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Meet the Team

This team is composed of some of the most capable, hardworking people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.  They’re willing to learn and grow in order to better our legal profession. They’re dedicated advocates for equal rights and accessibility.

 

I hope that you’ll be as lucky as I am to get to know these outstanding individuals.

 

Olivia Lu

NDLSA Executive Director

Leadership

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AJ Link (He/Him)

Co-President

AJ Link is the Co-President of the NDLSA dealing with external affairs. He oversees Outreach and Advocacy, Educational Resources, and Professional Development.


AJ Link received his JD from The George Washington University Law School in 2020.  He is currently pursuing an LLM in Space Law at the University of Mississippi.

Click to read more about Jeremy Wertz.

Jeremy Wertz (He/Him)

Co-President

Jeremy Wertz is the Co-President of the NDLSA dealing with internal affairs. He oversees Accommodations, Research, and Bar Task Force.

 

 

Jeremy received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2020.  

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Olivia Lu (She/Her)

Executive Director

Olivia is the Executive Director for NDLSA and works on organization culture, efficiency, and administrative affairs.

Olivia received her JD from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin. Besides disability diversity advocacy, Olivia is interested in corporate governance and arbitration. 

Lucy Trieshmann (She/Her)

Treasurer

As Treasurer, Lucy is NDLSA’s paperwork guru. Prior to law school, she worked for the Blue Trunk Foundation, a disability rights nonprofit focused on accessible travel.

 

Lucy is a 2L at New York University School of Law, where she is a co-chair for the Disabled Allied Law Students Association for 2020-2021. Lucy received the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship to pursue her passion for disability rights work at NYU Law. 

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Beth Karp (She/Her)

DIr. Accommodations

Beth is the Director of Accommodations for NDLSA. She manages the many projects and tasks of the Accommodations Committee and subcommittees.

 

Beth holds a JD and MPP from the University of Chicago, where she spearheaded numerous accessibility initiatives. She is currently serving as a judicial law clerk in the Western District of Missouri.

Click to read more about Tara Roslin.

Tara Roslin (She/Her)

Dir. Research

Tara is the Director of Research for NDLSA, conducting numerous surveys to investigate the experience of disability in legal education and the legal profession.

 

Tara is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (‘20) where she founded BU Disability Law Advocates and Allies (BUDLAA), a joint affinity and professional development student group for disabled students, their allies, and students interested in the practice of disability law. 

Kyra Sweeney (She/Her)

DIr. Ed. Resources

Kyra is the Director of Education Resources (external affairs) with NDLSA. She coordinates with student organizations and prepares resources on accommodations for students and schools alike.

 

Kyra is a 2L at Boston University School of Law. Before law school, Kyra worked for two years as an accessible technology specialist in Denver, CO.

Jordan Berger (She/Her)

Dir. Prof. Development

Jordan is the Director of Professional Development (external affairs) with NDLSA. Jordan manages NDLSA’s affiliated support groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Jordan received her JD from NYU School of Law in 2020, where she has served as a co-chair of NYU’s Disability Allied Law Student Association from 2018 to 2020.

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Morgan Siegel (She/Her)

Dir. events

Morgan is NDLSA’s Director of Events. She coordinates with student organizations and plans NDLSA events.

Morgan is a 2L at the University of Texas School of Law at Austin. She is interested in the federal judiciary as well as pro bono civil rights advocacy.

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Marissa Ditkowsky (She/Her)

Job accommodations

Gallogly Family Foundation Fellow, Tzedek DC

American University Washington College of Law ’19

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Andrea Parente (She/Her)

Dir. Human Resources

Associate Attorney, Bross & Frankel, P.A.

Yale Law School ’19

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Matt Sokol (He/His)

Acad. accommodations

American University Washington College of Law ’23

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Sara Margolis (She/Her)

LSAT accommodations

University of North Carolina School of Law ’23

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T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus (They/Them, She/Her)

Pre-Law

Penn State Dickinson Law ’24

Emeritus Board Members

Aly McKnight

DIr. Social Media

Dani Pocock

Research

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Mercedees Rees

Dir. Public Relations

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Grace Burnham

DIr. Outreach

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