Hometown: Beijing, China
Previous School(s): China University of Political and Law (Major in Law) & Peking University (Major in Economics)
About: Yiyang is a legal nomad from Beijing. Prior to Georgetown, she studied law in China, Sweden, and the US. She has worked both in the public and the private sector—at a gender-based violence NGO and then at a big law as a first-year associate. At Georgetown, Yiyang is a Blume Public Interest Scholar, Global Law Scholar, and Torts tutor. Outside of law school, Yiyang has a struggling comedy career and enjoys practicing guzheng and biking around the city. Over 1L summer, she interned at the District Court for the District of Columbia and is externing at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia during 2L fall. Yiyang is interested in litigation, arbitration, and antitrust, and is passionate about gender equality and social justice.
EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT
Hometown: Suwon, South Korea
Previous School(s) Milligan University (Majors in Political Science and Business Administration)
About: Somang was born in South Korea, grew up in Cambodia, and came to the U.S. for higher education. At Milligan University, she was the Student Body President and the Head Delegate for the college’s Model UN team. Prior to joining the GULC community, she worked at the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center assisting victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking. This past summer, Somang was a Law Clerk at Kim & Chang and researched for two Georgetown Law professors Anna Gelpern and Kevin Tobia. Her international background inspired her interest in antitrust law, international trade law, and international human rights law. In addition to serving on APALSA’s e-board, Somang is a Legal Practice Law Fellow, Communications Director for IRAP, and Staff Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law (GJIL). In her free time, she loves to shop at Trader Joes, fuel her caffeine addiction, and cook Korean dishes.
INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT
Hometown: Southampton, Pennsylvania
Previous School(s): Fordham University (Majors in International Political Economy and Theology)
About: Nick is a 2L at Georgetown Law. Prior to law school, he worked as a teacher in Yap, Micronesia, as a resident assistant with a study abroad program in El Salvador, and as a special projects and enrollment manager with Partnership School, a network of Catholic elementary schools in New York and Cleveland. Professionally, Nick is interested in criminal defense and juvenile justice and spent the summer after 1L interning with the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, which serves as the juvenile public defender in New Orleans. In addition to his role in APALSA, Nick is a Legal Practice Law fellow, a staff editor with the American Criminal Law Review, a peer advisor, and a student worker with Campus Ministry. Outside of school, he loves cooking, running, reading, and doing the New York Times crossword!
Hometown: LaGrange, GA
Previous School(s) Duke University (Major in Public Policy)
About: Erin moved around a lot as a child, but now considers the state of Georgia home. After graduating from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy, she split her time working as the Youth Organizer at North Carolina Asian Americans Together and the Policy Advocacy Intern at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta. At Georgetown, Erin is a member of APALSA, Korean American Law Students Association, and Women of Color Collective. She also serves as a 1L Peer Advisor and member of the Georgetown Law Technology Review. During her 1L summer, Erin was the Legal Policy Intern at the National Network For Youth and a Research Assistant with the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy. In her free time, Erin loves to explore new foods, watch movies, and paint.
Bre de Vera
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Previous School(s): University of Southern California (Majors in Journalism and English Literature)
About: Bre is native Californian — she grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles to study English literature and journalism at the University of Southern California. Prior to matriculating at Georgetown she worked at Los Angeles City Planning and later as a reporter for a local Los Angeles technology news outlet. In addition to serving on APALSA's e-board, Bre is a staff member on the Georgetown Law Technology Review, a student worker at the Office of Public Interest and Community Service, and a former research assistant for the Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. When she's not reading for class you can find her cafe hopping, thrifting, and buying more plants than she needs.
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Previous School(s): McGill University (Majors in Industrial & Labor Relations and East Asian Studies Minor)
About: Rosalie came to the United States from Toronto and Montreal in search of warmer weather. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she studied Industrial Relations and East Asian Studies. At McGill, she was president of her sorority and involved in student government. Prior to law school, Rosalie worked as a research assistant to professors at McGill and Columbia Law School and worked on projects for the Moulin Rouge and Hamilton musicals. At Georgetown, Rosalie is a RISE Fellow and a Business Law Scholar. Rosalie was a summer associate at King & Spalding's NYC office during her 1L summer and also did an internship with Amazon. She is a staff editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and a judicial intern at the DC Superior Court for the Fall 2022 semester. Rosalie is interested in exploring many areas of law and will be joining Jones Day in the Washington, DC office for Summer 2023.
Hometown: New York, NY
Previous School(s): SUNY Stony Brook (Majors in Art History and Psychology)
About: Kachun is a 2L at Georgetown Law. After graduating from Stony Brook with honors in Art History, he was an AmeriCorps VISTA and later Communications Developer for a New York City-area legal services non-profit. The son of Chinese American immigrants from Hong Kong, Kachun is passionate about serving the legal needs of the Asian American community. He had previously provided translation services in Cantonese for New York Chinatown-area seniors interested in obtaining legal assistance. Last summer, he interned with the Hon. Denny Chin in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On campus, Kachun is an APALSA Professional Chair (Private Sector), a Legal Research and Writing Law Fellow, and a member of RISE.
Hometown: Northville, Michigan
Previous School(s) University of Chicago (Major in Public Policy), Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Master's in Public Policy)
About: Aimee is a 2L at Georgetown Law. She was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area in Michigan before moving to Chicago for college where she studied public policy and human rights. Before law school, she obtained her Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in International and Global Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School. During her 1L summer, she was a Summer Associate for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights in their International Advocacy & Litigation Department. Aimee is a Legal Practice Law Fellow and a staff editor on the Georgetown Journal of International Law. She enjoys reading mystery novels, taking long walks, and completing crossword puzzles.
Hometown: Beijing, China
Previous School(s): College of William & Mary (Majors in International Relations and Economics); Sciences Po Paris (Master's in International Economic Policy)
About: Chengying comes from Beijing, China. She graduated from William & Mary and went to Sciences Po Paris for Master's in International Economic Policy. Prior to law school, she interned at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to serving on APALSA's e-board, Chengying is also an Institute of International Economic Law fellow and a member of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Chengying loves arts and animals. She enjoys painting, reading, swimming, and traveling.
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Previous School(s): Penn State University (Major in Biology)
About: Dylan is a 2L at Georgetown Law. He was also formerly a part of section four. He graduated from Penn State in 2020 with a degree in biology with a concentration in physiology. Finding an interest in the law, he changed his career trajectory and chose to pursue law school. He is interested in corporate, antitrust, and tax law. He also serves as the Internal Vice President of Korean American Law Student Association. In his free time, he enjoys watching films, listening to music, and watching musicals.
Jane Changyue Yin
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Previous School(s): University of Pennsylvania (Major in History)
About: Jane is a 2L at Georgetown Law. She grew up in China and went to high school and college on the East Coast. In college, she studied history and art history, and kept both close to her heart and life after graduation. She has been engaged in International Student Alliance during undergraduate and hopes to continue such involvement in law school. This past summer, she interned at the Institute of Art and Law and the National Immigration Forum. In addition to APALSA, Jane is also involved in Barristers’ Council and the art law association (GALA). She enjoys going to ramen restaurants, visiting museums, and going to the gym during her free time.
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Previous School(s): Stanford University (Majors in History and Philosophy of Science)
About: Mell was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Mell majored in History and Philosophy of Science with a focus on biology and physics. Prior to coming to Georgetown, they spent several years exploring different career paths, having been a marketing manager, a legal secretary, and a human resources coordinator. Their experience in human resources and California labor law compliance inspired them to come to law school where they are pursuing a career in labor and employment law. In addition to serving as APALSA's Community Chair, Mell is on the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. In their free time, Mell likes to tend to their burgeoning plant collection and cook elaborate meals.