Originally introduced in the October 2022 AJMLS Dispatch, an SBA publication, we are pleased to introduce the 2022-2023 SBA Class Representatives.
3L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVE (DAY)
I’m a Louisiana native who has developed a passion for justice and law through life experiences and social activism. My plans are to use my law degree to forge a career in civil rights and public interest law. As a class representative, I will ensure that all of our concerns regarding school-sponsored events are heard, that class offerings and course curriculums are decided with our concerns in mind, and that our events are executed smoothly and professionally. My goal with the Student Bar Association this year is simple: to make sure the voice of the people is heard and their needs are addressed.
I’m originally from Los Angeles, California and attended Louisiana State University for undergrad. Currently, I am living in Atlanta to attend law school. I plan on taking the Florida Bar and envision myself practicing in the corporate law sector. My goal for SBA is to be a voice for people who don’t feel comfortable speaking out for themselves. I also want to encourage more networking events. I think students put a lot of pressure on themselves when it comes to getting perfect grades. However, it is also important to make connections and network because knowing the right people makes a difference when it comes to getting various job opportunities.
2L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVE (PT)
My name is Jade Green, and I am a part-time evening 2L. I studied criminal justice at Dalton State and became the first person in my family to graduate from college. I am interested in becoming a criminal defense attorney and hope to one day work for the Innocence Project. I intend to serve as class representative to the best of my abilities and provide the 2L evening students with answers to their questions and ensure they have access to the resources they need to be successful. I hope to represent my class as well as the previous representatives did before me and appreciate this opportunity to do so!
I was born in Burlington, NJ and went to The University of Alabama for undergrad where I received a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Later, I obtained my paralegal certificate from the University of Richmond. At AJMLS, I have immersed myself in various student organizations: Criminal Law Society, Student Advisory Board for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, Charlotte E. Ray Legal Society, Peer Mentoring Program, and the Advocacy Board. After passing the Bar, I plan to work as a prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia. My goal is to make a difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors and loved ones of those who have been lost in the fight against domestic violence.
2L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVE (DAY)
My name is Tahirah I. Scott and I was born and raised in Somerset, NJ. I graduated from the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers University, with a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Women & Gender Studies, and a minor in Creative Writing. Currently, I am very interested in intellectual property law, entertainment law, and sports law. As an SBA representative, it is my goal to make sure that not only students’ concerns are heard, but that there are also some solutions being offered as well.
My name is Tylore Bell, I am the oldest of three girls, and you know what they say about the oldest daughters. Being from the west coast, I am a true California girl! I went to Cal State Dominguez Hills, where I also played basketball. I am currently interested in criminal defense, but as one of my favorite professors told me to do, I am keeping my options open. My goals for SBA are to create a safe space for social events for students to relax and de-stress while making connections, create better relationships among the student body, and help create a better environment for students to feel confident as we all work to pass the bar and become amazing lawyers.
1L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVE (PT – EVENING)
My name is Timecca Cordero and I’m a community advocate. I strive to enhance the lives of others through awareness by working together with other community representatives and officials. I aspire to further my initiatives of advocating for the vulnerable population, which includes those that are economically disadvantaged, people with disabilities, and children, by becoming their legal resource. It’s my desire to be a part of the greatness AJMLS has to offer its students by being a great Student Bar Association representative. As an SBA representative, my goal is to ensure each student has an exceptional learning experience by receiving the adequate learning resources within AJMLS’s excellent learning environment.
My name is Pariese J. Lewis and I am from Phoenix, AZ. I have a background in Biology, Management and have worked in pharmaceutical research for over 12 years. With my passion in law, my goal is to use my legal degree in conjunction with my pharmaceutical experience to work on clinical research contracts. As an SBA representative, my goal is to be a voice for the evening students. As evening students, we face particular issues that may not be faced by the larger body and it is important that these be brought to light, especially safety. I look forward to the journey ahead and working together as a team. We are stronger together!
1L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVE (PT- DAY)
My name is Gizelle Lamastus and I am a 1L part-time day time student. Before attending AJMLS, I graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Psychology. It was through an experience during an undergraduate study abroad program in Morocco that I decided to change paths and become a lawyer with a focus on family law! I have a passion for people and want to ensure that people are confident that they are being advocated for. This passion for people that led me towards law school has now led me to the SBA. I will make it a priority to be consistent and effective in addressing your concerns. I am excited to experience the AJMLS community as one of your SBA representatives. We will have the opportunity to get to know one another throughout our years here, but until then, here is a bit about me! I enjoy dancing (not very well I might add), thrift shopping (always here for a good bargain), and hiking/traveling. Remember, we are all in law school and although challenging, it is something we should be proud of!
1L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVES (FT – SECTION B)
I am a proud wife and mother to three adorable children. I was born in Jamaica and raised in the Bronx, New York. In 2006 I moved to Georgia, and in 2012 received my BBA in Management at UGA. I am at AJMLS to continue my journey leading and serving my community as an attorney at law. I am interested in serving immigrant clients as well as entertainers. As an SBA representative, I will continue to bridge the gap for all students. My promise is to represent all students’ viewpoints to faculty and staff. I will continue this effort by maintaining open and transparent communication with students while clearly and consistently communicating our views to faculty and staff. The work we do today will impact future students and the community alike.
GABRIELLA HENRIQUEZ CHAVEZ
¡Hola, que tal! My name is Gabriella Henriquez Chavez, and I am a first-generation American, undergraduate, and now law student. My mother is from Guatemala, my father was from Chile and my husband is from Mexico. My background, as well as my experience in various immigration law firms, inspire me to find and be a voice for the community of immigrants who are living in the shadows. I have a strong interest in immigration law, but while in law school I am exploring the criminal, public interest, and civil law fields. My goal as your SBA representative is to ensure 1L students have a voice and are #AJMLSProud. My top priorities right now are to (1) help beautify the student lounge, (2) start a student safety blog, and (3) promote your workshop and fundraising ideas.
1L SBA CLASS REPRESENTATIVES (FT – SECTION A)
My name is Leah Robertson. I was born and raised in Suwanee, Georgia, which is about 40 minutes outside of the city (shoutout to the Northside Hospital Atlanta babies!). I graduated from Kennesaw State University in Fall 2020 with my BS in Communications (Hooty Hoo!). My areas of interest include family law and intellectual property. My goal is to explore both areas as I have an interest in helping families as well as artists, writers, and designers when it comes to protecting the rights to their intellectual property. My goal for SBA is to get as many concerns/questions/issues raised by students resolved or answered by the end of 2022-2023 school year. We have many opportunities to improve our school community and I am excited to be a part of it!
Hello all! My name is Whitney Ariana Drew, and I was born and raised in Georgia. Learning languages is one of my favorite activities, so I earned an MA in French last May from Georgia State, while I was teaching French I. Some of my hobbies include writing, playing flute, and stargazing. Regarding law, my area of interest is corporate law. I’ve wanted to be a corporate lawyer for as long as I can remember. My goal for SBA is to help create more student success events. As one of the 1L representatives for Section A, I’ve already heard great ideas that I’d love to see implemented. Thank you for letting me represent you!