Criminal Track

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Interests: I Love to Cook and Read!

Favorite walk-up song: We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel


John Blake

Criminal Track



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Shani Brown

Criminal Track

Hometown: Waltham, MA

Interests: Music, Cooking, and Event Planning.

Favorite walk-up song: Bad and Boujee by Migos

Andrew Coughlin

Criminal Track

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Interests: Cooking, Fishing, Camping, Gardening, Knitting, Meditation, and Watching Game of Thrones with my Wife.

Favorite walk-up song: You're the Best by Joe Esposito

Daryl Fenton

Criminal Track

Hometown: Dagenham, East London, England

Interests: Boxing, Soccer and Puppies.

Favorite walk-up song: This is England by Kano

Dora Myles

Criminal Track

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Interests: Spending Time with my Family, Mentoring Youth, and Social Justice Advocacy.

Favorite walk-up song: Formation by  Beyonce - "Cause I Slay! All Day!"

Richard Sandza

Criminal Track

Hometown: Raised in NJ, but now calls DC home

Interests: Journalism and Photography.

Favorite walk-up song: Kodachrome by Paul Simon

Shukriyah Satterfield

Criminal Track



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