Executive Branch

Welcome! The Executive Branch sets the policy agenda and conducts the day-to-day business of the SBA. It is headed by the SBA President, who serves as the executive leader and head of the Cabinet. The Chief of Staff assists the President in guiding the direction of the SBA and serves as the primary advisor.

Meet the Branch

2017 - 2018

President

Sean P. Winker is a third year student at The George Washington University Law School. He is a member of The George Washington International Law Review and the GW Mock Trial Board. Sean previously served as the Cardozo ’18 Inn Senator, Co-Chair of the Fall 2016 Upper Level Mock Trial Competition, Vice President of Fundraising for the Equal Justice Foundation, Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Vintners and Brewers Legal Society, and Secretary of the GW Law Chapter of Active Minds. During his first year of law school, Sean was part of the winning team in the First Year Mock Trial Competition.

During the summer of 2017, Sean was a Summer Associate in Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.’s Washington, D.C. office. He worked primarily in EBG’s Employment, Labor and Workforce Management practice area. During the summer of 2016, Sean was a summer legal intern in the Office of Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In this position, he visited three South Dakota Sioux tribes to assist Commissioner Burrows with outreach.

 

Chief of Staff

Michelle Ramus is originally from a small town in Northeast Indiana.  She graduated from Indiana University in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Legal Studies and then spent the two years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural South Africa.

Michelle is a 3L student at The George Washington University Law School.  She is a Managing Editor of the George Washington University Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow, and a member of both the Moot Court Board and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board.  Over summer 2017, Michelle worked as a Summer Associate at Miller & Chevalier, Chartered.

During her 2L year, Michelle served on the SBA Executive Branch as the Vice President of First Year Students.  She interned for the Honorable Rudolph Contreras at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable John McCabe at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and participated in the Family Justice Litigation Clinic.  In the spring semester, Michelle was a part of the winning team in the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition and the second place team in the Frank A. Shreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition in Las Vegas.

Executive Vice President

Graham Gardner was elected Executive Vice President of the GW Law SBA for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Graham is a 2L from Indianapolis, Indiana.  During his first year at GW Law, Graham served the O’Connor Inn as their 1L Senator and worked on the Senate Wellness & Programming Committee and the Facilities & Technology Committee, and was actively engaged in a number of student organizations.  As Executive Vice President, Graham chairs the Senate meetings and helps ensure that the important business of the SBA gets accomplished.

Prior to coming to George Washington, Graham attended Clemson University in South Carolina where he studied Philosophy and Finance.  In his spare time, Graham enjoys reading, watching sports of almost all varieties, and cheering on his Clemson Tigers.

 

Vice President of Finance

Olamide is the SBA Vice President of Finance for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Olamide is a 3L from Raleigh, North Carolina. Having transferred from the evening program during his spring semester 1L year, Olamide is a member of both Brandeis and Jay Inns.

Prior to law school, Olamide attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics. After graduating, he taught middle school mathematics for two years at a charter school in North Minneapolis as a Teach for America Corps member. He spent an additional year teaching Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus at a charter high school in DC.

Olamide has been involved with the SBA since he started law school having served as a Comptroller and 1L Leadership Board member his 1L year and as the Deputy Vice President of Finance for Contracts during his 2L year.

In addition to his work with the SBA, Olamide is an Assistant Music Director for GW Law Revue, a Dean’s Fellow, and a member of The George Washington University Law Review.

Outside of law school, Olamide is an ardent supporter of Carolina basketball (Go Heels!). He also enjoys singing at live band karaoke and binge watching shows on Netflix.

Vice President of Student Affairs

Chelsea Hack was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in May 2015 with degrees in Public Relations and Psychology. She came straight from Gainesville to D.C. to attend GW Law where she is now a 3L in the Cardozo Inn.

Chelsea started her SBA involvement as a member of the programming committee her 1L year. Before being appointed as VP of Student Affairs, she served as the Deputy Vice President of the branch as a 2L. Outside of the SBA, she is a member of the International Law Review and Entertainment and Sports Law Association. She also serves as the student representative on the Faculty Health and Wellness Committee. In her free time, she loves to explore the city and search for the best food and sweets it has to offer.

Vice President of First Year Students

Ali Kingston is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Memphis in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is a 2L and proud member of the O’Connor Inn. Ali is the Vice-President of Auctions for the Equal Justice Foundation and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. She spent her summer working for the National Association of Women Judges here in D.C.

In her free time, Ali enjoys volunteering through the alumnae association of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and as a member of Junior League of Washington. She is a lover of brunch, traveling, and going to museums.

 

Vice President of Programming

Karly Bader was appointed the SBA Vice President of Programming for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Karly was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in advertising from Syracuse University, she moved to New York City where she worked in digital advertising for four years on brands such as adidas, Frédéric Fekkai Haircare, and HomeGoods.

Karly is a 2L and a member of the Marshall Inn.  In addition to her work with the SBA, she is also a Writing Fellow and the Vice President of the Student Health Law Association. Prior to that, Karly served as the Assistant Director of Major Programming during to her 1L year.

This past summer, Karly worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Ethics.

Karly is a firm believer that taking time to celebrate our accomplishments is as important as doing the work that it takes to get there. And that ice cream fixes everything.

Vice President of Outreach

 

Anne Jefferson is the SBA Vice President of Outreach for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Anne is a 3L from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a member of the Jackson Inn. Before law school, she received her B.A. from Kalamazoo College and M.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University.

Anne has been involved with the SBA for two years, first serving as a member of the Public Interest Committee and then as its Director. As the SBA’s Vice President of Outreach, Anne leads a team of SBA members and directors who facilitate relations between students and GW Law alumni, the American Bar Association, the Career Center, and the public interest and pro bono community.

In addition to her work with the SBA, Anne is also a Dean’s Fellow, a member of the Moot Court Board, and Senior Articles Editor of the Public Contract Law Journal.

Anne has interned with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project during her 1L summer and during her second and third years of law school, and she spent this past summer interning at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In her free time, Anne enjoys doing yoga and barre, cooking at home with her partner, and playing with her two rescue cats.