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Executive Board

Holly Ragan, SLS 2012, Co-president Holly Ragan is from Springfield, Missouri and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Truman State University with honors in Linguistics. After graduation, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Masaya, Nicaragua where she taught high school English and also led the creation of a textbook and manual for English teachers that is now used throughout Nicaragua. Holly is a member of the Stanford Law School class of 2012.
Kelli Newman, 2012 SLS, Co-president Kelli Newman is a member of the Stanford Law class of 2012. Born and raised in Texas, Kelli graduated cum laude from Rice University in May of 2008. Before coming to law school, Kelli participated in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Corporate Law program in New York City. As part of this program, she interned at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
While at Stanford, Kelli has been on the board of the Stanford Law and Policy Review, the Black Law Students Association, and the Real Estate and Land Use Association. Kelli was a summer associate at Jones Day's Dallas office the summers after her first and second year in law school, and plans to work there upon graduation.
Ashley Simms, 2012 SLS, Director of Data and Research Ashley is a second-year student at Stanford Law School, where he is a member of the Stanford Mock Trial Team and the Vice President of the Stanford Black Law Students Association. He received both his B.A. in Political Science and Music, in 2007, and a Master in Public Administration, in 2009, from the State University of New York at Albany. Ashley spent his last summer as an intern at the San Mateo Office of County Counsel. Before attending law school Ashley worked as a Research Analyst at the consulting firm Public Financial Management, Inc. He is an avid tennis player and is active in regional theater productions around the Bay Area.
Virginia Cardenas, SLS 2013, Director of Communications and Campus Outreach Gina is a member of the Stanford Law class of 2013, originally from Edinburg, TX. She graduated from Pomona College in 2010, where she studied English and Gender/Women's Studies. Prior to attending law school, Gina was a member of the 2010 SEO Corporate Law program, during which she interned at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City. While at Stanford, she has been involved with the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the International Human Rights Pro Bono Project, the Stanford Latino Law Students Association, and Women of Stanford Law's executive board.
Kendall Turner, SLS 2013, Director of Programming Kendall Turner is a first-year law student at Stanford University. Previously, she worked for the D. E. Shaw group, based in New York, New York, and at the consulting firm Tractus Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated with a major in philosophy and a minor in Italian from Princeton University, and has published several articles on markets and industries across Asia. She also sits on the board of Proyecto Villa Nueva, an education non-profit based in Honduras.
Yihwan Kim, Blogger and Director of Social Media Yihwan is an undergraduate majoring in political science with a concentration in American politics at Stanford University. His academic and research interests include voter mobilization and choice, the influence of private interests in public policy, and product marketing. He is also studying the role of social networks in mass movements at the Center for Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business and manages the organization's social media outlets.

National Board of Directors

Michele Dauber A law professor and a sociologist, Michele Landis Dauber focuses on the US welfare state. Professor Dauber teaches a course on the economic and social organization of the legal profession.
Davida Brook, SLS, JD 2010 Davida Brook is an associate in Sidley Austin's Los Angeles office and practices in the Litigation Group. Prior to joining Sidley, Ms. Brook worked as a summer clerk at Impact Fund from May through August 2008, as a student member of the International Human Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School from August 2008 through May 2009, and as a summer intern at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from July through September 2009. She graduated from Stanford Law School in 2010, and from Columbia College in 2006. In August, 2011, Davida will begin a clerkship on the Ninth Circuit for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher.
Jamillah Bowman, SLS, JD 2011, PhD 2011 (sociology) Jamillah Bowman is a candidate for a joint JD/PHD between Stanford Law School and the Department of Sociology. Broadly speaking, her research examines race and gender inequality in work organizations and the labor market. More specifically, Jamillah is interested in the impact of organizational diversity policies and race/gender composition on power and status dynamics in employment settings. Jamillah received her bachelor's of science in business administration with concentrations in management and social psychology in 2003 from the Georgetown University Mcdonough School of Business.