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  • Profile picture of Matthew Folks

    Matthew Folks

    Matt graduated with an MBA from Oklahoma State University in 2014 and a B.A. in Advertising from Brigham Young University in 2009. As a Captain and a Space Operations Officer in the Air Force, Matt supervised launch operations for DoD satellites and ballistic missile tests. In his current position, he trains new officers in orbital mechanics and space operations. Matt will be attending Harvard Law School following the end of his active duty service commitment.

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    Matthew Ball

    Matt is a Pat Tillman Scholar and is pursuing a J.D. at Stanford University.  Originally from Colorado, Matt received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2008.  Matt served as an Army Intelligence Officer for seven years, including a year-long deployment to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division, two deployments to Afghanistan as part of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and a deployment to Turkey with a Joint Special Operations Task Force.

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    Matt Wilcoxen

    After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 2002 with a degree in Astronautical Engineering, Matthew completed undergraduate pilot training with the Navy and Air Force. Having served as both a T-6 instructor pilot at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida, and a KC-10 combat schoolhouse instructor pilot at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, he has amassed 3,100 flight hours on worldwide missions. Matthew has completed five combat deployments while flying over 900 combat hours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa.  He will be pursuing law school at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Matt Capoccia

    After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2009, Matt was stationed in Baumholder, Germany, where he served as a Fire Direction Officer and Field Artillery Platoon Leader. In 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan and served first as a Platoon Leader and later as a Camp Administrator and Liaison Officer for an Afghan National Civil Order Police Training Center. He moved to Fort Jackson, SC in 2012 and was selected by the US Army Physical Fitness School to be a Master Fitness Trainer Course Team Leader, which he served as until 2014. He will be leaving active duty in August 2014 to join Yale Law School class of 2017.

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    Marc Hendel

    Marc graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Mathematics and History. While an undergrad he studied Hebrew and ran competitively. After college, he moved to Israel for a year to teach English and establish running clubs across the country. In 2013, Marc began his study of law at Washington University. He spent his first summer doing defense work for the Navy JAG Corps and his second summer working on government contracts for the Army JAG Corps. Marc has recently commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy reserves and will become an active duty member of the Navy JAG Corps in October 2016.

  • Profile picture of Manning Kalish

    Manning Kalish

    Manning is in his fourth year of the J.D./M.P.P. program at Georgetown University Law Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown and will graduate in 2018. Originally from St. Louis, MO, he is a 2005 graduate of the University of Washington.  Manning separated from the Army as a Captain in 2012 after six years on active duty, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and four years in the Army Reserves as a medic before that.  Prior to attending Georgetown he was a substitute teacher in Austin, TX.

  • Profile picture of M. Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

    M. Alejandra Parra-Orlandoni

    M. Alejandra is an associate in Gunderson Dettmer's Boston office, where she focuses on corporate partnering, technology protection and acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Alejandra was an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC.  Alejandra graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015.  While there, Alejandra was a Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute Fellow and served a board member of the Armed Forces Association and the Law and International Development Society. She also conducted research for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and served in DoD’s Office of General Counsel International Affairs Division.  Prior to enrolling in law school, Alejandra served as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer and completed two WESTPACs in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She also worked on an ONR-funded project designing behaviors for autonomous vehicles, signal processing and underwater acoustics while earning her M.S. in Mechanical/Oceanographic Engineering from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.  Alejandra received a B.S. in Systems Engineering in 2005 from USNA.

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    Luke Charette

    Luke joined the Coast Guard reserves in 2010 as a maritime law enforcement officer.  He spent the first five years of his reserve career in a deployable operation group unit, and the last two on a vessel security boarding team in Portsmouth, Virginia.  This summer (2017), he will attend the Coast Guard reserve Officer Candidate School and hopes to receive a billet as an intelligence officer.  In his civilian career, he has worked as an assistant department head at a golf course in Watertown, Ma, and a military tuition assistance and veteran’s benefits representative at a large university.  Luke graduated with his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business from American Military University in 2015, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Liberty University in March of 2017.  In the fall of 2017, Luke will attend Washington and Lee University School of Law (Class of 2020).

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    Loren Voss

    Loren is pursuing a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a concurrent M.A. in Global Affairs at Yale. She graduated with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in International Relations and Psychology. Following undergraduate studies, Loren was commissioned in the Air Force  where she served as an intelligence chief for an F-15 squadron and as an intelligence expert in the Air Force Central Command. In this role, she organized and chaired two conferences that created the Air Force’s reference document for understanding and training to threats. This past summer she interned in the Executive Office of the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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    John Fortin

    John is originally from Durham, N.C., enlisting in the Navy in 2006 as a Cryptologist. While on Active Duty he has deployment experience in the SOUTHCOM Area of Responsibility conducting Counter Illicit Trafficking Operations as well as a deployment to Afghanistan supporting Special Operations and Village Stability Operations. John has interfaced across the intelligence community but worked specifically for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. John attended American Military University while on Active Duty and graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in Intelligence Studies.  John is a 2L at the University of Richmond and serves on the University of Richmond Law Review staff.

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    Jonathan Yi

    Jonathan is a member of the construction practice group at Troutman Sanders. He earned his BA from the University of Florida, and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. In 2013 Jonathan co-founded the law school exam workshop for law students in the Atlanta area. In addition, Jonathan assists students from disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds apply to and obtain financial aid from colleges and universities. He was a former admissions officer at the University of Chicago.

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    Josh Mathew

    Josh received his BA in Economics and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University in 2009. After graduating, Josh joined the Dubai office of Monitor Deloitte and consulted on economic development projects in the Middle East for two years. In 2012, he attended Army Officer Candidate School and commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Josh served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey and the 11th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin. He will attend Harvard Law School in the Fall of 2016.

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    Josh Sandler

    Josh grew up in Evanston, Illinois and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 with a BBA in Accountancy. He then served for four years as an active duty infantry officer, mostly in Alaska. In the fall of 2016, Josh started law school back home at Northwestern. He has interned at the Gang Crimes Unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and a District Court judge's chambers in the Northern District of Illinois. He will join Sidley Austin's Chicago summer associate class in 2018.

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    Joshua Carroll

    Josh is an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston and a Major in the United States Air Force Reserve. He has over 12 years of combined active duty and reserve service as an Intelligence Officer. Josh is also the co-founder of Flying Scarfs, a non-profit, which sells handmade artisan scarves made by widows in Afghanistan. He received his J.D. from Duke Law School in 2016. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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    Joshua Fiveson

    Joshua C. Fiveson is an officer in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Prior to this, Fiveson served as an attorney advisor to Judge Kevin Ohlson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, a judicial law clerk for Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas, and a law clerk for the Counter-Terrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division. He has also served as a fellow at the Institute of World Politics, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the Claremont Institute, and the University of Virginia Law School's National Security Law Institute. Fiveson holds a B.S. in Criminology, Law, and Society from George Mason University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Additionally, Fiveson served as the co-director of JD Operations from 2015-2016 and directed the 2016 "Admission Accomplished" conference.

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    Juli Porto

    Juli received an undergraduate degree in Economics from New York University, and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law.  She has worked in the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the Army JAG Corps as a civilian.  She is currently in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia.

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    Justin Daniel

    Justin graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a B.S. in Operations Research. He spent three years at Coast Guard Sector Boston, where he was a Command Duty Officer prosecuting search and rescue cases in the Sector’s command center, and also led the Sector’s Vessel Boarding and Security Team. Justin is a 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is on the Law Review and RegBlog ( He is attending law school through the Coast Guard’s JAG/FLEP program, and has a commitment to JAG after graduating from Penn Law. Justin lives in Philadelphia with his wife and 1 year-old son.

  • Profile picture of Kristopher McVay

    Kristopher McVay

    Kristopher served in the Army Reserve from 2004 to 2014 as a Civil Affairs Specialist. In between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University. He decided to pursue a law degree at the University of Tulsa after he left the Army. He graduated in May 2017 with highest honors and is now a litigation associate at Atkinson Haskins, a civil litigation firm in Tulsa, OK. Kristopher's wife is a former Air Force Captain, and they are the parents of two wonderful daughters.

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    Kyle Ryman

    Kyle received his B.A. in History and commissioned an Infantry Officer from Texas A&M University in May of 2009.  In eight years of service he served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Aide-de-Camp, Assistant Operations Officer, and three time Company Commander.  He is a Ranger School graduate and has deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Korea.  In the Fall of 2017 he will enter Texas Law as part of the class of 2020.

  • Profile picture of Ian Driscoll

    Ian Driscoll

    Ian attended Lafayette College where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History, Government and Law in 2007. After graduation, he received a full academic scholarship to Brooklyn Law School, where he graduated in 2010. During law school he clerked for a federal judge, worked as a summer associate at a large firm, interned with Brooklyn DA's Major Narcotics Investigations Unit, and worked for a non-profit. He was offered a commission in the United States Army JAG Corps during Spring of 3L and began service in Fall 2011. While waiting for active duty to begin, Ian spent a year working for a small insurance defense firm in New Jersey. During his time in the JAG Corps, Ian has served as a Legal Assistance Attorney, Special Assistant US Attorney, Administrative Law Attorney, and as a Trial Counsel prosecuting felony cases. He served three years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, and is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.