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Dean's Fellows serve as mentors and role models for members of the 1L class. The program requires a commitment to developing relationships, being available to 1Ls to help answer questions and address concerns, providing accurate information and honest advice as well as a commitment to creating a supportive community within the law school.

Meet Your Dean's Fellows Coordinators

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Gladwyne, PA
Undergrad: Pennsylvania, '09
Activities: Craven Competition Co-Chair, Moot Court Negotiations, First Amendment Law Review
Summer Employment: NC Court of Appeals, Judge Ann Marie Calabria; Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, Charlotte, NC
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Dean Dome or Back Bar
Fun Fact: I ate 11.5 tacos for dinner when I was in the 6th grade.

Belal Elrahal

Belal Elrahal
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: Davidson, '11
Activities: Law Revue; FALR; Invitational Moot Court
Summer Employment: Raleigh City Attorney's Office
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Caribou Coffee; Open Eye (Carrboro)
Fun Fact: I have yet to break a bone, and it's not for the lack of behaving recklessly.

Meet Your Dean's Fellows

Jamey Anderson

Jamey Anderson
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: All over
Undergrad: UNC-Charlotte
Activities: Moot Court (National Appellate Advocacy)
Summer Employment: RA for Professor Smith. Also took PR over the summer. Really enjoying the RA position.
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: I guess I will be hipster today and say Top of the Hill! And I love the foosball tables at Back Bar.
Fun Fact: I was born a Denver Broncos fan. I live as a Denver Broncos fan. I will die a Denver Broncos Fan.

Lucy Andrzejewski

Lucy Andrzejewski
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil; Bangkok, Thailand
Undergrad: Duke
Activities: North Carolina Law Review, Staff Member; 60+ Hours of Pro Bono; Guardian ad Litem Training Winter, 2013
Summer Employment: Externship program; Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc.; Research Assistant for Bernard Burk
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Mellow Mushroom
Fun Fact: I have a sassy chihuahua, Leonidas, who is very alert to stranger danger.

Mary Wills Bode

Mary Wills Bode
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: Wake Forest University
Activities: North Carolina Law Review, staff member
Summer Employment: Judge Malcolm Howard (Federal District Court Judge), Judge William Webb (Federal Magistrate Judge), Federal Public Defender’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina (all Summer 2013)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Crunkleton
Fun Fact: I spent a summer in Vietnam in college.

Alexandria Bryant

Alexandria Bryant
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: Emory, '10
Activities: Women in Law; Black Law Student Association
Summer Employment: Legal Aid NC CIU Summer 2013; Research Assistant Summer 2012; Intensive Arabic Immersion Summer 2012
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: SRC - Zumba!!
Fun Fact: I’m an avid science fiction junkie, and I believe Dr. Who is the single greatest creation in television history.

Kenny Dantinne

Kenny Dantinne
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Concord, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: NC Law Review, Managing Editor; Labor & Employment Law Society, Secretary
Summer Employment: 1L: NC DOJ AG’s Office, Labor Section, Raleigh 2L: McCoy Wiggins Cleveland O’Connor PLLC, Fayetteville, NC (first half) Stuart Law Firm, Raleigh, NC (second half)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Polk Place (one of the main quads) or The Pit
Fun Fact: If about me, the fun fact is that I was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006.

Esther Earbin

Esther Earbin
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergrad: Indiana University
Activities: Carolina IP Association – VP of Professional Development, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys – Membership Committee, NC Bar Association – IP Diversity Committee and Trademark Committee
Summer Employment: Summer 2012 – National Health Law Program and UNC Office of Technology Development, Summer 2013 – Cornerstone Therapeutics
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: UNC Art Museum
Fun Fact: I was an Irish dancer in elementary school

Annalise Farris

Annalise Farris
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Denver, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review, Kaplan Bar Review
Summer Employment: Nelson Mullins, Charlotte, NC; Judge Keesler, US Magistrate Judge for Western District of NC, Charlotte, NC.
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Yogurt Pump
Fun Fact: I can ride and own a unicycle.

Mike Frongello

Mike Frongello
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: Davidson, '11
Activities: Holderness Moot Court (Negotiation Team); North Carolina Journal of Law & Techology (Symposium Editor); Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association (Treasurer); Sports and Entertainment Law Association (past Sports Vice President); Honors Writing Scholar; SBA Committees (Career Development Advisory Committee, Faculty Selection Committee, Multicultural & Diversity Committee).
Summer Employment: Kilpatrick Townsend (Raleigh, NC; 2012, 2013); Smith Anderson (Raleigh, NC; 2012, 2013)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
Fun Fact: I chose to attend Law School over pursuing a professional baseball career.

Eva Gullick

Eva Gullick
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Undergrad: UNC, '09
Activities: Law Review, UNC Pro Bono Participant
Summer Employment: 1L: worked at the NC Attorney General’s Office—Torts Claims Section in Raleigh, NC; 2L: split my summer between Parker Poe and Smith Anderson, both in Raleigh, NC.
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Kenan Stadium and Top of the Hill
Fun Fact: I have gone shark diving with Great White Sharks!

Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Wilton, CT
Undergrad: Hamilton College
Activities: SELA, VP of Entertainment Law
Summer Employment: 1L Summer: Summer Associate at Direct Brands, Inc., Summer 2013, New York, NY
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Mama Dips
Fun Fact: I am a certified scuba diver and have been diving in Africa.

David Harper

David Harper
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Sylva, NC
Undergrad: Wheaton College (IL), '09
Activities: Christian Legal Society
Summer Employment: Durham County Attorney’s office, The UNC Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Student Rec Center
Fun Fact: I helped coach the 2011 Glenbard South Raider (Glen Ellyn, IL) sophomore football team to a share of the Metro Suburban Conference championship.

Tim Henderson

Tim Henderson
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Asheville
Undergrad: UVA
Activities: North Carolina Law Review (Executive Comments Editor); Pro Bono volunteer
Summer Employment: 2013: North Carolina Attorney General's office Consumer Protection Division; The Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr. (Fourth Circuit) 2012: The Van Winkle Law Firm (Asheville, NC); District 29-B Public Defender's office (Henderson, Polk, & Transylvania Counties)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Orange County Social Club
Fun Fact: Was once declared dead during a fire drill gone horribly wrong at the public junior high school in Sendai, Japan, where I taught ESL for two years.

Gabrielle Johnson

Gabrielle Johnson
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Undergrad: Arizona State
Activities: President of VITA; President of the Jewish Law Association; Secretary of CPILO; 1L Outreach VP of HLLSA; Law School Outreach Coordinator of Lambda
Summer Employment: North Carolina Justice Center, Summer Law Clerk of the Immigration Rights and Refugee’s Project and Workers’ Rights Project
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: All of Carrboro—I know it’s not Chapel Hill, but it is all awesome and it is all my favorite. But, in Chapel Hill—the Cave, during the weekly Walking Dead viewing parties
Fun Fact: I spent my childhood traveling with the Ringling Bros. circus and the Labrynth is the best movie in the world (according to all of Science).

Erin Locker

Erin Locker
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Undergrad: UNC, '10
Activities: First Amendment Law Review, Environmental Law Project, Media Law Society, Women in Law
Summer Employment: Court of Appeals (externship) with Judge Elmore, RA for Prof. Ardia
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Sitting on the He’s Not patio in the Spring
Fun Fact: I once fought a bull in Salamanca, and by “fought,” I mean that I ran out into a ring with a big cape and got chased by a bull. Apparently it’s a tourist thing. Needless to say, the bull won, and I came out of the ring with a nice horn-shaped bruise on my side as a souvenir.

Lea Manolagas

Lea Manolagas
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Undergrad: Washington and Lee
Activities: Environmental Law Project
Summer Employment: NC Coastal Resource Law, Planning and Policy Center (at the NC Sea Grant in Raleigh),
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Carolina Inn
Fun Fact: I’ve always dreamed of being on The Amazing Race – I even made an audition tape one year.

Molly Martinson

Molly Martinson
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Undergrad: Wake Forest, '09
Activities: Law Review
Summer Employment:
1L Summer: NC Attorney General’s Office, Raleigh. 2L Summer: Manning Fulton & Skinner, Raleigh; Young Moore & Henderson, Raleigh.
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Alpine Bagel in the Union
Fun Fact: I'm from New Jersey but I hate Duke.

Catherine McCormick

Catherine McCormick
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: UNC, '11
Activities: Carolina Law Ambassadors – President; Innocence Project – Case Manager; Women in Law mentor; was a staff member of First Amendment Law Review
Summer Employment: 1L summer – Fair Trial Initiative in Durham; 2L summer – Wake County Public Defender’s Office
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: He's Not Here
Fun Fact: I’ve been on television, the radio, and in the newspaper.

Molly McLendon

Molly McLendon
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Panama City, FL
Undergrad: Florida State University, '12
Activities: Corporate Advocacy Moot Court, Faculty/Alumni Coordinator for WIL, Guardian Ad Litem
Summer Employment: RA for Professor Rob Smith in Chapel Hill.
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Brixx in Meadowmont
Fun Fact: I have double-jointed elbows

Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Kinston, NC
Undergrad: UNC, '10
Activities: NC Law Review
Summer Employment: 1st half- Summer clerk with Federal Dist. Court Judge in Greenville NC 2nd half- Summer associate with Brooks Pierce in general litigation
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Outdoor Education Center
Fun Fact: proud owner of a yellow lab named Bogue.

Joey Polonsky

Joey Polonsky
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Undergrad: UNC-Chapel Hill, '08 Activities: Law Review Board; Pro Bono Board; Honors Writing Scholar
Summer Employment: Externship—NC COA Judge Ervin; RA—Michael Gerhardt; Summer Associate, Choate Hall & Stewart (Boston, MA)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Room 5046 at the law school; otherwise, Crunkleton
Fun Fact: On two occasions I have run 12 person, 200 mile relay races.

Cowden Rayburn

Cowden Rayburn
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC Undergrad: Davidson Activities: Carolina Law Soccer Club (Pres/Founder), Craven Bench, Institute Editor for the Banking Journal
Summer Employment: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice - Charlotte (summer 2012), Moore & Van Allen- Charlotte (May and June 2013), Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice - Charlotte (July and August 2013)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Anywhere with my dog
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa/friends with Belal Elrahal and Sam Thompson

Justin Reimer

Justin Reimer
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: Auburn '07
Activities: Christian Legal Society, Holderness Moot Court Invitational Team
Summer Employment: Alliance Defending Freedom (Phoenix, AZ and Raleigh, NC) (2012), Wake County DA’s Office (2013, Raleigh)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: UNC Disc Golf course
Fun Fact: I've lived on both coasts.

Safa Sajadi

Safa Sajadi
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergrad: California State, '06
Postgrad: UNC School of Government, MPA, '11
Activities: UNC Graduate and Professional Honor System Attorney General and UNC Law Multicultural and Diversity Committee
Summer Employment: US Attorney’s Office, summer 2013, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, summer 2012, Los Angeles, CA NCDOJ - Attorney General’s Executive Staff, summer 2012, Raleigh NC
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Med Deli
Fun Fact: Fluent in Farsi

Demitra Sourlis

Demitra Sourlis
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergrad: Duke, '10
Activities: Holderness Moot Court Associate Chief Justice and International Appellate Advocacy Team; Deans Fellows
Summer Employment: Summer 2012: North Carolina Court of Appeals and Medical Legal Partnership of Legal Aid of North Carolina; Summer 2013: Bell Davis & Pitt; Millberg Gordon Stewart
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Top of the Hill
Fun Fact: I am scared of ladybugs!

Hannah Tedder

Hannah Tedder
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Advance, NC
Undergrad: Furman University
Activities: College Law Republicans – Logistics Coordinator, Women in Law
Summer Employment: The Law Office of A.L. Collins in Kernersville, North Carolina
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Four Corners
Fun Fact: I played on the Varsity Volleyball team at Furman.

Logan Thore

Logan Thore
Class Year: 2L
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Moot Court, International Appellate Advocacy Team; AG Staff
Summer Employment: Christian Legal Centre, London UK (1L Summer 2013)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Johnny's in Carrboro
Fun Fact: My little league soccer coaching career has a dynamite record of six first place finishes in eight seasons!

Anna Tison

Anna Tison
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: UNC-Chapel Hill, '06
Activities: North Carolina Law Review - Symposium Editor, Women in Law, CIPLA
Summer Employment: 1L summer: North Carolina Court of Appeals, Legal Extern to Judge Robert C. Hunter; Research Assistant for Professor Brophy 2L summer: K&L Gates (Raleigh) and Wyrick Robbins (Raleigh)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Sandwhich
Fun Fact: I spent part of my honeymoon wine tasting in Walla Walla, Washington.

Matt Van Hoy

Matt Van Hoy
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Mocksville, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: SELA, VITA, Cancer Pro Bono Project
Summer Employment: (1) K&L Gates – Charlotte; (2) NC Supreme Court, Justice Paul Newby - Raleigh
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Smith Center
Fun Fact: I played on the JV Basketball team in undergrad and am now a grad assistant.

Justice Warren

Justice Warren
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Siler City, NC
Undergrad: UNC-Chapel Hill, '11
Activities: Holderness Moot Court – Environmental Negotiations Team; First Amendment Law Review – Articles and Notes Editor
Summer Employment: UNC Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity (2012); National Press Photographers Association (2012); Southern Coalition for Social Justice (2013) Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Library (Fourth Floor), UNC School of Law.
Fun Fact: 1. I’ve never committed voter fraud 2. I’m an Aquarius 3. I’m ambidextrous (ONLY for brushing teeth) 4. I didn’t know we had a website

Julia Welch

Julia Welch
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, OH
Undergrad: Carleton College
Activities: Health Law, Cancer pro bono project
Summer Employment: Externship with Judge Bryant at NC Court of Appeals
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: DSI comedy club
Fun Fact: I worked for four summers in Yellowstone Park during college.

Sam Williams

Sam Williams
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: Appalachian State University
Activities: Pro Bono Board Special Trips Coordinator, NC Journal of Law and Technology
Summer Employment: Pisgah Legal Services (Representing low-income individuals in civil legal matters)
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Eno River State Park or Linda's
Fun Fact: I once spent three days living in a Bolivian drug rehabilitation center.

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