What is the Ignatian Scholars Program?
The Ignatian Law Scholars (ILS) Program recognizes particularly promising members of the entering law school class whose applications reflect the Jesuit values of commitment to academic excellence and service to others. ILS receive a renewable Dean’s Scholarship and are assigned faculty and alumni mentors to help with the transition to law school and practice. In addition, Scholars gather for special events each semester to get to know each other and other members of the law school community.
Fall 2023 Ignatian Law Scholars
Loyola University New Orleans proudly welcomes 19 new members to the Program.
The newest Ignatian Law Scholars class comes from 5 different states and from 13 different undergraduate institutions, including one Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The members of this cohort of Ignatian Scholars come from diverse backgrounds: 7 of 19 identify as a person of color and 8 of 19 identify as women; at least 5 religious traditions are represented and one parent! Additionally, 5 scholars hold advanced degrees. This class is academically gifted as well as talented educators and dedicated social justice advocates. We are ecstatic to welcome them to Loyola!
For more information about Loyola Law’s Ignatian Law Scholar Program, please contact the Law Admissions Office at (504) 861-5575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Newest Ignatian Law Scholars
As a Louisiana native hailing from the Creole-Cajun country of Southwest Louisiana, Brylon Batiste completed his undergraduate education at Loyola University New Orleans, majoring in political science with cum laude distinctions. He is a first-generation undergraduate and law school student. Brylon has a passion for his Creolophone and Francophone cultures; including, but not limited to, its languages, cuisine, heritage, music, and dance. He wanted to attend law school in hopes of bringing these cultural assets to the legal realm and hopes to contribute to creating a better Louisiana for all Louisianians. Brylon decided to attend Loyola Law due to his endearing undergraduate experience.
Education: BA, Loyola University New Orleans
Hector Belarmino holds a degree in Philosophy from Temple University where he served as President of the Philosophy Society. While in Philadelphia, he was also Vice President of the Babel Poetry Collective where he was involved in the local arts community and helped to organize events that showcased various talents in the area ranging from poetry to music. Prior to Loyola Law, Hector moved to New Orleans and became involved in the theater community, working primarily with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society as a carpenter and stagehand. He has helped to build and install sets for various companies including the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Through his experiences in the theater industry, he was inspired to apply to Loyola Law with the hopes of becoming a labor and employment attorney with a focus in the field of entertainment. His exposure to various workers who labor in less than ideal conditions has ignited a passion for workers' rights that he wants to see realized through his journey in law school.
Education: BA, Temple University
Originally from a small town on the west side of Puerto Rico, Eduardo Chamah moved to Louisiana shortly after Hurricane Maria struck the island in 2017. Since then, he has obtained a Biological Sciences Undergraduate Degree from LSU in 2023 and worked full-time in Supply Chain Management before deciding to enroll in Loyola Law. As an undergraduate student, Eduardo joined Greek life and helped re-charter the Sigma Chi Gamma Iota Chapter at LSU, serving as their community service and philanthropy chair. During this time, the Chapter helped raise over $50,000 in proceeds that were later donated to the Huntsman for Cancer Institute. All of this has led Eduardo, a first-generation law student, to embark on this journey to pursue higher education and gain an understanding of the legal system from the perspective of a lawyer. After law school, Eduardo wishes to use the knowledge he gained to influence policy, always for the greater good. He believes that in combination with his background and the legal education he will pursue at Loyola Law, he can help instill change wherever he goes.
Education: BS, Louisiana State University
After achieving a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Accountancy, Jimmy Chilimigras set a new World Record in 2023. He became the youngest to pass the CPA licensure exam at 15 years old. Desiring to learn from the very best, Jimmy immediately identified with Loyola. To him, the University's unique legal charism and service-focused community offer an ideal holistic education—one that will help form him and better his future self. Jimmy is a VITA-certified tax preparer. He can regularly be found as a volunteer, working in conjunction with the AARP, to provide financial services to the elderly and others in need. Proudly hailing from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Jimmy is a member of the Chamber’s Young Professionals, Intertel, and a student of Gracie United Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He contributes a monthly column to the local newspaper and enjoys disc golf, reading, fishing, and socializing over board games.
Education: BS, MBA, Western Governors University
Elizabeth Coman is a New Orleans native and recent graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she earned a B.A. in American Politics with a minor in Law, Justice, and Society. Throughout her undergraduate education, Elizabeth put those two areas of study into action through multiple, in-depth internship opportunities. In 2020, Elizabeth served as campaign intern with a United States Senate reelection campaign. In addition, in 2021 and 2022, she spent summers as an intern in the Felony Division of the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office where she assisted Assistant District Attorneys in criminal discovery review and production. Elizabeth’s recent endeavors in the public sector followed service experiences in her youth in New Orleans where she established a robust track record of community service in the Catholic tradition. Elizabeth proudly selected Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, because she knew Loyola’s faculty, curriculum, and unique programs best suit her own long-held passions.
Education: BA, Washington and Lee University
A Pineville, Louisiana native, Hannah Daniel graduated from Louisiana State University in 2019 and went on to complete a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2022. While completing her graduate degree, Hannah interned in settings such as children's advocacy, where she provided counseling services to children who experienced traumatic events. Following graduation, Hannah worked in both the private practice and inpatient psychiatric settings, giving her a first-hand look at the current mental healthcare system. Hannah’s love of service led her on the path to law school, and she hopes to continue her role as an advocate for others in her future career as a lawyer.
Education: BS, Louisiana State University; MS, Southeastern Louisiana University
A West Monroe native, Macy Debnam has always had a heart for her home state of Louisiana. After earning her bachelor’s degree at SMU with a double major in political science and journalism, Macy moved to Washington, D.C. where she served the New Orleans area and all of Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District as a Legislative Correspondent and Press Assistant for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise. It was in this job that she fell in love with the people and culture of southeast Louisiana. She is proud to follow in the footsteps of her mother and sister, who both earned their Juris Doctor degrees from Loyola Law. Macy plans to use her law degree to protect and advocate for women and children in the field of adoption law. Her number one career goal is to be a light for those in darkness and to leave a lasting, positive impact on the lives of others.
Education: BA, Southern Methodist University
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Maryam Diaab and her family have been residents of the Baton Rouge area since 2010. She arrives at Loyola New Orleans University College of Law as a first-generation law student after serving 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and student-athlete academic coach. Through her career in education and as a mother of two neurodivergent children, her interest in education law ignited. She aims to work in education litigation and special education student advocacy, assisting students, parents, teachers, and schools in obtaining and providing a diverse, equitable education. Maryam chose Loyola Law because of its focus on diversity and inclusion and its commitment to creating practice-ready lawyers.
Education: BS, Tennessee State University; MA, Marygrove College
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Jack Donovan moved to New Orleans to study Jazz and History at Loyola New Orleans. In 2012, he earned a BA in History with a focus on America’s War on Terror. While Jack has worked in music education in the years since graduation, both in New York City and New Orleans, his predilection for American history and law led him to pursue his Juris Doctorate. Jack chose Loyola Law to receive an education grounded in his faith.
Education: BA, Loyola University New Orleans
Genna Hoitt is a dynamic college graduate of the University of Florida, achieving honors in her dual degree of Political Science and Sociology. During college, she engaged in impactful internships at a local community center, focusing on serving children from low-income backgrounds, while also continuing her service project supporting the Arc Gateway. As an active member of the University of Florida Legal Honors Society and the Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society of Sociology, Genna's dedication to serving others has motivated her pursuit of a legal career. Loyola Law School’s strong commitment to community and service principles align perfectly with her aspirations, making it the ideal institution for her continued professional growth.
Education: BS, University of Florida
Maeve Hurson received a first-class honors degree in politics from the University of Edinburgh, where she specialized in British and Northern Irish politics. While in college, Maeve served both as her university’s debate instructor and as the editor-in-chief of a humanities magazine, the columnist. Exposure to international and EU law during her coursework at Edinburgh instilled in Maeve a passion for the meticulousness and analytical rigor the study of law requires. After graduation, Maeve spent several years working for the City of Austin aquatic department, instructing and managing lifeguards -- a role which gave her a deep sense of community engagement and service. It was these same principles of service, community, and equal opportunity that attracted Maeve to Loyola Law and the New Orleans community. She hopes to return to Austin to use her law degree to become a legal advocate for those in need.
Education: University of Edinburgh
After graduating high school in Baton Rouge, Owen McCall attended Tulane University and received degrees in Psychology and English. While attending Tulane, he led several student organizations, including the student government’s Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council. Owen also worked as a preschool teacher, where mediating arguments between two-year-olds taught him excellent conflict management skills. After witnessing the rise of anti-LGBT legal attacks across the country, he resolved to use his skills to help his community. He chose Loyola because of its focus on public service and social justice programs. Owen plans to focus on public interest law while at Loyola and hopes to dedicate his career to addressing issues of systemic inequality in the law, especially as it pertains to queer and transgender Americans.
Education: BA, BS, Tulane University
Maxwell Means was born and raised in the New Orleans metro area and previously worked as a data analyst and economist. In 2010, he received his undergraduate education at Tulane where he double-majored in English and Economics, before moving on to LSU where he later received his Master of Science in Economics. After graduate school, Maxwell worked as a data analyst in the field of public opinion while occasionally making forays back into economics writing. Maxwell chose to attend law school, in part, due to a broad interest in public rhetoric as well as a specific academic interest in the interrelatedness of economics and the law; the law seems to influence the economy and the reverse seems true as well. Beyond that, Maxwell also hopes that his time at Loyola will deepen his understanding of morality and justice in our modern world.
Education: BS, Tulane University; MS, Louisiana State University
Dr. Robert Moore III
Dr. Robert L. Moore III's zeal for service is significantly marked as an educator. Prior, Dr. Moore completed his Vanderbilt Peabody College capstone at the General Session Probation Court in Nashville, TN. More recently, Dr. Moore served as a school administrator, researcher, consultant, and policy fellow, focusing his scholarship on restorative practices for students, teacher recruitment and retainment, and charter school leadership. The recent public health crisis' influence on law and society has driven him to pursue a legal education. Dr. Moore plans to focus on innovative approaches to leverage his legal education at the nexus of law and society.
Education: BS, EdD, Vanderbilt University; MS, Johns Hopkins University
Andru Okun comes to Loyola with a firm background in public service and firsthand experience with the legal system. Before being selected as an Ignatian Law Scholar, Andru worked for the New Orleans Public Library for eleven years. In 2021, he successfully sued the City of New Orleans over a policy that threatened city workers’ constitutional right to free speech. This legal victory set him on the path to pursuing a career in law. Outside of his role as a civil servant, Andru worked extensively as a freelance journalist, with bylines in national outlets like The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Salon, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He also co-authored the New Orleans Short Term Rental Report, the first in-depth analysis of the impacts of short-term rentals on housing in New Orleans. Andru chose Loyola due to the school’s commitment to service, and he looks forward to working as a public interest lawyer.
Education: BFA, Ohio University
Grace Schaumburg’s love of reading and writing started from a young age, leading her to major in Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. During this time, she was selected to be in a class that wrote and published articles about the Louisiana State Capitol. This experience fostered Grace’s interest in government and the law, which led her to intern for a Louisiana congressperson in Washington, D.C. Grace, a New Orleans native, is eager to return to her home city and follow in her parent’s footsteps by earning her Juris Doctorate from Loyola. She knew that she belonged at Loyola because it felt like home, and she knows many attorneys who credit their success and skills to their education at Loyola. After she graduates, Grace plans to use her law degree to serve her community by focusing on public interest law and working in the local, state, or federal government.
Education: BA, Louisiana State University
Matthew White is from West Monroe, LA. He has a B.S. in Biology and a B.A in English-Literature from Louisiana State University and is the first in his family to attend law school. At LSU, Matthew was both Vice-President and Secretary of Theta Chi Fraternity. He has worked in the food and beverage industry as both a server and bartender. He chose Loyola for its progressive, as well as cooperative, social environment. Matthew interested in pursuing a practice in Patent Law. He is also a huge fan of playing tennis and enjoys live music, reading, and weightlifting. He is able to play both saxophone and bassoon.
Education: BA, BS, Louisiana State University
Josh Williams is from Mobile, Alabama and graduated with a B.S. in Business from the University of Alabama in 2022. He applied to Loyola Law New Orleans with the goal of staying close to where he grew up and helping people in the Gulf Coast region after he graduates. By becoming the first in his family to attend law school, Josh will be fulfilling a dream that he has held since he was a child. Josh has been lucky to have strong role models in his life that have instilled a sense of fairness and justice in him. He hopes to be an advocate for those in need of one and defender of right in the face of wrong. Josh believes that what he will learn at Loyola Law will allow him to pursue a rewarding career of service. Josh is also very excited to get to know his classmates and professors as he continues his education.
Education: BS, University of Alabama
Alexandra Zengel is from New Orleans, and she absolutely loves it. Alexandra earned her undergraduate degree at Loyola New Orleans, obtaining a B.A. in Criminology and Justice and Philosophy Pre-Law. She is a first-generation US American, since her mother immigrated from Germany. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she worked full-time at Dat Dog on Freret, Street, a job that she really loves and enjoys. While in law school, she will continue to work there part-time as a manager. Alexandra has known for a while that she wanted to be a lawyer, mostly because she really enjoyed reading court cases (an uncommon interest among her peers). Additionally, she has always known that she wanted her career to be about people and making the world a better place, even though she wasn’t always sure how she would do that. Alexandra hopes to use her international upbringing in addition to her law school education to go into international and/or criminal law and fight for human rights. Alexandra chose Loyola because she loved her undergraduate experience, and she loves her city. She is really glad that she gets to stay and enjoy New Orleans for three more years.
Education: BA, Loyola University New Orleans
Originally from Illinois, Donovan Benton and his family moved to New Orleans from Spokane, Washington in May of 2021. Before law school, Donovan spent nearly a decade developing a successful career in mining engineering, working in federal and state agencies that promote workplace safety. Donovan’s and his wife’s experiences in adopting their son reinforced their dedication to fight against social inequities and poverty. Donovan felt passionate about enrolling in a Jesuit law school, but when he reviewed Loyola Law’s robust social justice program options, he knew that Loyola was the right college for him.
Education: BA, MS, & MA, Southern Illinois University
Bailey Brierly doubled majored in Political Science and International Studies while earning a Certificate in Free Enterprise Studies. At Spring Hill College, Bailey was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, and led several student organizations, including the Mental Health Awareness Club. Before enrolling at Loyola Law, Bailey worked as a legal assistant for a law firm in Mobile, Alabama. Her assistantship brought valuable insight into the life and work of an attorney: drafting pleadings and briefs, interviewing clients and witnesses, and maintaining the busy schedules of the firm’s attorneys. Bailey is guided by her commitment to help others.
Education: BS, Springhill College
Since 2012, Daniel Coman has been running after-school chess events for children. In 2018, Daniel took the strategy game to the Orleans Parish Justice Center, pioneering the prison’s first chess program. While instructing the class, he bonded with the residents and learned the circumstances that brought each of them to prison. After his internship as an investigator with the Orleans Public Defenders Office, Daniel aspires to contribute to a more just system in his home city of New Orleans. Daniel chose Loyola because he wanted to join an institution that will support him in bringing legal aid to those most vulnerable to unjust treatment.
Education: BS, Tulane University
Katrina Huber graduated from high school in Massachusetts and went on to study in Connecticut before earning her Master’s Degree in the United Kingdom. Katrina comes to law school after working as a Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative Project Coordinator with the Southern Poverty Law Center. While there, Katrina helped coordinate legal services to detained immigrants. With a long history of being a community advocate, Katrina chose Loyola College of Law because many of her colleagues in the legal non-profit community assured her that Loyola is the best place to get a legal education that prioritizes public service.
Education: BS, Connecticut College; MS, London School of Economics
Megan King returns to school after serving as an educator for nearly twenty years. Megan taught high school junior- and senior-level English courses, including AP English IV for more than a decade. Megan incorporates lessons on social justice into her curriculum, educating her students about inequities found within the criminal justice system. Megan is interested in studying matters related to incarceration and the intersection of race and the law. Megan aspires to make a direct impact by becoming an attorney for a non-profit organization that supports individuals for whom the justice system has not worked.
Education: BA, University of Southern Mississippi; BA, Mississippi University for Women; MA, University of Alabama
Hailing from Arizona, Kevin Kuhm worked in education in a low-income, rural community for more than 11 years as a high school teacher, football coach, athletic director, and assistant principal. A few years ago, Kevin attended the Arizona School Board Association Law Conference as part of his professional development, and the experience sparked his passion for the legal field. Kevin feels that a career in law will be both intellectually challenging and rewarding at the same time. Kevin hopes to continue his career in public service by working for the federal, state or local government as an attorney after graduation.
Education: BS, University of Arizona; MEd, Northern Arizona University
Bennett Matson’s passion for service began long ago when he became a member of the City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA team. While at Ole Miss, Bennett served on the Associated Student Body and as an Ole Miss Ambassador. He also served as the Philanthropy Chair of Beta Theta Pi. An internship with the District Attorney’s Office in Memphis, Domestic Violence Unit, underscored his belief that law school should be the next step in his journey. Bennett plans to focus on Health Law while enrolled at Loyola, and he hopes to improve laws that promote access and equality within the nation’s health care system.
Education: BA, University of Mississippi
Lily McLemore’s love for reading led her to join a print magazine as an editor after earning her English degree in college. During her five years as an editor, Lily wrote countless features, managed a team of talented writers, and read hundreds of books for coverage. She also began devoting more time to volunteering at local non-profits and engaging politically. After a short stint of living and working in Europe, Lily returned to Montgomery, Alabama, and began doing legal research for government relations and policy consultants that help secure funding for the needs of low-income communities. Lily plans to pursue a career in public interest law after graduation.
Education: BA, Sewanee: The University of the South
Analise Morrow’s love of nature and all things outdoors started before she was in elementary school: swimming in a lake with her brother, searching for worms in the mud, and observing wildlife characterized her childhood in Florida. Analise’s goal is to be Earth’s lawyer, an intention to make the world a better place—literally. Analise has organized beach clean-up efforts and volunteered with Tampa Bay Watch to assist in preserving the health of the region’s oyster population. Analise decided to study environmental law at Loyola due to Loyola's humanistic and spiritual focus on education, as well as emphasis on integrity, respect, and faith.
Education: BA, Florida State University
Tevin Rosenthal hails from the community of Kentwood, Louisiana. He is proud to be the first college graduate in his family, earning his undergraduate degree in business administration. While in college, Tevin served as both the Community Service and Special Events Chair of Kappa Sigma Mu-Omega fraternity. Additionally, Tevin has been involved in community service efforts for homeless veterans, and serves as Director of Development for a local non-profit aimed at keeping kids active. Tevin applied to law school to challenge himself to do something truly impactful for others. He wants to make a difference by becoming a legal advocate for those in need.
Education: BBA, Southeastern University
Katherine Schaumburg’s enthusiasm for the unique architecture of New Orleans led her to pursue a Construction Engineering degree at LSU. After taking a construction law class, Katherine decided to specialize in that field. In doing so, she is also following in her family’s footsteps: both of Katherine’s parents earned their Juris Doctor degrees from Loyola Law. In addition to her schooling, Katherine was crowned 2022 Queen of the Legion of Mars, a Mardi Gras organization that provides charitable support for first responders and military members.
Education: BS, Louisiana State University
A New Orleans native, Olivia Taylor left the city briefly to earn her undergraduate degree in Biology. Olivia served as a College of Science Senator for two years within student government and also spent a summer working as a Consular Section Intern for the United States Embassy in Athens, Greece. Upon graduation, she worked for a year as a Research Associate in the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium at LSU. Desiring to return home, Olivia applied to Loyola Law in order to receive a legal education grounded in her Catholic beliefs. She’d like to serve her community after graduation by practicing law in the city of New Orleans.
Education: BS, Louisiana State University
Ashley White enrolled at Loyola University College of Law because of its reputation regarding social justice, public service, and activism. She is especially excited for the opportunity to learn from Professor Andrea Armstrong, a national expert on jail conditions and prison reform. Ashley comes to the legal profession after working in the fields of investment banking, management consulting, and enterprise strategy. As a Bail Disruptor with The Bail Project, a national non-profit bail fund, she helped secure the freedom of hundreds of men and women detained pre-trial. Ashley hopes to dedicate her legal career to addressing the root causes of mass incarceration and systemic inequality.
Education: BBA, Howard University
Alexander Bolanos earned his BA in History and an AA in International Studies from Southeastern Louisiana University. Alexander is guided by his faith and incorporates it into everything he does. In addition to volunteering at his church, Alexander enjoys cooking, gardening, gaming, reading, and history.
Lale Brown graduated from Florida State University with a BA in music and a minor in business. Lale Brown studied double bass performance while working in the culinary arts. Lale is an advocate for people in the QTIBIPOC community and intends to remain connected to their musical roots.
Lucy Brown graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Lucy was an active member of her sorority, dedicating much of her time to giving back to the community through volunteering at various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Lucy enjoys spending her free time hiking and rafting.
Emma Collin graduated from Tulane University with a BS in Environmental Biology and Ecology. Emma is dedicated to fighting climate change. She advocated as a community organizer for the Gulf South Delegation at the United Nations Climate Talks. Emma volunteers at Jewish Voice for Peace New Orleans and is an editor at New Orleans Progressive Voter Guide.
Tristan Diermann holds a BA in Music Performance from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the University of Alabama. He teaches electric bass and performs volunteer concerts at nursing homes and rehab facilities. Tristan is interested in delving into how intellectual property rights affect musicians' creative processes.
Austin Galy graduated with a BA in history from University of New Orleans. Austin is invested in serving the New Orleans community with his love of history. He worked with the Smithsonian Institute in recording the oral history of veterans and also volunteers at the Veteran’s Day parade. When he is not volunteering, he enjoys fitness and spending time with his family.
Jailyn Heisser graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a BS in Business with a concentration in
Finance. Jailyn is committed to serving the community by being a voice for those with less privilege. In pursuit of that goal, she learned Spanish and is learning American Sign Language. Jailyn spends her free time volunteering for FUND-17 which helps local entrepreneurs launch small businesses.
Anna Jones earned her BA in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Louisiana State University. Anna is an award-winning journalist for LSU’s school newspaper, the Reveille. She is passionate about juvenile justice and has served as the treasurer for the Tiger Prison Project, an organization dedicated to advocating for prison reform.
Christian Marks graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BBA in Banking and Finance. While at Ole Miss, Christian served as the Head Prudential Chairman for his fraternity. He is a volunteer with the Leapfrog Program, tutoring children who attend elementary school in an economically disadvantaged community.
Anna Nguyen graduated from the University of New Orleans with a BS in Finance. Prior to law school, Anna worked as an Accounting Clerk at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr, & Smith. She volunteers at her church, providing translation services and teaching students about Vietnamese culture. She enjoys traveling and sports.
Samantha Quinones graduated from University of South Florida with a BA in Political Science. Samantha is active in the political process and stands up for people in marginalized communities. She has participated in the George Floyd protests, canvassed for the Progressive Turnout Project, and interned in the Andrew Gillum for Governor campaign.
Cait Roberts graduated from SUNY at Binghamton Center with a BA in English. While at Binghampton, Cait volunteered as a peer educator at the Binghamton University Q Center and developed training programming on non-binary identities. They served as Publicity Coordinator at Ellipsis Literary Magazine.
Sydney Rusovich, a National Merit Finalist, graduated from the University of Mississippi with BA in Arabic and International Studies. Sydney co-founded and led Rebels Against Sexual Assault, an organization that raises awareness for sexual assault awareness and provides survivor resources. She also served as the Student Delegate for the UM Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Logan Satter graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Environmental Science and Policy. Logan is passionate about protecting our environment so much so that he used his academic career to study climate history and climate change. He served on FSU’s Inter Residence Hall Council and the Eco-Reps sub-council. He hopes to one day use his love of the law and the environment to launch a political career.
Danae Scheuing graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a BA in Criminology and Justice. Danae served the City of New Orleans since 2015 as a police officer and later as a detective for the Violent Crimes Division. Her work with the New Orleans Police Department motivated her to pursue a legal education. She hopes to make a larger impact for those affected by the criminal justice system after earning her law degree.
Alyce Simien graduated from Rice University with a BA in English. Alyce uses her writing talent to bring a voice to women and women of color, including through her thesis on the aesthetic concerns of African-American women. As the co-editor of Engender Magazine, Alyce spearheaded a special edition which celebrated the voices of Black women students.
Maya Archaya graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Film Production. Maya has worked as a graphic designer and photographer, and in sports broadcasting and filmmaking.
O'Brien Alley graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Psychology and Classical Studies. she has devoted numerous hours to non-profit organizations such as Magnolia Community Services, Children’s Hospital, Sanctuary at Passages Hospice, Roots of Music, and Trinity Community Center.
Kent Coupe graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in History and The University of Texas at Austin with a Master's degree in Education. Kent began his career as an AmeriCorps member in Austin, Texas before becoming a public school teacher.
Clifford Fields graduated from Oakwood University with a B.A. Clifford has political experience as a precinct captain for an Alabama State Housing campaign.
Peter Finney graduated from St. Joseph's Seminary College with a B.A. in Philosophy and Theological Studies, Pontificia Universita San Tommaso D'Aquino with a Bachelor of Sacred Theology, and l’Accademia Alfonsiana with a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in Moral Theology. Prior to arriving at Loyola Law, Fr. Finney served locally as the pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church, Chaplain of Ursuline Academy, and as the assistant pastoral formation director of Notre Dame Seminary.
Paige Franckiewicz graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a B.A. in Accounting. Paige was a starting member of the Loyola Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Team and was the Vice President of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and an Executive Officer on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Jordan Giles graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. in International Studies and a B.A. in Russian Studies. While at Rhodes, Jordan served as the Editor-in-Chief for Modus Vivendi, an international studies journal; served as president for the Russian club; and, named Mertie Buckman International Internship Scholar.
Cameron Haddad graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Film Production and John Paul the Great Catholic University with an MBA in Film Production. Cameron has interned at Walden Media and produced two films: “Unspoken” and “Rewind.”
Scott Havener graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a B.M. in Music Composition where he earned an Outstanding Composition Student Award, an Outstanding Music Theory Student Award, and academic honors.
Alexander Hood graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Political Science. At UNO, he earned the prestigious Latin American Studies Grant from the Doris Zemurray-Stone Endowment Chair to study the experiences and treatment of illness among Shipibo communities in Peru.
Daisy Huck graduated from American University with a B.A. in Performing Arts - Dance, and a B.A. in Political Science. Daisy has been a dancer for 19 years and has participated in a number of productions.
Kayla Koonz graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Social Justice. Kayla has sung for the WWII Museum, the Zephyrs Baseball Team, and for a film production.
Sorren Lannes graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.A. in English and a minor in French Language. While at USM, Mr. Lannes studied abroad in France for two semesters to increase his competency in French and studied abroad in London to study William Shakespeare.
Charelle Lett graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.A. in African American studies. Charelle is a first-generation college student and has been involved with various organizations such as the UAB NAACP, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Pre-Law Society.
Aspen Murphy graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Communication - Broadcast Journalism. She currently works in Community Relations at Marathon Petroleum Company and is a board member at St. John United Way and the Krewe of Harmonia.
Mindy Parker graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Business Management and Legal Studies of Business. She has served as a leader in the student ministry of Celebration Church for six years.
Dawn Penn graduated from Dillard University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Prior to law school, she worked as the Pretrial Release Bond Advocate for Orleans Public Defenders.
Patricio Ramos graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science. Mr. Ramos served five years of active duty in the U.S. Navy that included two combat deployments to the Persian Gulf.
Madison Tuck graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a B.A in English. She served as the president of Wolf Pack for Life at Loyola and planned the 2019 Rehumanize Conference, a national whole life conference for peace and justice.