The core of the TLLEP team is a dedicated group of Stanford Law students who research and write textbooks on East Timorese law.
Cynthia Barmore is a second-year JD/MPA currently at Stanford Law School. She received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Princeton University with a minor in Italian. Before beginning law school, she completed a two-year fellowship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, working on agricultural development while based in Rome and Sarajevo. At Stanford, she is a member editor for Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Journal of International Law.
Jessica Fox is a third-year law student at Stanford University. She is the Business Development Chair of the Stanford Journal of International Law and a member of the Pacific Legal Foundations Pro Bono Project. Outside of law school, she serves as the Scholar Communications Chair on the Board of Directors for the non-profit EducationFirst. Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics. Prior to law school, she spent several years working as a Strategy & Operations Business Analyst for Deloitte Consulting.
Katherine Hubbard is a third-year law student at Stanford Law School. She was born and raised in Iowa and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in French and Political Science with a certificate in African Studies. Before law school she worked for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC where she researched post-conflict reconstruction. She then worked in France at an organization for African journalists. Katherine is Co-President of the International Law Society. She is also an editor for the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, and a volunteer for the Social Security Disability Pro Bono Project. She loves ballet and cooking Italian food. She is interested in international and criminal law.
Jackie Iwata is a third-year law student at Stanford Law School. She graduated from George Washington University with a degree in economics and minors in statistics and geography. While at George Washington, she also studied abroad for a year at Pembroke College, Oxford University. Upon graduation, she worked for two years as a research assistant at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in DC. At Stanford, she is a Notes Committee member for the Stanford Law Review, an Articles Editor for the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, and a member of the the Volunteer Attorney Program Pro Bono.
Zach Koslap is a second-year law student at Stanford Law School. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Zach received his B.A. in English and B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University. Prior to starting law school, Zach was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Macedonia, and was an AmeriCorps Volunteer for the Lower Manhattan Business Solutions Center. At Stanford Law School, Zach volunteers for the Social Security Disability Project and is a member of the Stanford Journal of International Law.
Zachary Kruth is a third-year JD/MBA candidate currently at Stanford Law. He is a member of the Student Law Association and is on the board of a number of organizations including the International Law Society. Previously, he worked in New York as the Co-Founder and Principal of an early-stage investing and consulting firm, and spent time working on a e-commerce data extraction startup. He is also a former Analyst at Audax Group, a private equity firm based in Boston. He graduated in 2007 from the University of California Berkeley, where he worked for the Institute for International Studies and studied abroad in Spain.
Nikki Marquez is a second-year student at Stanford Law School. In law school, she is the President of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and President of the Stanford International Human Rights Law Association. Nikki also volunteers for the Immigration Pro Bono project, is a member of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association, the Native American Law Students Association, and the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association. Originally from Monterey Park, California, Nikki received her B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University, and her M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to starting law school, she worked on anti-human trafficking legislation and on the national human trafficking hotline.
Hamida Owusu is a third-year student at Stanford Law School and Co-Director of TLLEP for 2013. She graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in African Studies, a Secondary Field in Government, and a citation in Twi language. The main focus of her undergraduate work involved studying the intersections between social and civic participation and the use of indigenous African languages in governance. In the year before starting law school, Hamida worked as a Fellow for the Center for Public Interest Careers managing a non-profit internship program focused on children and youth in New York City. Hamida is also the Academic Development Co-Chair for the Stanford Black Law Students Association, Special Lead Article Editor for the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, a teacher with the Street Law pro bono project, and a member of the Islamic Society of Stanford University.
Ashlee Pinto is a second year law student at Stanford Law School. Ashlee earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Relations from DePaul University. Prior to law school, Ashlee worked at the Jewish Council for Youth Services, and served as the Program Specialist for the Native American Political Leadership Program. At Stanford, Ashlee is the Co-President of the Native American Law Student Association, a Features Committee Editor on the Stanford Law and Policy Review, a Lead Articles Editor on the Stanford Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Journal, a 2L General Representative in the Stanford Law Association and a coordinator for the Native Amicus Briefing Pro Bono Project. Ashlee is also a 2013 Graduate of Public Service Fellow, researching the intersections of identity, socialization and political and economic oppression in relation to the law. Ultimately, Ashlee is interested in all things indigenous, including domestic and international policy, economic development and education.
Sam Saunders is a third-year JD candidate at Stanford and a Co-Director of TLLEP for 2013. He received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and a M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Nebraska, where his research focused on environmental transmission of prion diseases. Sam is a submissions editor for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and has worked and consulted for The Asia Foundation. His interests are in international development and environmental protection, especially governance, infrastructure development, climate change, and natural resource use and conservation.
Keny Zurita is a second-year student at Stanford Law School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Harvard University. While in college, he spent summers working at nonprofits in Venezuela and Argentina, in addition to Deutsche Bank’s investment banking division in New York City. Before law school, he worked at O-H Community Partners, a national strategy consulting firm where he supported capital raising and performance monitoring projects, and Korein Tillery, a plaintiff-side corporate litigation firm. At Stanford, Keny is the Publishing & Business Development Chair of the Stanford Journal for International Law, the Legal Director of Case Management of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and a member of the Stanford Latino Law Students Association. He has volunteered with the Immigration and Language Bank Pro Bonos and is passionate about foreign cinema.