Meet the Branch
The Chief of Staff (COS) is responsible for Executive operations. The COS manages the office of the SBA, ensures that positions throughout the organization are filled, coordinates communications on behalf of the organization, and manages the meetings of the various cabinet offices. To that end, the COS is responsible for holding meetings with the Vice Presidents and their directors, keeping the organization updated on the Faculty-Student committees, overseeing appointments and elections, and serving as the contact-point for all communications including press releases, publicity, and the web site.
Chief of Staff (2018-19) - Tazia Statucki
Tazia Statucki is a third year law student from Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Communication Studies with a minor in Chinese Studies.
At GW Law, Tazia is a Managing Editor of the George Washington Law Review, a Vice Chair for the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court competition, and a member of both the Moot Court Board and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. This year, Tazia will also be participating in the Criminal Appeals & Post-Conviction Services Clinic. During her 2L year, Tazia served as the Director of the 1L Leadership Board, a Marshall Inn of Court Advisor, and was a finalist in the Spanogle International Commercial Arbitration Competition.
Most recently, Tazia worked as a Summer Associate at Covington & Burling LLP in New York City. After law school, Tazia hopes to pursue a career as a litigator with a focus in commercial litigation and international arbitration.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations: Noa Ervin
This individual works closely with the Chief of Staff to ensure that the SBA is functioning properly. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations assists with Executive projects and events, updates and monitors the SBA Calendar, and helps coordinate communication between the branches of the SBA.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications: Sydney Smith
This individual works with the Chief of Staff to ensure effective communication throughout the SBA and with the student body. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications is responsible for the SBA Newsletter and SBA branding on all publications and communications.
Director of Technology: Elana Rofel
This individual oversees the use and maintenance of the SBA website, working closely with the Deputy Chief of Staff of Communications on the website design. The Director also helps student groups with online PayPal sales for their fundraisers, manages online SBA forms, and assists with student organization email accounts.
Director of Student Organizations: Siri Palm
The Director is responsible for running the “Gavel Club”—or organization of GW Law Student Organization Presidents. The Director is the primary conduit between student organizations and the SBA, identifying needs of this constituency and coordinating meetings of the Gavel Club for all student organization presidents. This individual works closely with the Chief of Staff, Attorney General, and the President.
Academic Affairs Committee: Jennifer Narvaez
This individual is responsible for coordinating and researching Academic challenges arising within the student body and other graduate student policy issues. This includes examining impacts academic policies and publishing reports that are given to the administration and faculty for review. The Director is also a liaison between the other graduate schools and the SBA; this person will work closely with the SA Senators and monitor SA activity.
Committee members include: Christine Mikhael
Director of the Tenure & Promotions Student Representatives Committee: Kate Geyer
This individual serves as the student representative to the Faculty’s Appointments Committee, and chairs the SBA Faculty Appointment Committee, selecting students to participate and coordinating which committee members will sit in on interviews of potential faculty hires.
Committee members include: Kevin Zhang, David Beiss, and Robert Moorman
Director of the SBA Faculty Appointment Committee: Audrey Greene
This individual serves as the student representative on the Faculty Tenure & Promotions Committee, and chairs the SBA Tenure & Promotions Committee, selecting students to participate and coordinating which committee members will sit in on interviews of potential faculty tenure decisions and promotions.
Committee members include: Richard Kelley and Aaron Parnas