Board Members 2014-2015
Amy is a 3L and is a returning board member. Her essence may be captured in the following quote: “Red wine is my spirit animal.”
Brittany Tri is a 3L who is suffering from extreme senioritis. She finds law school classes to be incredibly dull so she spends most of her time avoiding classwork. She has a degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University, which is incredibly irrelevant to her goal of becoming a prosecutor in King County. She loves really bad TV dramas and all foods covered in cheese.
Erin has been a CHRJ board member since her 1L year, and is co-founder and co-director of the Immigrant Application Assistance Project. In March 2015, she will graduate with concentrations in Public Service and International & Comparative Law. Erin’s commitment to human rights and social justice is informed by her time spent serving vulnerable populations in Central and South America. After graduation, she hopes to improve justice to disenfranchised persons in Washington state through immigration and criminal justice reform.
Melody Young is a recent J.D. graduate (2014) and expects to graduate in Winter of 2015 with her LL.M. in Sustainable International Development, focusing on human rights. Melody is a current board member and has served in multiple capacities with CHRJ since 2011. She co-directed the International Human Rights Project/International Treaty Monitoring Project and co-founded/co-directed the Immigration Application Assistance Project in 2013.
Anna Rae Goethe
Anna Rae Goethe is currently one of the co-presidents of the CHRJ board. A Seattle native, she graduated in 2010 from the University of Chicago with a degree in International Studies. Before law school, she taught preschool in Thailand and then spent two years as an AmeriCorps member, where she served in legal aid and education related positions.
Claire Sullivan is a 2L at UW Law. She helps to coordinate CHRJ’s Application Assistance project. Before coming to law school, she taught in Hawaii, Palestine, and Vietnam.
Katherine is a 2L and serves as a co-president. She graduated with honors as an English and Spanish major from Grinnell College and taught in Spain prior to law school. She has an interest in human rights advocacy in Latin America and conducted legal research on indigenous land rights in Chile. During the summer of 2014, she worked in Yakima, WA, as a Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Fellow with Columbia Legal Services.
Weston is a 2L returning board member. He worked for the UN and the Red Cross before law school. He has an LLM in human rights and has a focus on environmental law.
Amanda Hailey is a second year law student. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. In her spare time she enjoys choreographing dances, co-leading a small group at her church, and trying new restaurants.
Ben Byers is a 2L at UW Law in his first year on the CHRJ board. He is a former hill staffer for a member of congress, where he worked particularly closely on issues related to low-income housing. He serves as the Secretary and Outreach Coordinator for CHRJ and can be found in the CHRJ bookstore most Mondays at lunch.
Alizeh Bhojani is a 1L at UW Law. Before being buried in law school, Alizeh used to work at a human rights non profit and is always ready to discuss international affairs. She is excited to be involved with the CHRJ this year, and can generally be found in the bookstore on Tuesdays at lunch.
Camille McDorman is a 1L board member, focusing on the coordination of the App Help program for undocumented unaccompanied minors in Seattle. She has a background in education program management in both development and humanitarian contexts in Southeast Asia. Most recently managing Save the Children International’s Education in Emergencies program in a post-conflict zone in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma). She is a “double-dog,” returning to UW after graduating with her Bachelors degree from the Jackson School of International Studies.
Cody Mullikin is a 1L at the University of Washington School of Law. He operated a small business in California after he graduated from Boise State, where he studied Philosophy and Political Science. He is passionate about service, and you will find him mentoring high-school students every Saturday. Cody enjoys spending his free time climbing, hiking, reading and attempting to play the guitar.
Clive Pontusson was born and raised in upstate New York, where he received his B.A. in American Studies from Cornell University. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past five years, where prior to attending law school at the University of Washington he worked in education. His past experience with rights advocacy includes work with the Cornell Prison Education Program and the ACLU. His interest in domestic and international human rights has brought him to the CHRJ board!
Erin Carter is a first-year law student at the University of Washington. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Development from the University of Oregon, and following graduation, she spent several years working in education, women’s empowerment, and micro-finance in Latin America. Erin loves adventuring in the mountains, dreams of living on Mexican food alone, and listens to an excessive amount of public radio.
Laura Daugherty is a Seattle native who completed her BA at University of Washington in International Studies: Comparative Religion. Prior to law school, she lived and worked in Spain as a primary school English teacher. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, getting outside, and playing the cello.
Martha is a 1L who came back to UW after completing her undergrad here in Law, Societies & Justice and Sociology. Before coming to law school, Martha went to Ireland to do an LLM in International Human Rights Law. Having recently returned to Seattle, she is excited to be involved with CHRJ, AppHelp and IFAP. When not doing the copious amount of 1L reading, she loves playing volleyball, eating her way around Seattle, and baking.
Peter Cooper is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cambodia pursuing a law degree in order to support his relentless pro bono habit. He graduated with honors from California Polytechnic University and ran his first marathon during his first year of law school. Since law school began, he has worked on a U-Visa case, volunteered for low-income tenants at the courthouse, and interned for Northwest Justice Project at the state’s largest foreclosure prevention unit.
Past Board Members