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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

Meet the Team

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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.  He is currently studying for the bar when not advocating for disability rights. 

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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 is currently a 3L at 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. 

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Grace Burnham (Ze/Zer)

DIr. Outreach

Grace is the Director of Outreach & Advocacy (external affairs) with NDLSA. Ze coordinates with student organizations and plans NDLSA events.

 

Grace was founding co-president of Lawyers and Scholars with Disabilities at the University of Pittsburgh School  of Law, where ze is currently on leave while working out disability accommodations. Zer interests include disability justice, reproductive justice, and Star Trek.

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.

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.

Aly McKnight (She/Her)

DIr. Social Media

Aly is the Director of Social Media (executive team) with NDLSA. She maintains NDLSA’s social media presence and keeps track of current events.

 

Aly is a 2L at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). Prior to law school, Aly worked in several different roles as a community engagement professional

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Mercedees Rees (She/Her)

Dir. Public Relations

Mercedees is the Director of Public Relations (executive team) with NDLSA. She ensures consistent messaging across the organization.

 

Mercedees is a 2L at Syracuse University College of Law and pursuing a Master of Cultural Foundations of Education with a certificate in Disability Studies. She serves as President of the Disability Law Society and works as a Research Associate for nonprofits.

Associate Directors

Dani Pocock

Research

She/Her

University of Chicago School of Law ’19

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Sara Margolis

LSAT Accommodations

She/Her

University of North Carolina School of Law ’23

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Marissa Ditkowsky

JOB ACCOMMODATIONS

She/Her

Gallogly Family Foundation Fellow, Tzedek DC
American University Washington College of Law ’19
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Matt Sokol

Academic Accommodations

He/His

American University Washington College of Law ’23

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T. Sydney Bergeron Mikus

Pre-law outreach and engagement

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Law school applicant

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Andrea Parente

Support system development

She/Her

Associate Attorney, Bross & Frankel, P.A.

Yale Law School ’19

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