Current Staff

Volume 11


Editor-in-Chief: Ryan Cohen

Ryan is a 4th year JD/MPP joint degree student with the Harvard Kennedy School. Ryan hails from Los Angeles, where she worked before law school to improve access to quality education as a Policy Analyst for Mayor Villaraigosa’s Office of Education. While at Harvard, Ryan has worked for the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, the ACLU of Michigan, Public Counsel, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and Sidley Austin LLP, and has provided pro bono legal services through Harvard’s Delivery of Legal Services and Cyberlaw clinics. Ryan is also proud Cal Bear. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies, Ryan worked to increase the impact of pro bono consulting services for nonprofit organizations as an AmeriCorps Fellow at the Taproot Foundation.


Editor-in-Chief: Shane Hebel

Shane is a 3L from London, Ontario. While at Harvard Law School, Shane has interned for Lambda Legal in Los Angeles, California and at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr in Washington D.C. He has been heavily involved in the Negotiation and Mediation program, spending time working with the Office of Special Counsel in Washington D.C. on dispute resolution systems and working as a teaching assistant for the Harvard Negotiation Institute. Before law school, he received a B.B.A. with specializations in Finance and Accounting at the Schulich School of Business at York University, and worked as a Financial Institutions Auditor at Deloitte. He also ran the Weekend Volunteer Team at Pride Toronto where he was responsible for recruiting, training, and managing the more than 2,000 weekend volunteers who help run the festival.


Executive Managing Editor: Christopher Healy

Christopher is a 4th year JD/MPP joint degree student with the Harvard Kennedy School, originally from Pelham, New York. Since beginning his graduate studies, Christopher has had the opportunity to intern in the Office of the White House Counsel, the ACLU of Southern California, the Federal Programs Branch of the Department of Justice, and the offices of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr in Washington, DC. He earned a bachelor degree in Linguistics in 2009 from Haverford College. During college, Christopher studied abroad in China and wrote his senior thesis on the political implications of changes in language education policy in Tibet. Before law school, he worked at the Urban Institute as a field research manager for the 2010 National Housing Discrimination Study, and in the office of U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey of New York.


Executive Policy Editor: Rauvin Johl

Rauvin is a 3L from Brookfield, WI. While at Harvard, Rauvin has worked at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Fair Labor Division and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. She is also involved in the Women’s Law Association and the Harvard Immigration Project. Rauvin graduated from the George Washington University in 2014 with a B.A in International Affairs and minors in Arabic and Anthropology.


Executive Article Editor: Sara Bellin

Sara is a 3L from Rumson, New Jersey. While at Harvard, Sara has worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and Ropes & Gray in Boston, MA. During her 2L year, she also helped write a report for the Everett Police Department on police-youth relationships in the town of Everett, MA, with accompanying recommendations for improvement. Sara graduated from New York University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Prior to law school, Sara worked as a paralegal at Proskauer Rose.


Executive Article Editor: Kate Epstein

Kate is a 3L from Los Gatos, California. While at Harvard, Kate has worked for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. She is also involved with Students for Reproductive Justice, the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project, and the American Constitution Society. Kate graduated from Tufts University in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics.  After law school Kate will be clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals on the Tenth Circuit.


Executive Article Editor: Steven Gonzalez

Steven is a 3L from Southern California. While at HLS Steven has spent summers at the non-profit Conservation Law Foundation in Boston and the law firm Polsinelli in Washington DC. During the school year he works with the Food Law and Policy Clinic and is the President of the Food Law Society student organization. Before law school Steven worked for a couple years at a small workers’ compensation law firm in Los Angeles. Steven graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Philosophy and an emphasis in Ethics & Public Policy.


Executive Article Editor: Alex Gazikas

Alex is a 3L from Essex, Connecticut. While at Harvard, Alex has worked for Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, and Dorr. Alex graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in Political Science. Prior to law school, Alex lived in Hawaii and built surfboards.


Executive Online Editor: Isaac Saidel-Goley

Isaac is a 3rd year J.D. student, originally from Bedford, New Hampshire. While at Harvard, Isaac has interned as a Litman Fellow with the Harvard Defenders and as a Summer Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He has also served as the Director of Policy for the Harvard Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society, is a research assistant for Professor Joseph Singer, and has published law review articles on LGBTQ rights. Before law school, he worked as a legal assistant at Clark & Elbing, an intellectual property law firm focusing on biotechnology, medicine, and chemistry. Prior to working at Clark & Elbing, he earned a B.A. in Psychology in 2012 from Saint Anselm College. During college, Isaac studied cognitive psychology and neuroscience and wrote his senior thesis on the relationship between nonclinical dissociation and cognitive functioning.


Executive Tech Editor: Brooke Gasson

Brooke is a 3L from Jacksonville, FL. Brooke graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Criminal Justice. As an undergraduate, she interned at the Department of Justice in the International Prisoner Transfer Unit and in the Legal Department at Liberty Mutual. Brooke returned to the Department of Justice for her 1L summer internship, working in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division, and spent her 2L summer as a Summer Associate at WilmerHale in DC. She has also worked for the Capital Defender’s Office in North Carolina as part of her participation in the law school’s Capital Punishment Clinic, and will be serving as a Student Prosecutor with the Suffolk County DA’s Office this year. Outside of HLPR, Brooke is the Director of Supreme Court Moot Courts for the American Constitution Society.

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