Executive Board 2017-2018
Elizabeth Cheung and Taylor Wood – Co-Presidents
Originally from Hong Kong, Elizabeth Cheung graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.F.S. in Culture and Politics. Prior to law school, she completed a Masters program in Museum Anthropology at Columbia University and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Outside of CLWA, Elizabeth is on the board of Empowering Women of Color and serves on the staff of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. For her 1L summer, Elizabeth worked as a research assistant at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts. In her free time, she enjoys watching ballet at Lincoln Center and trying new restaurants in the city.
Originally from Seal Beach, California, Taylor Wood graduated from The University of Alabama in 2015 with a B.S. in Economics and Finance. Prior to law school, she spent a year backpacking and hiking abroad. Taylor interned for the Honorable Judge Ikuta in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit during her 1L summer. In addition to her role at CLWA, Taylor is the Director of Membership of Columbia Business Law Association. Outside of law school, Taylor enjoys competing in triathlons, traveling, and trying new foods.
Tory D Roberts - Treasurer
Originally from Ramona, California, Tory Roberts graduated summa cumma laude with a B.A. in Politics from Princeton in 2014. Prior to attending law school, Tory worked as a paralegal at a financial litigation firm in NYC for two years. At Columbia Law, she also serves as a staff editor on the Columbia Law Review and as a Director of Programming for the Columbia Business and Law Association. During her 1L summer, Tory worked as a summer associate at Freshfields in NYC and London. In her free time, Tory enjoys working out and listening to political podcasts.
Allison T Pearl and Fabiola Urdaneta - Myra Bradwell Chairs
Allison T Pearl
Allison Pearl is originally from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Vassar College in 2016 as an English major, and then came to Columbia Law School that fall. After a busy and exciting first year of law school, Allison spent her summer at the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. In addition to co-planning the Myra Bradwell Banquet this year, Allison is also involved in externships, journals, and moot court activities at CLS. In her spare time, Allison enjoys reading, running, and petting other people’s dogs.
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fabi Urdaneta was raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 2016 with a BA in philosophy. She spent her 1L summer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. In addition to her role in CLWA, Fabi serves as a staffer of the Columbia Law Review and is a member of the Latino/a Law Students Association. In her free time, she enjoys exploring New York City, hiking, and running along the Hudson.
Kelly Tieu – Membership Chair
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Kelly Tieu graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies. At Columbia Law, in addition to her role in CLWA, Kelly is an Assistant Public Affairs Editor for the Journal of Transnational Law, is President of Columbia Outlaws, and is a Peer Facilitator for the Sexual Respect Initiative. For her 1L summer, Kelly interned at the New York Legal Assistance Group in the LGBTQ Law Project. Outside of law school, Kelly enjoys practicing yoga, swimming, and exploring upstate New York.
Andrea Nicole Metz - Public Interest Chair
Originally from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Andrea Metz graduated from Barnard College in 2014 with a BA in Art History. Before law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb. In addition to her involvement in CLWA, Andrea is a member of the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society. Outside of school, Andrea enjoys going to concerts and practicing yoga.
Jessica A Metzger – Professional Development Chair
Jessica is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 with a degree in political science. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a paralegal at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. During her 1L summer, Jessica was an intern at the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. When she’s not busy studying the law, she loves running in Central Park or hitting up a spin class with friends, exploring NYC’s wine and jazz bars, and traveling to visit family and friends.
Nicole Masiello – Academic Chair
Originally from Mendham, NJ, Nicole Masiello graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science. She worked at a small law firm in NJ prior to coming to Columbia and spent her 1L summer in Washington, DC at the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Policy. Outside of CLWA, Nicole is a peer mentor, staff editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Admissions Student Ambassador, and a student editor for the Foundation Moot Court Program. In her free time, she enjoys running in Riverside Park, going to Broadway musicals, and watching every Shonda Rhimes show.
Lindsay M Rindskopf - Sponsorship Chair
Born and raised in New York, Lindsay graduated from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2016 with a double major in English Literature and Political Science. Outside of her role in CLWA, Lindsay serves as the treasurer of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and a staff member on the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts. During her 1L summer, Lindsay interned for the Authors Guild in New York City. Lindsay enjoys reading, exploring new restaurants, and sketching.
Madeline Clare Cameron Wardleworth - LLM Representative
Prior to commencing at Columbia, Madeline Cameron Wardleworth worked as a litigation lawyer at a global firm, where she led her office's largest pro bono programme and its Human Rights Law Programme. She sat on the firm's Asia-Pacific Engaging Women Working Group and is the former secretary of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland. Madeline has presented independent research on the intersection of gender, justice and technology at conferences at the universities of Oxford, Melbourne, and Georgia. She presently sits on the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights' Subcommittee for Women and Girls' Rights. At Columbia, Madeline is an executive board member of the Columbia Law Feminist Society and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, and a member of the Columbia Society for International Law's International Programs committee. She relishes consignment store bargain-hunting and scouring NYC for top vegan treats.
Katy E Berk - General 1L Representative
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Katy Berk graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a BA in English. Before coming to law school she worked as a litigation legal assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. In addition to her role in CLWA, Katy is involved with the Domestic Violence Project, and the Columbia Business Law Association. In her free time she enjoys reading, running in Central Park and trying new types of wine with the Columbia Law wine tasting club, DeVinimus.
Alyssa D Weinstein - General 1L Representative
Originally from Short Hills, New Jersey, Alyssa Weinstein graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Global Health. After graduation, she worked for Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta as a Business Analyst. Outside of CLWA, Alyssa is a 1L Rep for CJAN, competes for the Frederick Douglass Moot Court, and participates in the Courtroom Advocates Project. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, running in Central Park, and exploring NYC sample sales.
Jennifer Qing Ange - 1L Myra Bradwell Representative
Jenny Ange is originally from the D.C. area. She studied Public Policy at Duke and minored in Economics. Prior to law school, she worked as a consultant and taught Mandarin. In addition to her involvement in CLWA, Jenny is on Student Senate and is a member of APALSA. Outside of her academics interests she enjoys reading, painting, and playing violin.
Saba Yasmin - 1L Myra Bradwell Representative
Saba is originally from Monroe Township, NJ and graduated from Rutgers University in 2017 with a B.A. in Economics, Political Science, and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to coming to law school, she interned at JP Morgan & Chase Co. within their legal audit team. In addition to her role in CLWA at the law school, she is involved in CBLA and CSIL. Aside from academic pursuits, Saba enjoys reading, dabbling in snowboarding, and traveling to new places.
Rachel S Horn - 1L Public Interest Representative
Rachel Horn is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with an A.B. in the Comparative Study of Religion and a secondary field in Government. Before starting law school, she worked as an editor and producer at NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Rachel is also a member of the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Moot Court team. When not hitting the books, she enjoys playing the saxophone, journaling, and competing in pub trivia.