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Executive Board



Kevin Shin


Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Class of 2013

About: Originally from Seoul, my family immigrated to United States when I was 10 years old.  Prior to law school, I worked as an Economic consultant for three years in Chicago.  In my spare time, I enjoy running and playing soccer. You will also see me with a cup of coffee at all times. 

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Jay Yi


Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Undergrad: Duke University, Class of 2012

About: After college, I lived in NYC doing a variety of things: running an Instagram foodie account (@hungryNYC), volunteering as a police officer, fighting in officiated boxing matches, teaching high school in the Bronx, and paralegaling (not an actual word) at the Manhattan DA’s. I am currently considering a legal career in transactional law, perhaps antitrust or M&A. 

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Nathan Regenold


Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis

About: After graduating from college, I served in Liberia as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching high school math and science. When I returned, I worked as a legal assistant with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project for two years. I like going to concerts, being outdoors, and traveling. 

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Heun Geun (H.G.) Song


Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Undergrad: University of Michigan

About: I served as a training instructor in the Republic of Korea Army for two years, instructing how to perform in combat and self-defense. I like playing golf, racquetball, and tennis. Legal career-wise, I want to practice international tax law.


Katy Ho


Hometown: Danville, CA


Undergrad: UCLA


About: After college, I worked as an auditor in an accounting firm in San Francisco during which I ran my first (and perhaps only) half marathon. Entering my 3L year, I remain very involved at Georgetown Law. Besides APALSA, I am the Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, a member of the Barrister's Council ADR division, and a research assistant for a professor. This summer, I worked as a summer associate at a firm in DC and hope to pursue a career in white collar litigation.


Christine Zhao


Hometown: North Babylon, NY

Undergrad: Boston College


About: I hope to pay off my loans

while I'm still young at heart, I am Yelp Elite but not that life elite, and I am very good at binge-watching television. My career goals include being a (relatively) successful, licensed attorney and continuing to work with/for people I respect. Long-term, I see myself staying at a firm but remain interested in seeing what happens.


Leigh Barton


Hometown: Just a small town girl

Undergrad: Wellesley College

About: I was born in Wuhan, China and adopted when I was less than three months old. I have lived in the US ever since and so don't speak any Chinese (although I did try to learn). I am interested in environmental law, both regulatory and litigation, but have not decided on whether I'm interested in private or public sector work.

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Junsuk Lee


Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Undergrad: Amherst College


About: I am interested in practicing international trade, sanctions, and dispute resolutions. Prior to attending law school, I served in the ROK Army as an intelligence agent, stationed on the front line in the Demilitarized Zone and frequently deployed in various places as part of the US-ROK Combined Forces Command. I played the violin for more than 16 years and joined the Amherst College Symphony Orchestra throughout college. I also have a black belt in Taekwondo.

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Christina Phan


Hometown: Houston, Texas


Undergrad: Barnard College/Columbia University

About: I write with my right hand, but I do everything else with my left hand. My parents forced me to switch when I first started to learn how to write because they thought being conforming would be more convenient. I was born and raised in Houston, but I speak Vietnamese fluently because my family could not speak English growing up. I am the first in my family to go to college and law school, so I'm always looking for new ways to increase the pipeline for first generation students. 


Stacy Ham


Hometown: Oakton, VA

Undergrad: B.A. Cognitive Science, M.T. Elementary Education


About: Interested in child advocacy, has a pig collection, and knows more Spanish than Korean.

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Dylan Blommaert


Hometown: Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Undergrad: Tilburg University


About: I was born in the Netherlands and lived there for 21 years. As a proper Dutchman, I cycle everywhere, leading me to risk my life every day on the streets of D.C. as crazy car drivers insist on cutting me off as often as possible. Also, I may or may not have a thorough knowledge of Korean pop groups.


Melanie Dellplain


Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Undergrad: Wesleyan University, 2014


About: I am currently interested in criminal law. I have seen every episode of Friends at least five times, and I would be content living the rest of my life eating nothing but red curry, pastrami, and gummies.  


Julie Choi Shin


Hometown: Westeros

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania

About: Loves game of thrones!


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