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Dean's Fellows serve as mentors and role models for members of the 1L class, transfer students, and international students. The program requires a commitment to developing relationships, being available 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

Molly McLendon

Molly McLendon
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Panama City, FL
Undergrad: Florida State University
Activities: Corporate Advocacy Moot Court, Faculty/Alumni Coordinator for Women in Law, Guardian Ad Litem
Summer Employment: NC Court of Appeals, Judge Anne Marie Calabria; RA, Prof. Rob Smith
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Brixx in Meadowmont
Fun Fact: I have double-jointed elbows

Matt Van Hoy

Matt Van Hoy
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Mocksville, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: UNC JV Basketball, Grad Assistant; Alumni Affairs Committee; North Carolina Bar Association Law School Rep
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.

Meet Your Dean's Fellows

Angela Alcala

Angela Alcala
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Hispanic Latino Law Student Association; Domestic Violence Action Project; Carolina Public Interest Law Organization; Women in Law; Graduate and Professional Honor System, Assistant Attorney General
Summer Employment: Pisgah Legal Services; Office of the Public Defender, Asheville
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Steel String Brewery
Fun Fact: I have spent time in 8 different countries throughout Europe and Asia

Jamey Anderson

Jamey Anderson
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: All over
Undergrad: UNC-Charlotte
Activities: National Moot Court Team, Executive Team Member; Honor Court, Attorney General Staff Member
Summer Employment: RA, Prof. Smith; Digital Risk
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The ball field
Fun Fact: Avid ping pong player

Lucy Andrzejewski

Lucy Andrzejewski
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: All over
Undergrad: Duke
Activities: North Carolina Law Review, Executive Articles Editor; Student Bar Association Faculty Selection Committee
Summer Employment: Externship program; Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc.; Research Assistant for Bernard Burk; Cadwalder Wickersham & Taft LLP
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Starbucks
Fun Fact: I went to high school in Brazil

Mary Wills Bode

Mary Wills Bode
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: Wake Forest University
Activities: North Carolina Law Review
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. Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Crunkleton
Fun Fact: I spent a summer in Vietnam in college.

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Women in Law; Student Animal Legal Defense Fund; Carolina Law Republicans
Summer Employment: Public Defender's Office and District Attorney's Office, New Hanover County
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Kenan Stadium and the Dean Dome
Fun Fact: My nickname is Winky

Caitlin Counts

Caitlin Counts
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Undergrad: Appalachian State University
Activities: North Carolina Law Review; Consumer and Commercial Law Society, Vice President; Women in Law; Cancer Pro Bono Project; UNC Club Field Hockey
Summer Employment: Alston & Bird; Brooks Pierce
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Sandwhich
Fun Fact: I have a dog named Larry

Alex Covington

Alex Covington
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Kernersville, NC
Undergrad: NC State University
Activities: Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association Alumni Chair; Journal of Law and Technology
Summer Employment: RA for Prof. Chin
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: TRU Deli & Wine Bar
Fun Fact: I'm a certified scuba diver

Patrick Cross

Patrick Cross
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review; Innocence Project
Summer Employment: Judge Martha Geer, NC Court of Appeals; RA, Prof. McClanahan
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Caffe Driade
Fun Fact: In my spare time I also run a music mastering business and have mastered several national music releases

Preston Dole

Preston Dole
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Journal of Law and Technology; Holderness Moot Court; Environmental Law Project, Treasurer; Student Bar Association's Faculty Selection Committee
Summer Employment: US District Court for the Western District of NC, Hon. Richard Voorhees
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Pantana Bob's
Fun Fact: I own a Siberian Husky named Dexter. He is my backup transportation plan if we suffer another "snowpocalypse" this winter

Annalise Farris

Annalise Farris
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Denver, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review
Summer Employment: Nelson Mullins; Judge David Keesler; Moore & Van Allen; Wyrick Robbins
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Yogurt Pump
Fun Fact: I can ride and own a unicycle.

Brett Fox

Brett Fox
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Huntersville, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: First Amendment Law Review; Moot Court Negotiations Team; Law Revue
Summer Employment: Morgan Creek Capital Investment; RA, Prof. Burk
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: 17th Green at UNC Finley Golf Course
Fun Fact: I play seven musical instruments - guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, and upright bass.

Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Wilton, CT
Undergrad: Hamilton College
Activities: Sports and Entertainment Law Association; Peer Advisor for WLRC's Academic Excellence Program
Summer Employment: Direct Brands; NBC Universal
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Yogurt Pump
Fun Fact: I am a certified scuba diver and have been diving in Africa.

Amanda Hawkins

Amanda Hawkins
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Women in Law, President; North Carolina Law Review; Carolina Law Ambassadors
Summer Employment: Mayer Brown; Compass Group
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: He's Not Here
Fun Fact: I once won first plan in a gingerbread house making contest

Troy Heisman

Troy Heisman
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Undergrad: University of San Diego
Activities: Graduate Honor Court; First Amendment Law Review; Moot Court, Corporate Appellate Advocacy Team
Summer Employment: Santa Clara County Superior Court, Judge Beth McGowen
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Top-O, TRU, Old Chicago
Fun Fact: I have seen every episode of How I Met Your Mother multiple times and often integrate quotations from the show into daily conversation

Travis Hinman

Travis Hinman
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Lenoir, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review; Women in Law; Sports and Entertainment Law Association; Domestic Violence Action Project
Summer Employment: Nexen Pruet; Hon. James Wynn Jr.
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: All of Chapel Hill
Fun Fact: I worked for the UNC Footbal Team for three years in undergrad and can be found yelling at a football field (or TV) every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday while watching football with my husband

Gabrielle Johnson

Gabrielle Johnson
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Undergrad: Arizona State
Activities: Carolina Public Interest Law Organization, President; Cancer Pro Bono Project, Senior Community Education Coordinator
Summer Employment: NC Justice Center
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Ephesus Park
Fun Fact: I was born into and spent my childhood years traveling with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. We lived in a train, played with elephants, and my dad was the first person to do a backflip on a bike and motorcycle

Laura Kessler

Laura Kessler
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Moot Court Environmental Advocacy Team; Vice President, Environmental Law Project; Journey Attorney, Cancer Pro Bono Project
Summer Employment: NC Department of Justice, Environment Division
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: The Quad
Fun Fact: I am an anglophile! I love all things British

Joseph Kim

Joseph Kim
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Activities: North Carolina Journal of International Law; UNC Graduate Honor Court, Vice-Chair; Carolina Intellectual Property Law Association, Internal Initiative Chair; Carolina Public Interest Law Organization, Treasurer
Summer Employment: Patterson & Sheridan; Safran Law Offices
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Back Bar
Fun Fact: I shook hands with Nelson Mandela

Tyson Leonhardt

Tyson Leonhardt
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Denver, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review, Carolina Law Republicans
Summer Employment: RA, Prof. Marshall
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Carolina North Forest/Foster's Market
Fun Fact: I have a twin brother who writes poetry

Erin Locker

Erin Locker
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: Environmental Law Project Symposium; First Amendment Law Review; Media Law Society
Summer Employment: Judge Richard Elmore, NC Court of Appeals; Research Assistant for Professors Remus and Ardia; US District Court of Colorado, Hon. John L. Kane
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Friendly Lane
Fun Fact: I spent my college summers leading backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail

Tyler Lohse

Tyler Lohse
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad: Vanderbilt
Activities: American Constitution Society Co-President
Summer Employment: Fulbright & Jaworski; Bracewell & Giuliani
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Kippos Bar
Fun Fact: No broken bones and eight pulled teeth

Mary Marshall Meredith

Mary Marshall Meredith
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Undergrad: Davidson
Activities: North Carolina Banking Institute Journal; Environmental Law Project, Communications Chair; Barbri representative; Carolina Law Soccer Club, Vice President
Summer Employment: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; RA, Prof. Remus
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: American Tobacco Trail
Fun Fact: I'm a surf instructor

Caroline Outten

Caroline Outten
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Kitty Hawk, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review; NC Pattern Jury Instructions Student Clerk; Labor and Employment Law Society, Vice President
Summer Employment: Office of General Counsel, RTI International
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Carolina Inn
Fun Fact: I've met Denzel Washington, Michelle Obama, Ashley Judd, and Sarah Palin

Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Kinston, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina Law Review; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; Honors Writing Scholar
Summer Employment: Hon. Malcolm Howard; Brooks Pierce; K&L Gates
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Outdoor Education Center
Fun Fact: I guided rafts in Colorado for 6 summers

Jamie Rudd

Jamie Rudd
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Undergrad: Elon University
Activities: Pro Bono Board, Special Trips Coordinator; American Constitution Society, Pro Bono Coordinator; First Amendment Law Review
Summer Employment: Chatham County District Attorney's Office
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Foster's Market
Fun Fact: I have seven pocket constitutions and I always carry one in my book bag. And I also have a founding father's Pez set

Jared Smith

Jared Smith
Class Year: 2L
Hometown: Durham, NC
Undergrad: Davidson University
Activities: Public Relations Coordinator, Pro Bono Program; Non-Profit Leadership Certificate; RA for Public Service Programs
Summer Employment: RA for Public Service Programs
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Trader Joe's
Fun Fact: Part-time singer at a church on Franklin Street

Logan Thore

Logan Thore
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Asheboro, NC
Undergrad: UNC
Activities: North Carolina International Law Journal; Holderness Moot Court; Graduate System Honor Court
Summer Employment: Judge Osteen, US District Court for the Middle District of NC; Office of General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Battle Park
Fun Fact: I coach little league soccer and have seven of nine first place finishes

Julia Welch

Julia Welch
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, OH
Undergrad: Carleton College
Activities: Moot Court; Negotiations Team and Craven Bench; Cancer Pro Bono Project
Summer Employment: Judge Bryant, NC Court of Appeals; Quintiles
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: DSI Comedy Theater
Fun Fact: I have a love/hate relationship with backcountry hiking, but the hiking boots that took me up Mt. Kilimanjaro ten years ago did me well in the Beartooth Wilderness this summer

Sam Williams

Sam Williams
Class Year: 3L
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: Appalachian State University
Activities: Pro Bono Board, Attorney Projects Coordinator
Summer Employment: Pisgah Legal Services; Orange County District Attorney's Office; Tin Fulton Walker & Own
Favorite Place in Chapel Hill: Linda's; Eno State Park
Fun Fact: I host trivia at Linda's Bar & Grill on Wednesday nights

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