Liliya grew up in
Sacramento, California, and graduated from U.C. Davis in 2013. After
graduating, she worked as a paralegal at an Estate and Probate firm in Chapel
Hill, an experience that helped foster an interest in both law school and
end-of-life care and planning. On top of being the special projects coordinator
for the Cancer Project, Liliya also serves on the board of the UNC chapter of
the National Lawyers Guild as activities coordinator. Liliya was the inaugural
intern at the Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights.
Outside of school, Liliya enjoys spending time with her partner,
dog, cat, and chickens, as well as making pottery, gardening, watching weird
movies, asking people if their advance directives are in place, and organizing
with a number of local organizations.
Student Group Projects Coordinator
Becca Fisher, 2L
grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and received her B.A. in Philosophy
from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she played Division I
soccer. After graduation, she worked with children and families at an
education non-profit in Charlotte, called Communities In Schools, and
volunteered as a custody advocate at the Council for Children's Rights. At
UNC Law, Becca
continues to pursue her interests in race equity, juvenile
defense, and education law. She is involved with LAMBDA, Education Law and
Policy Society, and is a staff member on Law Review.
passion for advocating for low-income, marginalized communities drew her to
UNC's Pro Bono Program. As Student Groups Coordinator, she looks
forward to connecting student groups to causes and projects that align with
their interests in order to serve the unmet legal needs of the community.
When she's not studying, Becca enjoys hiking, going to concerts,
visiting breweries, and reading.
Public Relations Coordinator
Erin Grubbs, 2L
grew up just outside of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Clemson University
with a degree in environmental engineering. She then moved to Houston, Texas
where she worked for four years at ExxonMobil as an environmental and
regulatory advisor. While working at ExxonMobil, Erin received a Masters of
Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.
has always had a passion for helping others. As Public Relations Coordinator,
Erin is looking forward to being the resident hype woman for the Pro Bono Board
and spreading the word about all the great work the Pro Bono Program is doing.
the law school, Erin is also a member of the Journal of Law and Technology, a
competing member of the Environmental Moot Court Team, 2L Class Representative
on the Student Bar Association, and a board member of the Environmental Law
Project. When not at the Law School, you can likely find Erin running, playing
cards, or trying to find the best breakfast tacos in the triangle.
Special Trips Coordinators
Josh Smith, 2L
is from Atlanta, Georgia, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he was a Public
Policy major. During his final semester in undergrad, Josh interned for the
Democratic Governors Association in Washington, D.C. At UNC Law, Josh has
continued to pursue interests in public policy and government. Josh spent his
1L summer working for Montana Governor Steve Bullock's Office of Legal Counsel.
was introduced to the Pro Bono Program during the 2017 Winter Break Trip to
Cherokee, North Carolina. Now, he is serving as a Special Trips Coordinator and
gets the opportunity to help plan trips to introduce other students to the
program, and serve communities across North Carolina. If he's not at the law
school, you can find Josh reading, running, or watching Netflix.
Cameron Ervin, 2L
grew up in Morganton, NC, and graduated from Davidson College in 2013 with a
B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, Cameron worked as a legal
assistant at a small law firm in Washington, D.C. and then spent several years
working as a Senior Paralegal Specialist with the Department of Justice’s
Criminal Division Fraud Section. This job required weekly travel and long
hours, which did not leave much time for public service. Cameron has
enjoyed the chance to change this in law school and looks forward to building
public service opportunities for other students.
of law school, Cameron enjoys taking group workout classes, vicariously
planning future trips, and FaceTiming with the family dog.
Winter & Spring Break Projects Coordinator
Jeff Miles, 3L
grew up in Chelmsford, Mass., and Cary, N.C., before earning his undergraduate
degree in Journalism and Geography at UNC in 2012. After graduation, Jeff
worked as a marketing and web development professional in state government for
four years, before returning to UNC for law school.
the law school, Jeff is also a Dean's Fellow, a member of the North Carolina
Law Review, and involved with the Lambda Law Students Association. He has done
pro bono work with the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, N.C. Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, and UNC Center for Civil Rights among others.
of school, Jeff enjoys spending time with his partner, honing his skills as a
home cook and baker, and reading just about anything he can get his hands on.
Director of Pro Bono Initiatives
Allison Standard, J.D. '09
Allison is a double Tar Heel, graduating with a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006 and graduating from UNC School of Law with honors in 2009. Following graduation, Allison practiced law at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, most recently serving as the Assistant Director of Post-Conviction Litigation.
Allison joined the law school staff in 2016, and she serves as advisor to the Pro Bono Program. As a student, she was a member of the Pro Bono Board, was President of the Carolina Public Interest Law Organization, Dean's Fellows Coordinator, and worked as a Research Assistant with the Office of Public Service Programs. Allison has also been a member of UNC School of Law's Pro Bono Alumni Board, joining the board at its inception in 2012 and serving as chairperson from 2014-2015.