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Pro Bono Project Board Bios

Co-Directors

Gelila Selassie
Gelila Selassie (’15)
Gelila grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, though she has strong ties with her Ethiopian heritage. She received a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina and hopes to practice health law in underserved communities and developing countries.
Rebekah Garcia
Rebekah Garcia (’14)
Rebekah grew up in Boone, NC and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009, with a degree in Psychology. Prior to entering law school, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA member for two years in Houston and Raleigh. Rebekah plans to remain dedicated to pro bono work and traditionally underrepresented communities throughout her practice.

Assistant Directors

Nora FakhriNora Fakhri (’15)
Nora grew up in southeastern Ohio and studied Political Science at Ohio University. She is interested in issues concerning the criminal justice and corrections systems and hopes to pursue a career as a public defender after law school.
Erica Navalance
Erica Navalance (’15)
Erica grew up in western Massachusetts and Graduated from Brandeis University in 2010. For two years before law school, Erica was a full-time volunteer in Boston with a program called City year, working with inner city your and communities. She is passionate about public interest in general, but is particularly interested in working with youth or incarcerated populations.

Class Coordinators

Ama Frimpong
Ama Frimpong (’14)
3L Class Coordinator
Ama is originally from Ghana, West Africa, but attended Salem College in Winston-Salem where she double-majored in Spanish and International Business. She has a passion for human rights (and just culture in general), specifically humanitarian-based immigration issues. Her legal experience has primarily been in immigration law and international law.
Aimee Durant
Aimee Durant (’15)
2L Class Coordinator
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor (’15)
1L Class Coordinator
Chris is from Louisiana, but grew up all over the country. He studied Government in undergraduate and graduated in 2012. After law school, he plans to work in Business law.

Group Project Coordinators/Developer

Aurora StierwaldAurora Stierwald (’14)
Wills/VITA
Aurora is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a 2011 graduate of LSU where she double-majored in History and Political Science. In the future, Aurora plans to pursue a career in Family Law.
Mariel MotaMariel Mota (’14)
Mediation
Mariel grew up in NYC and NJ and graduated with a BA in English from Centenary College. As president on the Hispanic and Latino Law Students association, her goals include providing underserviced members of minority communities with better access to the legal system. With a strong dedication to public service, Mariel hopes to one day serve as a Judge in the local community.
Ama Frimpong
Ama Frimpong (’14)
Immigration
Ama is originally from Ghana, West Africa, but attended Salem College in Winston-Salem where she double-majored in Spanish and International Business. She has a passion for human rights (and just culture in general), specifically humanitarian-based immigration issues. Her legal experience has primarily been in immigration law and international law.
Nora Fakhri
Nora Fakhri (’15)
Reclaiming Futures
Nora grew up in southeastern Ohio and studied Political Science at Ohio University. She is interested in issues concerning the criminal justice and corrections systems and hopes to pursue a career as a public defender after law school.
Erica Navalance
Erica Navalance (’15)
Expungements &
Lawyer on the Line (Formerly “Call 4All”)
Erica grew up in western Massachusetts and Graduated from Brandeis University in 2010. For two years before law school, Erica was a full-time volunteer in Boston with a program called City year, working with inner city your and communities. She is passionate about public interest in general, but is particularly interested in working with youth or incarcerated populations.
Gelila Selassie
Gelila Selassie (’15)
Health Law Projects
Gelila grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, though she has strong ties with her Ethiopian heritage. She received a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina and hopes to practice health law in underserved communities and developing countries.

Public Relations Coordinator

Cameron Stanton
Cameron Stanton (’14)
Cameron is from Garner, NC. He is a graduate from Garner Senior High School and NC State. Before attending Wake Law, Cameron completed an Americorps program in Buffalo, NY. He has a passion for helping others, Wolfpack football and basketball, and Panthers football.