Northwestern Women's Leadership Coalition

Executive Board

Executive Board

President: 

Sam Fidler

Sam was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Cornell University, graduating in 2014 with a degree in Government and a minor in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Following graduation, she lived in New York City for two years, where she worked as a litigation legal assistant for a large law firm. Besides serving as the WLC President, Sam is a member of the Student Admissions Committee, the Moot Court Society, Streetlaw, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and If/When/How. Additionally, she acts as a civil procedure teaching assistant and a Chicago Youth Programs tutor. In her free time Sam enjoys exploring Chicago and binge watching Netflix.

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Vice President: 

Libby Ingram

Elizabeth ("Libby") grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a degree in dance. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Chicago where she continued her dance training and then managed a health and wellness clinic for almost three years. Besides serving as Vice-President of the WLC, Libby is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law & Social Policy and a choreographer for Northwestern Law's Wigmore Follies production. Outside of law school, Libby is involved with the arts education program for teens at Steppenwolf Theater and a member of their Associates Board. In her spare time, Libby enjoys listening to podcasts and checking out new Chicago restaurants.

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Treasurer:

Margaret 

Waickman

Margaret graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a degree in English and Peace Studies. After graduation, she worked at a legal aid on the west side of Chicago. In addition to her role as Treasurer for the WLC, Margaret is a member of the Diversity Student Advisory Board and a member of the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. Margaret also works as an intern for general counsels of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. and its subsidiaries. Outside of law school, Margaret loves trying new Chicago restaurants and going to spin class. 

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Director of

 

Alumnae

 

Relations: 

 

Jaime Zucker

Jaime is from Deerfield, Illinois. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in French. After graduating she spent two years in Madison, Wisconsin working at Epic, a healthcare technology vendor. Besides serving on the WLC board, Jaime is a teaching assistant and a member of the Northwestern University Law Review. In her spare time, she likes to play tennis.

Communications

Director: 

Emma Poorman

Emma Poorman was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated University of Texas at Austin in 2013 with a degree in Sociology. Before law school, Emma worked in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Commerce. As Director of Legislative Outreach, Emma performed proactive outreach to the Hill to promote the Department’s priorities and programs. Emma is a member of the Journal of Human Rights and the American Constitution Society. Emma also volunteers her time as a LiveHelp Operator for Illinois Legal Aid Online, an online chat service that assists people looking for legal information and self-help resources.

Community

Development

Director: 

Amanda Michalski 

 

Amanda grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee and graduated from Furman University in 2013 with a double major in Political Science and German Studies. After graduating, Amanda was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany for one year. After returning from Germany, she worked as a Legal Assistant at a law firm in Chicago before beginning law school. Amanda volunteers at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and is a reading tutor to elementary school students. She is a member of the Moot Court Society and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Policy. In her free time, Amanda enjoys going for runs along the lake, taking her German Shepherd on long walks, and baking. 

Membership

Director: 

Lisa Gunter

Lisa grew up in LeMars, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 2015 with a double major in Political Science and Ethics and Public Policy. Following graduation, she lived in Houston, where she worked as a legal assistant at a corporate immigration law firm. In addition to serving on the WLC Board, Lisa is a member of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurial Law Center student group, Northwestern University Law Review, and serves as a Chicago Youth Programs tutor. When she is not doing law school related activities, Lisa enjoys collecting vinyl records, watching sports, and spending time with her family and golden retriever. 

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Mentorship

Co-Director: 

Erica Yoon

Erica was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Growing up, she also lived in Seattle and New Hampshire, where she attended boarding school. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a B.A. in Urban Studies and a minor in Art History. After college, she lived in New York city for three years working as a business consultant. At Northwestern, in addition to serving on the WLC Board, Erica is the Volunteer Program Coordinator for Chicago Youth Programs, Co-President of Christian Legal Society, staff editor of the Journal of International Law & Business, and member of APALSA. In her free time, Erica enjoys visiting Art Museums, Navy Pier fireworks, and cooking. 

Mentorship

Co-Director:

Xavi Giroud

Xavi was raised in Tucson, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 2016 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Engineering. Following her first year of law school, she worked at Knobbe Martens, an intellectual property boutique in Irvine, California. Besides serving on the WLC Board, Xavi is a member of the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. In her free time Xavi enjoys spinning and baking. 

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Professional

Development

Co-Director: 

Grace Kim

Grace was born in South Korea and grew up in Thailand, India, France, Pakistan, and Boston. She attended Smith College, graduating in 2015 with a double major in English Language & Literature and French Studies. Between college and law school, she took a year off to teach English literature to elementary and middle school students in Korea. Besides serving on the WLC Board, Grace is a member of the Law Review and the Vice President of Programming on APALSA. For fun, Grace enjoys exploring the food scene in Chicago, still-life drawing, and binge watching TV shows.

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Professional

Development

Co-Director: 

Anna Karnaze

Anna was born and raised in northern Virginia and attended the University of Virginia for both  her Bachelors and her Masters in Teaching. After graduating in 2013, she worked as a high school social studies teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia for three years before coming to law school. Besides serving on the WLC Board, Anna serves on the StreetLaw board and is a member of the Northwestern University Law Review. Anna enjoys napping and trying out new Chicago restaurants (especially the Greek ones) in her free time. 

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Symposium

Co-Director: 

Kristen Froese

Kristen was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. She attended college at the University of Manitoba, and graduated in 2015 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Chemistry.  After graduation, Kristen took time off from school to work in a large homeless shelter in her hometown as the executive assistant. This is her first time living in the United States, and besides her position on the WLC board, she serves as a member of Street Law and the Journal of Law and Social Policy, and volunteers in elementary schools as a Mid-Day Mentor. When she has free time, Kristen enjoys trying new restaurants, seeing live folk music and attempting to complete New York Times crossword puzzles.

Symposium

C0-Director: 

Gina Buschatzke

Gina was born and raised in Arizona and attended Grand Canyon University, graduating in 2014 with a degree in Healthcare Administration. Following graduation, she lived in Washington, DC, where she worked in government affairs for a healthcare trade association. Besides serving on the WLC Board, Gina is a member of the International Law Society, the Federal Bar Association, Streetlaw, the Journal of Law and Social Policy, PowerLunch, and SFPIF. In her free time Gina enjoys playing soccer and watching anything on Bravo.

University

Liaison: 

Emily Kath

Emily was born and raised in Powell, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming, graduating in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. In addition to serving on the WLC Board, Emily is the International Fellow with the International Programs Office, an Associate Editor on the Journal of Law and Social Policy, and a mentor in the Power Lunch program. Emily loves the outdoors - skiing, and hiking, especially! Her favorite activity in Chicago is running along the Lake Shore Path.