Douglass Fellows: 2018-19

Alana Broe

University of Virginia School of Law

Alana is a third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law. She graduated from Auburn University with a Nutrition Science degree. While at Auburn, Alana led the International Justice Mission (IJM) Auburn chapter and served on IJM’s National Student Leadership Team. She also worked to strengthen Alabama’s protection of trafficking victims through the enactment of the Alabama Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Act and volunteered at a survivor shelter. At UVA, Alana is a fellow in the Program for Law & Public Service and is conducting research on sexual assault reform. During law school, Alana interned for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section and a District Attorney’s office in the metro-Atlanta area, where she assisted in the prosecution of human trafficking crimes. Upon graduation, Alana will clerk for the Honorable Nels S.D. Peterson on the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Jasmine Dela Luna

University of Chicago Law School

Jasmine is a third-year law student at the University of Chicago Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Before starting law school, Jasmine founded a collegiate chapter of the International Justice Mission at her undergraduate university and volunteered at Traffick Free, a Chicago-based anti-human trafficking non-profit organization. She has also served marginalized communities in Chicago, the Philippines, Hawaii, and Spain. During law school, Jasmine served as president of the Human Rights Law Society and the Christian Legal Society. She also helped with the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project and worked with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. After her first year of law school, Jasmine worked as a Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Fellow at the National Immigrant Justice Center. Last summer, Jasmine was a summer associate at Schiff Hardin LLP. Jasmine hopes to continue partnering with non-profit organizations to help eradicate human trafficking both domestically and abroad.

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Emma Eastwood-Paticchio

Stanford Law School

Emma is a third-year law student at Stanford Law School. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2015 and then worked as a research analyst at the Office of the Attorney General of New York. Since starting law school, Emma has helped form a new student organization, Stanford Law Students against Gendered Violence, and leads an accompanying pro bono project focused on domestic violence policy work and direct services. She is also an online editor of Stanford Law Review. Emma has interned at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office as a Fair and Just Prosecution Fellow, WilmerHale, and Equal Rights Advocates. She hopes to work on policy reform on behalf of survivors of trafficking and other gendered violence.

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Whitney Kramer

Harvard Law School

Whitney is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Whitney worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Her work primarily focused on crimes against children, including sex trafficking and child abduction. Whitney completed her undergraduate degree in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During her time at UCLA, Whitney served as an intern with the Sexual Assault and Felony Enforcement task force in the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. During law school, Whitney interned for the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and served as a student prosecutor in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In the spring of her third year, Whitney will participate in a clinical program at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Whitney hopes to become a prosecutor, ideally focused on human trafficking or crimes against children.

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Sarah Parker Hamill

Pepperdine University School of Law

Sarah is a third-year law student at Pepperdine University School of Law. She grew up in San Diego, CA where she attended Point Loma Nazarene University, majoring in International Development Studies and minoring in Psychology. After graduating from Point Loma, Sarah spent the summer in Rwanda working for World Relief’s economic development program, specifically with savings groups around the country. During law school, Sarah participated in Pepperdine’s Global Justice Program in Uganda, serving as an extern for a justice on the Ugandan Court of Appeals and partnering with the Ugandan Judiciary to implement plea bargaining for prisoners in Western and Eastern Uganda. Sarah also helped coordinate an Anti-Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda in 2017. Following her second year of law school, Sarah worked at the California Attorney General’s Office in the Criminal Appeals Division. After graduation, she hopes to obtain a federal clerkship and later argue human trafficking cases at the appellate level.

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Meghan Poole

Boston University School of Law

Meghan Poole is a third-year law student at Boston University School of Law. She graduated from New York University with a degree in Science, Media, Culture, and Communication. As an undergraduate student, Meghan interned at the CT Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, which sparked her interest in anti-trafficking work. At Boston University, Meghan serves as the Co-President of the Public Interest Project and volunteers as an Admissions Ambassador to prospective students. In addition, Meghan participates in Boston University’s Human Trafficking Clinic, where she provides pro-bono legal representation for survivors of human trafficking in immigration, family reunification, and criminal matters. After Meghan’s first year of law school, she worked in the Administrative Trials Unit at the New York City Department of Education’s Office of the General Counsel. This past summer, Meghan interned at the New York City Law Department in the Family Court Division.

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Jessica Skocik

Notre Dame Law School

Jessica is a third-year law student at Notre Dame Law School where she is pursuing a program of study in Global Law. Jessica holds bachelor’s degrees in Crime, Law, & Justice and Sociology from Penn State University where she graduated as a Schreyer Honors Scholar. At Notre Dame, Jessica is an Article Submissions Editor on the Journal of International and Comparative Law, a Fellow for the Center for Civil and Human Rights and competed as a Barrister on the Notre Dame Moot Court Trial Team. Before law school, Jessica served as an English Teaching Assistant in Johor, Malaysia as a member of the 2014 Fulbright Program, worked as an Adolescent Care Specialist with adjudicated youth in St. Louis, and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. During law school, Jessica worked for the Community Activism Law Alliance in Chicago where she assisted clients on immigration-related issues and interned at the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Jessica will continue to work with vulnerable populations as a Legal Extern with the National Immigrant Justice Center this fall. Her ideal legal job would involve removing barriers to restitution, improving human trafficking victims’ access to civil remedies, and influencing human rights policy through strategic litigation and advocacy.

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