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Academic Year 2011-2012

Kelly Anderson, UNC School of Law

Kelly Anderson is a rising second year law student at the UNC. In 2011, she graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Romance Languages and Environmental Studies with a concentration in Energy. Kelly is interested in pursuing a career in civil rights law or environmental law, and has a particular interest in environmental justice.

Mark Bowers, UNC School of Law

Mark Bowers is a rising third year law student at the UNC. He moved to Chapel Hill from Asheville, NC where he completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish from UNC-Asheville. Mark spent a year as an interpreter for a private immigration attorney in Asheville before entering UNC Law. Last summer he interned with the Immigration Legal Assistance Program at the North Carolina Justice Center.

Eldrin Deas, UNC School of Education

Eldrin Deas is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a M.S. degree in Education from Georgia State University, and is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate in the UNC School of Education. Eldrin’s most cherished accomplishment to date is the 2006 Excellence in Mathematics Award in Abstract Algebra. Future plans include a teaching and research focused on the critical issues facing minority students across the South and across the country. He joins the Center this summer as the Southern Education Leadership Foundation Fellow.

Ian Mance, UNC School of Law

Ian A. Mance is a rising third year law student at UNC. From 2006 to 2010 he worked at the ACLU of North Carolina, where he coordinated a campaign that led to the reform of use-of-force policies in eighteen sheriffs’ departments statewide. Ian’s article, Racial Profiling in North Carolina: Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops, 2000 to 2011, was recently published in Trial Briefs magazine.

Stephanie Mellini, UNC School of Law

Stephanie Mellini is a rising second year law student at UNC. Before law school, Stephanie served a year with AmeriCorps VISTA in Raleigh, North Carolina, working for the city. She graduated from Florida State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts. Stephanie’s interests include Civil Rights and Human Rights law, and she is a member of the law school’s Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Ndidi Menkiti, Duke Law School

Ndidi Menkiti is a rising second year law student at Duke University. She graduated from Harvard in 2006 with a B.A. in English and African-American Studies as well as a Citation in Spanish. Menkiti also holds a Master’s of Science in Teaching from Fordham Graduate School of Education. Ndidi worked with Habitat for Humanity International in Costa Rica, with the National Urban League in New York, and taught high school English in Brooklyn.

Rachel Nicholas, UNC School of Law

Rachel Nicholas is a rising second-year law student at UNC. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UNC-Greensboro in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After graduation, Rachel taught second grade in Rocky Mount, North Carolina for two years through Teach For America. She hopes to have a career in education law and civil rights.

Kevin Shroeder, UNC School of Law

Kevin Schroeder is a rising third year student at Carolina Law, originally from Winston-Salem, NC. Since 2008, he has worked as a legal assistant at Glover Immigration Law in Chapel Hill. He graduated with a degree in Political Science and Romance Languages from the UNC in 2010. Prior to law school, Kevin volunteered with Bike and Build, building homes with Habitat for Humanity in cities across the United States.

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