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Pro Bono Project Board Bios

Director

Gelila SelassieGelila 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.

Co-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 NavalanceErica 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

Aimee DurantAimee Durant (’15)
3L Class Representative 
Aimee grew up in Cheshire, CT and graduated from Clemson University in 2011. She has a passion for family and juvenile law and plans to pursue a career in one or both of these areas.
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13 Alena Baker (’16)
2L Class Representative 
Alena is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She earned her BS in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Spanish from Florida State University.  Alena plans to combine her passion for public interest law and humanitarian issues in her pro bono work and future legal career.
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Alison Ringwood (’16)
1L Class Representative

Group Project Coordinators/Developers

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. 
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Emily Morris (’16)
Expungements
Emily is from the D.C. area, but grew up all over the country. After four years of studying on the St. Augustine, FL beaches, she graduated from Flagler College in 2013 with a degree in Accounting. Upon graduating law school, she plans to pursue a career in Business law.
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Bradley Setzer (’16)
Wills/VITA
Bradley grew up in Claremont, NC.  He is a 2010 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC where he studied political science.  After graduating he spent time in Baton Rouge, LA with City Year, a branch of AmeriCorps that works with underprivileged students in schools around the country.  After graduating from Wake Bradley plans to work with in the field of human and civil rights.
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Katie Yale (’16)
Affordable Care Act Navigators
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Catherine Law (’16)
Immigration
Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Carson Smith (’16)
Reclaiming Futures
Carson was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a degree in Management. Prior to entering law school, he worked in management and sales for a medical services company. After law school, Carson plans to work as a public defender, providing legal services to individuals unable to afford adequate representation.
Erica NavalanceErica Navalance (’15)
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.
WFU Law School 8/17/12Rebecca Hendrix (’15)
Advance Directives 

Public Relations Coordinator

Wake Forest Univ. Law School Head Shots 8/16/13Emily Mennel (’16)