The Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program assists incoming first-year and transfer students with the transition to law school by providing continuous guidance and support throughout their entire first-year at USC. From the first day of Orientation to the last final exam in May, incoming students are assigned two Peer Mentors that serve as a primary resource throughout the first year. Mentors assist with this transition by making new students feel welcomed, connecting them with their new environment, and guiding them to social and developmental resources so that all entering students can become an integral part of the law school community. New students meet their specific Mentors during Orientation, and as the semester and year roll along, Mentors check-in regularly. Each selected Peer Mentor is an exceptional second-year law student who sincerely wants to help new students have a fun, successful and engaging first-year.


2014-15 First-Year Peer Mentors

 

Allison Aguirre

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

A Southern California native, Allison was born and raised in Chino Hills, California (proudly ranked as the 13th safest city in the country by the FBI) and graduated from the University of Southern California in 2013 with a double major in Political Science and Communication. During college, she was involved in USC Orientation Programs, interned at BBC Worldwide, Inc., and studied abroad in London, England. A true Trojan, Allison made the arduous two-block journey to USC Law upon graduation. As a 1L, she was a Street Law 1L section representative and an active member of the Latino Law Students Association. This summer, she will intern in the Family Protection Unit at the Orange County District Attorney's Office. In her free time, Allison loves cheering on USC Athletics and the LA Angels baseball team. She is very excited to welcome all of the 1Ls to the USC Trojan Family! Fight on!


 

Robert Allen

Undergraduate: Yale University

Robert (Bobby) Allen was born and raised in sunny San Fernando Valley, in the city of Encino, California. He attended Yale University as an undergraduate, where he pursued a double major in Political Science and Theater Studies. In college, he performed in dozens of plays, including leading roles with the Yale DRAMAT at the University Theatre and the Yale Repertory Theatre. After graduating, he moved back to Los Angeles, where he worked as an actor and tutor until he enrolled at the USC Gould School of Law last fall. This summer, Bobby worked as a summer associate at Tucker Ellis LLP, and this coming year he looks forward to serving as a peer mentor, as well as a writing fellow and the Student Bar Association's Faculty Selection Chair. Outside of law school, Bobby loves college football, playing soccer, acting, singing, dancing, and playing piano. Bobby has always considered himself a lifelong Trojan, and couldn't be happier to welcome the class of 2017 to the Trojan family. Fight On!


 

Adrian Amaya-Ontiveros

Undergraduate: UC Riverside

Adrian grew up in Perris, California, a small city between the coast of Los Angeles and the desert of Coachella. He attended undergrad at the University of California, Riverside, where he majored in Sociology/Law and Society. During his last quarter of undergrad Adrian had the amazing opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C. During his time there, Adrian interned for a whistleblower law firm and had the opportunity to draft the initial complaint for a case that resulted in a $110 million reward for the firm, for which Adrian received 8 units of externship credit (the partners insist you cannot put a dollar value on experience). This summer Adrian will be working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in their Los Angeles office. Outside of law school, Adrian enjoys spending time with his family, rooting for the Lakers (yes, despite this last season), and avoiding discussing Game of Thrones with anyone for fear of spoilers. Adrian is excited to help his mentees successfully navigate their 1L year and cannot wait to welcome the class of 2017 to the Trojan family!


 

Armen Aslanian

Undergraduate: UCLA

Armen was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He attended Undergrad at UCLA where he majored in political science. After graduation he took a year off and worked for a firm in Beverly Hills but mostly enjoyed a nice break from school. As a 1L, Armen was part of the Entertainment Law Society and Armenian Law Students Association. As a 2L, Armen will serve as the Vice President of the Armenian law students association. In his free time, Armen enjoys watching and playing all types of sports and spending time with friends. Although he is proud of once being a bruin, his pride now and forever lies with the Trojan family. Armen looks forward to welcoming the class of 2017 to the Trojan family.


 

Mark Cikowski

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Mark was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eager to wear flip-flops all year round, Mark attended undergrad at USC, studying Economics with a minor in Cinema-Television. After graduation, he spent time working at ICM Partners - a talent agency based in Century City - and later transitioned to CBS Television. This summer he will be an extern for the Honorable Berle M. Schiller in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As a 1L, he participated as a section representative for the Entertainment Law Society and is excited to continue on with that organization next year as Co-Treasurer. Mark loves thin-crust pizza, weekenders, Anthony Bourdain, and epic movie scores. He is excited to welcome the class of 2017! Fight on!


 

Annalee Clubb

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Annalee was born in Newport Beach, California, but grew up moving around and has lived in Southern California, Arizona, Kansas, and Virginia. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia in 2011 where she majored in Government. While in college, she volunteered in Cairo, Egypt and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. After graduating, Annalee joined Teach for America in Memphis, Tennessee where she taught middle school science and developed a strong passion for barbeque. Looking to avoid the seasons, Annalee decided to move to Los Angeles. During her 1L year at USC, Annalee was involved with Street Law and the Women's Law Association. This summer she will be working for the California Attorney General in the Correctional Law Section. As a 2L, she looks forward to working as a Legal Writing Fellow and a Peer Mentor. Annalee is over the moon with excitement about meeting the Class of 2017! Fight On!


 

Lee J. Cotton

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Earl Lee Cotton, Jr. (Lee J for short) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate. In college, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and performed in several shows, including playing attorney Billy Flynn in the musical "Chicago" (so technically he's already won a case, right?). He graduated from USC in 2012 with a Bachelor's in Communication with an entertainment emphasis and a minor in Musical Theatre. In the year after graduating, he moved back to Atlanta and worked as hearings coordinator at a real estate law firm. During his 1L year, Lee J was a member of the Entertainment Law Society and Black Law Students Association. This summer, he will be an extern for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall in the Central District of California. As a 2L, he will be a member of the board of the Entertainment Law Society. When not doing things law-related, Lee J enjoys hiking, trips to the beach, going to sporting events (go Braves!), performing, and watching live theatre. Lee J is thrilled to meet and welcome the members of the Class of 2017! Fight On!


 

Madi DiPietro

Undergraduate: UCLA

Madi was born and raised in Hemet, CA. She was a Chi Omega at UCLA, and graduated in 2012 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Society and Genetics. Before starting at USC Gould, Madi worked for a year as a software engineer recruiter. As a 1L, Madi was a Student Bar Association Representative and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. This summer, she worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Paul L. Abrams in downtown Los Angeles. As a 2L, in addition to being a Peer Mentor, Madi will serve as the 2L class Student Bar Association Vice President and Phi Alpha Delta Vice Justice. Outside of law school, she enjoys jogging through the streets of Pasadena, binge-watching Game of Thrones, and brunching. She can't wait to welcome the class of 2017 to the ranks! Fight On!


 

Stuart Downey

Undergraduate: University of Oklahoma

Stuart grew up in Oklahoma City. Sooner-born-and-Sooner-bred, he attended the University of Oklahoma, where he earned degrees in political science and multidisciplinary studies. While an undergraduate, Stuart co-founded a student-run advertising and public relations agency. He continued his humanities education at King's College London, where he earned an MA in cultural and creative industries. While living abroad, he worked for the British Film Institute in the Festivals Office. He moved to Los Angeles to study entertainment law at the University of Southern California. This summer he worked for the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. This year Stuart is co-president of OUTLaw and Outreach Committee Chairman for the Entertainment Law Society. Outside of law school, he reviews films for Front Row Reviews UK and regularly dances to Robyn. He welcomes the class of 2017 to the Trojan family.


 

Emily Grimm

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University

Emily was raised in Lexington, Kentucky, surrounded by plenty of horses, bluegrass, and college basketball. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2013 with double majors in International Studies and Spanish and double minors in Philosophy and Theatre. While a sophomore, Emily studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, probably doing more traveling and tapas-eating than traditional studying! After working for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. the summer after her junior year, she developed an interest in law school and decided it was time to see the West Coast. During her 1L year, Emily was involved with the Women's Law Association (WLA), the Sports Law Society (SLS), and the Career Services Office Student Advisory Board. As a 2L, she will be an Alumni Relations Co-Chair for WLA and the the VP of Special Events for SLS. This summer she will be externing for the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez in DTLA. She could not be more excited to meet the class of 2017 and give ya'll a proper Southern welcome to USC Law!


 

Ian Harbor

Undergraduate: Purdue University

Ian grew up in Indiana, a state well known for being one of those flat ones you drove through once on the way to Cedar Point. He graduated from Purdue in 2009 with an incredibly rare and valuable English degree but without any sense of what to do next. Accepting a nomination to serve in the Peace Corps, Ian spent two years in Kyrgyzstan teaching English in a small mountain village while growing strong on a diet of boiled sheep face and fermented mare's milk. Seeking to really go outside his comfort zone, he then moved to Orange County, where he worked as a litigation clerk at a construction law firm while applying to law schools. As a 1L he enjoyed sampling the free food offered by USC Law's many worthy student groups before deciding to co-found his own, the nascent Video Game Law Society. Next year he looks forward to becoming more involved with the Public Interest Law Foundation and the Street Law Society, in addition to being an excellent Peer Mentor. Ian is a crossword enthusiast, Broncos fan, and LOST apologist; he is thrilled to meet the class of 2017 and have the opportunity to show them what a great experience USC Law can be!


 

Amy Hulbert

Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Amy was born and raised in Southern California, spending her teenage years in Orange County. At UC San Diego, Amy studied Political Science. Having had too much exposure to almost perfect weather and sandy beaches, she took a semester to study in Florence, Italy where she learned about delicious food, quality wine, and international relations of course. After graduation, Amy took 2 years off and worked in San Diego as a file clerk in a personal injury firm until she became a Trojan. As a 1L she was a member of the Woman's Law Association and enjoyed finally having a football team. Next year she will be Alumni Outreach co-chair for WLA and Event Planning Co-Chair for Legal Aid Alternative Breaks. Amy looks forward to welcoming the new students into the Trojan family! Fight On!


 

Kate Ikehara

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Kate was born and raised in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 2012 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Communication and the Entertainment Industry. Upon graduation, she worked as a clerk at a law firm in Torrance for one year before returning home to USC for law school. This summer, Kate will be externing for the Honorable Andrew J. Wistrich at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She is excited to serve as the Social Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and to work as a Pre-Law Advising Intern with the USC Dornsife Office of Advising. Kate loves cooking, going to the beach, and discovering new restaurants. She cannot wait to welcome the Class of 2017 to the Trojan family!


 

Michael Johnson

Undergraduate: Arizona State University

Michael was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied accounting and communication at Arizona State University. After graduating in 2013, he left the desert and headed further west. As a 1L, his most notable achievement was being crowned Law Prom Duke by his esteemed peers. Not wanting to leave the law school, this summer he worked as a Research Assistant for both the law library and Professor Daniel Klerman. As a 2L, Michael will also be serving as Outreach Chair for the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA). Outside of law school, he enjoys sports, the weather, and watching cacti grow. Michael looks forward to welcoming the incoming class!


 

Brittany Kitchen

Undergraduate: San Diego State University

Brittany was born and raised in the classy city of San Diego. She studied public relations at San Diego State University, working in the public relations and marketing industry for two years before coming to law school. Over summer she worked at Paramount Pictures in the Legal Affairs department where she interpreted motion picture contracts to determine Paramount's ability to adapt the titles to a television series. As an avid adventure seeker, Brittany enjoys hiking, swimming, long walks on the beach and anything outdoors. She is also a sports fanatic and loves the Chargers and LeBron James. In fact, her favorite Sunday pastime is watching NFL RedZone and yelling at the TV. At USC Law, she serves on the board of both the Entertainment and Sports Law Societies, is a member of the Latino Law Society, and, of course, is a peer mentor to the best group of 1Ls around. She can't wait to meet all her mentees and help make their 1L year fun and rewarding.


 

Zachary Lainer

Undergraduate: University of Michigan

Zachary Lainer was born and raised here in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a BA in Organizational Studies. Before law school, Zachary lived and worked in Washington DC, where he was Press Secretary for Congressman Howard L. Berman and the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He decided to come back to Southern California for law school to be near his ever-expanding family (1 niece and 3 nephews), and enjoy the sunny LA weather. He is an avid Lakers and Michigan sports fan, and enjoys hiking, biking and just being active. This summer, Zachary will extern at the United States Bankruptcy Court, and next year, will serve as President of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Zachary is looking forward to welcoming the new class of 2017.


 

Rebecca Lee

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Rebecca was born in Pasadena, California, but also lived in Massachusetts and New York before finally settling in Scottsdale, Arizona. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a major in English, concentrating in Creative Writing. During college, she was a coxswain for the Dartmouth Men's Heavyweight Crew team and studied abroad at the University of Glasgow. She took a year off between college and law school during which she taught high school students in Seoul, South Korea and ran her own tutoring business back in Scottsdale. As a 1L, Rebecca was the first year representative in APALSA, participated in Street Law, and was part of the Terrace Community. As a 2L, Rebecca will serve as Co-President of APALSA and work as a LL.M. Legal Writing Fellow. This summer, she interned at the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In her free time, she is a spin instructor, a yoga enthusiast, and avid protein baker. Rebecca can't wait to welcome the class of 2017 into the Trojan Family!


 

Kevin Lin

Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Kevin Chill Lin grew up in Fremont, CA in the Bay Area until he went to college at sunny UC San Diego. He was involved in Tau Kappa Epsilon and strictly observed Taco Tuesdays until his graduation in 2012. He also spent a semester 'studying' abroad in Shanghai. As a 1L, Kevin was a 1L rep in APALSA and a Terrace-cite. This summer, he will be interning at the L.A City Attorney's Office in the Intellectual Property division. Next year, Kevin will be involved in SBA as the Admissions Chair and APALSA as Co-President. He reps the Golden State Warriors to the fullest and his idol is his cousin, Jeremy Lin. Welcome class of 2017 and Fight on!


 

Scott Mills

Undergraduate: Elon University

Scott was born and raised in Cumming, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. After high school he went to Elon University in North Carolina where he majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish and International Studies. After graduating a semester early and working for a political fundraising firm in Atlanta, Scott made the cross country move to LA to attend law school at USC. As a 1L, Scott attended every USC football tailgate and was a member of the Government Law Organization. He is a huge soccer fan and this summer intends to watch every single game of the World Cup. Aside from soccer, Scott enjoys golf, fitness, and spending hours in the library. This summer, he worked at the USC's Post Conviction Justice Project. Scott can't wait to meet the Class of 2017 and welcome them to USC.


 

Jose Nuno

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Jose is a Southern California native, having been raised in San Diego and spending the last eight years in Los Angeles. In 2010, Jose graduated with a B.A. in American Studies & Ethnicity and Political Science from USC and spent the following three years doing social justice/community organizing work in South Los Angeles. After deciding he was ready (you're never ready) to go to law school, Jose made the obvious choice and returned to USC. #doubletrojan #fighton #iusehashtags. As a 2L, Jose will serve as Co-President for the Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) and the Law Firm Chair for the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). Jose is looking forward to meeting everyone from the Class of 2017 and welcoming them to the Trojan Family!


 

Lauryn Pollard

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Lauryn was born and raised in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Policy, Planning and Development and a Masters in Health Administration. Upon graduation, pursuing her passion in healthcare she worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Government and Industry Relations before returning home to her USC family for law school. This summer Lauryn will be externing for the Cancer Legal Resource Center in downtown Los Angeles. She is now the Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, and excited to serve as curriculum chair for USC Street Law. Lauryn loves The Rolling Stones on vinyl, cooking anything with kale, Pilates and road trips to hunt for the perfect vintage treasures in her free time. From one Trojan to another, welcome class of 2017! Fight on!


 

Ana Luiza Reyngach

Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Ana Luiza was born in Brazil and grew up in the Bay Area. She attended the University of California, San Diego for undergrad and majored in sociology, with a concentration in law and society, and psychology. During her 1L summer, Ana externed for Judge Wilner in the Central District of California. She wants to pursue a career in federal prosecution or international human rights (details to be determined). Ana has so many interests that she cannot possibility fit everything into one lifetime. She is in love with the ocean and everything in it. She kayaks, paddleboards, snorkels, and occasionally takes on a surfboard. Ana thinks one the best things anyone can do in life is travel the world. Her favorite country is Spain! She loves cupcakes, books, yoga, and spontaneous adventures.


 

Rowley Rice

Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Rowley Rice was born and raised in sunny San Clemente, California. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 as a Government major and graduated with his Master's in American Government in 2013. While an undergraduate, he spent his junior year at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After that he decided he'd had enough of the cold so Rowley wisely moved to Los Angeles to attend USC for law school. As a 1L Rowley was a member of the Entertainment Law Society and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). This summer Rowley will be working as a summer associate at the Los Angeles office of Skadden Arps. As a 2L Rowley looks forward to being a case manager for IRAP. When not studying Rowley enjoys traveling, running, and reading outside. Rowley is thrilled to welcome the class of 2017 to USC! Fight on!


 

Morgan Schwartz

Undergraduate: Brandeis University

Morgan was born in New York, NY and grew up right here in Los Angeles, CA until she decided to head back and brave the East Coast weather at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. She graduated from Brandeis in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies and minors in Business and Theater. While in college, she was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority and also starred in her own real-life version of Pitch Perfect as a member of the co-ed a capella group, Starving Artists. Having forgotten how nice it was to live in sunny LA, Morgan moved to New York City where she spent two years working in Advertising Sales for Bravo TV. She left her life full of Housewives and Top Chef to move back to Los Angeles to attend USC Law School. She is so happy she became a Trojan. This summer, Morgan will be working as a judicial extern for the Honorable George H. King in the Central District of California. As a 2L, Morgan will be a Writing Fellow for the Legal Writing & Advocacy Program and will be the treasurer for both the Entertainment Law Society and the Jewish Law Students Association. Morgan is so excited to be a peer mentor and welcome the newest Trojans to the USC family. Fight on!


 

Jordan Smith

Undergraduate: University of Tennessee

Jordan was born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Memphis, TN. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012 with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, and went on to receive a Master's of Public Policy/Administration & American Institutions from UT in 2013. During college, he was active in debate and participated in projects aimed at improving elementary schools in Knoxville; he also studied and lived abroad in Southern Spain. Although wanting to be a veterinarian most of his life, he chose to enroll at USC Law in 2013. During his 1L year, he was a member of PILF (Public Interest Law Foundation), LAAB (Legal Aid Alternative Breaks), and the Terrace Community for 1L students. This summer, Jordan is working as an extern to Judge Dean Pregerson of the US Federal District Courts. He hopes to be a public interest litigator, whatever that means (nobody knows). Jordan is looking forward to meeting all the incoming students!


 

Bingxi Sun

Undergraduate: UC San Diego

Ceci was born in Shanghai, China, but grew up on the tropical island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i, where she amazingly survived without ever learning how to swim. Ceci's first taste of the Best Coast was sweet, sweet, San Diego. She attended UC San Diego, where she earned a B.A. in International Studies-Economics and became an avid Mexican food eater. In college, she mentored international students, studied abroad in Taiwan, and interned at the S.D. City Attorney's Office. After graduating, she spent a year traveling in Asia before returning to sunny California for law school. As a 1L, Ceci was a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and will serve as Community Service Chair for APALSA next year. This summer, she will be working at the L.A. City Attorney's Office. She enjoys exploring unfamiliar places and Yelping local eateries. She is excited to meet and support the incoming 1Ls. Welcome to the Trojan family, Class of 2017!


 

Raymond Velarde

Undergraduate: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Raymond was born in a tiny military town known as Limestone, Maine. After playing college football at Dakota Wesleyan University, he relocated to University of Nevada Las Vegas where he earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. While anxiously awaiting to attend law school at USC, Raymond worked as a substitute teacher and a junior high basketball coach. During his 1L year at USC, he was a member of the Federalist Society, volunteered for Street Law, and played on the USC Supreme Court Basketball team. This summer Raymond will be working hard for the US Navy JAG Corps in San Diego. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, eating good food, and spending time with his family. Raymond is looking forward to getting to know the incoming class of 2017 and welcome them to the Trojan family!


 

Alisa Wecker

Undergraduate: Brandeis University

Alisa was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2012, with degrees in International and Global Studies and Hispanic Studies. Although she enjoyed being in Boston, four cold winters were enough, and she moved back to sunny LA after graduating. She spent the year between college and law school working at an entertainment business management firm. As a 1L, Alisa was a member of the Women's Law Association and as a 2L, she is looking forward to serving as the Academic Chair for the Jewish Law Students Association. This summer, she interned at Public Counsel with the Children's Rights Project. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, cooking and travelling. Alisa is excited to welcome the class of 2017 to the Trojan family!


 

Jacqueline Yaeger

Undergraduate: University of Redlands

Jackie has lived all over California but calls Riverside her home. She went to the University of Redlands, graduating in 2013 after double majoring in Government and English Literature. At Redlands, she was involved with the student government's Judicial Council, started a charity to raise money for cancer research, and worked part-time in a criminal defense firm. During her first year at USC Law, Jackie served as the 1L rep for the Art Law Society and became known in the law cafe as 'the girl who only buys Snickers bars.' This summer Jackie will be working in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, in the Sexually Violent Predators Unit in downtown LA. She cannot wait for the new Fall semester when football season starts again and she gets to meet USC Law's newest students. Fight on, and welcome to USC!


 

Arianna Young

Undergraduate: University of Central Florida

Arianna Young was born in Seattle, Washington and raised all the way in Palm City, Florida. As a UCF Knight, she served as a student senator, vice president of Kappa Delta sorority, and as chair of UCF student government's governmental affairs and scholarship committees. While earning her double-degree in Political Science and International & Global Studies, Arianna developed a love for public interest which brought her here to USC Law. Along with being Section F-J's Student Bar Association Representative this year, she is the incoming SBA 2L Class President. She enjoys acoustic music, anything covered in ketchup, is Harry Potter-obsessed, loves the Seattle Seahawks, and shares a birthday with the Oreo cookie. This summer Arianna will be working as an extern for Judge Michael Wilner at the United States District Court for the Central District of California.




2014-15 Transfer Peer Mentors

 

Kevin Javidzad

Undergraduate: University of Southern California

Kevin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California as an avid USC fan. He completed his undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in real estate finance at USC's Marshall School of Business. Kevin spent a year working as an analyst for a successful real estate brokerage firm before starting law school. At USC Law, Kevin has been working to complete his Business Law Certificate to complement his background and experience in real estate and business. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys figuring out popular and house music on the piano. In the coming year, Kevin will be serving as the 3L Class President and as a Peer Mentor, and he is looking forward to welcoming all the new Trojans to the Gould Community!


 

Alexa Mayfield

Undergraduate: UC Santa Barbara

Alexa is a third year law student who was born and raised in the countryside of Salinas, California. She attended UCSB where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, and majored in Communications and minored in History. Her love of history and culture led her to study abroad twice during undergrad, a summer in Greece and a semester in Barcelona. Before transferring to USC Law, Alexa spent her first year of law school at University of San Francisco. Missing the Southern California sunshine, as well as friends and family, she decided to transfer to USC Law. At USC Law, Alexa participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program, and currently serves as the Administrative Vice Chair. Alexa spent her first summer after law school interning with the Bronx Defenders in New York City. This summer, she is interning with the Los Angeles County Public Defenders. She enjoys the outdoors, running, traveling, reading, and film. She is excited about the new transfers and is looking forward to meeting them!


 

Lyndsie Russell

Undergraduate: California State University - Fresno

Lyndsie is a third year law student born and raised in Redding, California. She attended Fresno State as a member of the Smittcamp Family Honors College and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Criminology in 2012. Before transferring to USC, Lyndsie spent her first year of law school at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. During 1L summer, she worked as an extern for the Pro Se Department at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Throughout Spring semester and summer of 2L year, Lyndsie worked at Water Kraus & Paul in El Segundo. Next year, Lyndsie is looking forward to serving as the Justice of USC's Phi Alpha Delta chapter and the Student Liaison to the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Lyndsie can't wait to meet the newest members of the Trojan transfer family!



2014-2015 Peer Mentor Executive Board

 

Jillian Chou

Undergraduate: USC

Jillian was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. During USC undergrad, she quickly fell in love with Southern California and USC football. Jillian loved the intersection between her International Relations major and issues of social justice and after graduating from USC, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she taught high school chemistry through Teach for America. As a 2L at USC Law, Jillian was a clinic student in the International Human Rights Clinic and she will be externing at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands next spring. Next year, Jillian is excited to be part of the Peer Mentor Executive Board and she cannot wait to welcome the class of 2017 to the Trojan Family!


 

Henna Pithia

Undergraduate: UC Irvine

Henna was born and raised in London, England, but moved to Southern California when she was eight years old. She attended the University of California, Irvine where she studied international studies and political science, with a concentration in Middle Eastern politics. After graduating from UC Irvine, she spent three months travelling through London, Crete, Santorini, Amsterdam, and Paris, before attending law school in the fall. As a first year at USC Law, she was an active member in the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA). She spent her first year summer working with the Downtown Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for the Sex Crimes division. During her second year in law school, Henna was President of IRAP and Co-President of SALSA. Henna also became a Student Representative for the South Asian Bar Association. Henna spent her second year summer working for the United Nations Refugee Agency in Washington D.C. She cannot wait to welcome the new class of 2016! Welcome to the Trojan family!


 

Travis Schumer

Undergraduate: UC Davis

Travis Schumer grew up all over the East Coast, but moved out to California for high school and has decided that he ought to stay here for the beautiful sunshine. He graduated from UC Davis in 2012 with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy and then decided to join the Trojan Family for law school. As a 1L he served as a Section Representative for OUTLaw, the law school's LGBT student organization, and as a 2L he continued to serve as the Vice President. As a 3L, Travis looks forward to being a Submission Editor for the Review of Law and Social Justice (RLSJ). He has spent his summers in the public interest world, advocating for foster children after 1L and then serving as a Law Clerk in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Officer after 2L. He really enjoys exploring LA and experience all the fantastic food he can find! He is really looking forward to meeting the class of 2017 and welcoming them to the Trojan Family!


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