Meet the Branch
The First Year Students Branch (“FYS”) is designed to help assist 1Ls through their first year of law school. FYS is led by the Vice President of First Year Students and assists with orientation, manages the student to student mentoring program, and provides student advisors for the Inns of Court program. FYS facilitates the 1L Leadership Board and allows for 1Ls to advocate on behalf of their peers. This structure allows FYS to enhance the law school experience for all incoming students.
Vice President of First Year Students (17-18) - Ali Kingston
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, a member of the Federal Communications Law Journal, and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. She spent her summer working for the National Association of Women Judges and will be at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the fall.
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.
Branch Members (2017 - 18)
Director of Orientation: Carina Tenaglia
Assistant Director of Orientation: Katelyn Whitfield
Assistant Director of Orientation: Kelsey Sweeney
Inn of Courts Liaison: Natasha Rao
Director of Mentoring: Marissa Rose
Assistant Director(s) of Mentoring: Jeanel Sunga, Lena Kettering
Director of 1L Leadership Board: Tazia Statucki