The executive Board
George Morgan Jr. is a 3L at Quinnipiac University School of Law. He holds the position of Regional Chair for the Northeast Region of NBLSA following his involvement as Parliamentarian on the Board last year. George also serves as the President of the Student Bar Association at Qunnipiac. Beyond leadership roles, George is a legal Research Assistant, the Treasurer for the Softball team and Christian Legal Society, and a member of his school's Mock Trial team. His passion for advocacy is what has brought him to NEBLSA. Advocating for each member of our region is what he knows best.
Maraya Aboly-Brown is a 3L at New York Law School. She humbly serves as the 2020-2021 Vice Chair for the Northeast Region of NBLSA, which makes her a two-term Executive Board member. Along with that role, she also serves as her local BLSA President, one of the Executive Editors of the NYLS Moot Court Association, and various other roles. She hopes to use her time as Vice Chair to uplift her peers and encourage college students to pursue the field of law. Maraya is also a 2018 graduate of Spelman College.
Sarah Gyimah is currently pursuing an Advanced 2-Year JD at the University at Buffalo School of Law. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Ghana School of Law where she attained her first law degree (LLB). She serves as the Regional Secretary of NEBLSA and the Parliamentarian for her local Chapter. Sarah enjoys reading and exploring nature. Her current legal interests include International Trade and Business Law, Regulatory Compliance, and Immigration Law.
Alesha Ignatius Brereton is a 2L at Boston University School of Law. She serves as the NEBLSA representative for the BU Law BLSA Chapter. As NEBLSA Treasurer, she hopes to further develop processes for financial reporting in the region and work with the board to simplify and streamline process for recording income and expenses in our region. One of her hobbies is reading biographies and memoirs of people she admires as well as people she doesn't. It keeps her mind open to multiple ways of thinking.
Darius D. Johnson is a 3L at Fordham University School of Law from Mobile, Alabama. He is also a 2018 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. In previous BLSA roles, he has served his local chapter as a 1L Representative and as the President of his chapter for the 2019-20 academic year. One of Darius' goals as Attorney General is to inform the Region's members of various ways to engage and think about advocacy and legal representation under an Intersectional Black Liberation Framework. He believes education, radically honest discourse, community, and compassion are the qualities that make BLSA so strong, so he hopes to embody and amplify those characteristics through his experiences with others and throughout his role as Attorney General. During his downtime, Darius loves going to parks and watching sunsets.
Emmanuel Belizaire Fils-Aime is currently a 3L at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He serves as the 2020-2021 Parliamentarian for the Northeast Region of the NBLSA. Prior to his role as Parliamentarian, he served as a local BLSA President for Hofstra University during the 2019-2020 academic year and remained an active member of the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association, while gaining experience in the employment and labor field of practice. He hopes to use his position as Parliamentarian to help the entire Northeast Region organize, prepare, and transition effectively throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. Emmanuel is a 2016 Florida State University graduate. His hobbies include playing sports, working out, and listening to classical music.
CHIEF OF STAFF
Domonique Wilson is a 3L at Touro Law Center. She serves as the 2020-2021 Chief of Staff for NEBLSA. She is the 2020-2021 Vice President for Touro Law Center's BLSA Chapter. Domonique has previously served on her BLSA chapter's executive board as a former 1L Representative and Secretary. She is the Treasurer of the Health Law Society and a former Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competitor. As the Chief of Staff, Domonique wants to facilitate all board members in achieving NEBLSA's goals and mission and to develop new ideas and concepts to further promote greatness within the Black law student community. Her hobbies include playing basketball and spending time in nature.
Tashila Pierre-Peter is a 3L at St. John's University School of Law in New York. Prior to serving as the Director of Corporate Engagement, she was the Director of Events in her local BLSA Chapter. This year she plans on involving more corporate sponsors to aid NEBLSA in hosting programming and engaging with more Black law students. When she is not studying, she likes to cook, travel, and explore New York City.
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI
N. Delali Madison is a native New Yorker of Ghanaian descent. She is currently a second-year law student at New York Law School and sits on the board of the Black Law Students Association as the Director of Social Impact and the board of the Northeastern Region of the Black Law Students Association as the Director of Alumni Relations. Delali plans to start her legal career in the public sector as a judicial law clerk and eventually become a civil rights attorney. Outside of law school she enjoys spending time with her family and taking adventurous bike rides.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Gabriella McDonald is a 3L at CUNY School of Law. She serves as the 2020-2021 Director of Communications for NEBLSA. During the 2019-2020 term, Gabriella served as the Secretary for her local BLSA Chapter and the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Director for NEBLSA. As the Director of Communications, she hopes to increase engagement between the region through the use of social media and streamline job opportunities and scholarships to members. When Gabriella is not inundated with all things law school, she enjoys reading, traveling, and going to bottomless brunch.
Dorianne Salmon is a 3L at the University of Connecticut of Law. She is the CT Sub-Regional Director for the Northeast Region of NBLSA and begins a second year as President of her local BLSA Chapter. She previously served as a UConn Leadership Fellow and member of the Connecticut Bar Association IP Section Legislative Committee. In her NEBLSA role, she hopes to bring support and unity to fellow CT law students through innovative academic and social network programming. In her spare time, she enjoys world travel and creative writing.
UPSTATE NY SUB-REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Aldiama Anthony is an international student from the Commonwealth of Dominica, currently in her third year of law school at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Aldiama currently serves as the President for her local BLSA Chapter, the Honorary Law Student of the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York, and the Parliamentarian for the Student Bar Association at the University at Buffalo School of Law. As the NY Upstate Sub-Regional Director, she hopes to establish and build a strong network amongst the chapters in her region and to also serve as a point of contact for their individual needs. In her spare time, Aldiama enjoys doing photoshoots, traveling the world, and blogging her life experiences on social media.
CNNE SUB-REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Tresina M. Dickens is a 2L at Roger Williams University School of Law. After law school she intends to pursue her L.L.M in Tax. As CNNE Director, her goals for this year are to foster chapter unity and organize sub-regional exam skills workshops. In addition to serving as the CNNE Director, she is the 2L representative for Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Treasurer for the Environmental Law Society. In her spare time, she exercises and plays Destiny 2 on PS4. Recently, she opened a retail e-commerce business, Gleaux Gang.
NY METRO SUB-REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Leslie Veloz is a rising 2L at Seton Hall Law. She serves as the 2020-2021 New York Metro Sub-Regional Director of the Northeastern region of the National Black Law Student Association and the Public Relations and Social Media Chair for the Latin American Law Students Association. During her 1L year she served as the SBA representative for her local BLSA chapter. Leslie spent her 1L summer working in the Attorney General's office working in the Financial and Cyber Crimes Bureau. Leslie likes to binge anime, bungee jump, bike ride and read books. This year, her goal as a sub-regional director is to unify her sub-region by opening lines of communication amongst all 13 chapters through more networking opportunities and volunteer programs.
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP OPERATIONS
Patrice Oseni is a JD/MIA student at City University of New York School of Law. At CUNY School of Law, Patrice serves as the 1L rep on Student Government and the part-time rep on the Curriculum committee. As NEBLSA’s Director of Membership, Patrice hopes to continue cultivating a community amongst members using a virtual platform. Her other goals include keeping all membership records up-to-date, hosting events with other black professional organizations, as well as extending the reach of NEBLSA by chartering potential chapters. Patrice enjoys swimming and cooking.
DIRECTOR OF THE PRE-LAW DIVISION
Okeya Smith is a 2L at Fordham University School of Law. She is the current President of Fordham's Business and Law Association and the Vice-President of Fordham's American Constitution chapter. As Director of the Pre-Law Division, Okeya's goals include: demystifying the journey of pursuing a legal career; providing pre-law members with the necessary tools to dominate the law school application process; and creating visibility of our village of young Black law students who are rooting for them and who are to assist them along the way. Having experienced the challenges of applying to law school, Okeya is committed to providing resources to aspiring law students.
DIRECTOR OF MOCK TRIAL
Kiefer Campbell is a 2L at Elisabeth Haub School of Law – Pace University from Bronx, New York. Kiefer is the Vice President of her local BLSA chapter and currently serves as the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Director. In her position as Mock Trial Director, Kiefer hopes to motivate other students to fall in love with advocacy and oral arguments. On her downtime, she is a serious TV show binger and writes a blog titled ‘love the screen’ where she suggests TV shows to others.
DIRECTOR OF MOOT COURT
Sabrina Smith is a 3LE at New York Law School. This year she will serve as the Evening Vice President for the NYLS BLSA chapter. Some important goals that she has for this year are to successfully facilitate a virtual moot court competition and bring more awareness to the art of appellate advocacy within the region. When Sabrina is not studying for class or working on tasks for extracurricular activities, she enjoys doing yoga. She aspires to be a yoga instructor after finishing law school.
DIRECTOR OF CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Shakayla Lee is a 2L at New York Law School. She serves as the 2020-2021 NEBLSA Director of Career and Professional Development. This year her primary goal is to plan and execute a successful Job Fair that fosters access to opportunity for diverse young professionals. During her free time, Ms. Lee enjoys cooking, baking, and watching competitive cooking shows.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Ashlica Malcolm is a 3L at Quinnipiac University School of Law. During the 2019-2020 term, she served as the Secretary for her local chapter. Ashlica is in the Moot Court Society and the Vice President of the Intramural Competition. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. As Director of Community Outreach, Ashlica aims to get the whole region united. She is aware of how difficult that might be due to COVID and social distancing, but whether virtually or together in person, she knows NEBLSA can do it. In her spare time, Ashlica writes poetry and stories.
DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY AND EXTERNAL INITIATIVES
Brian Sarfo is a 2L at Fordham University School of Law. He graduated from Columbia University, where he majored in Urban Studies and concentrated in African American Studies. Currently Brian serves as Community Service Chair for Fordham’s BLSA, is a member of Fordham’s Dispute Resolution Society and Moot Court and is an Amanda Rose Laura Education Law Fellow at Fordham’s Feerick Center for Social Justice. As the Northeast Director of Advocacy and External Initiatives, Brian hopes to ensure that the region is actively confronting issues impacting the greater northeast and proactively identifying areas in which the region can collectively have an impact.
Shelby Mitchell is a 2L at Rutgers Law School - Newark. She serves as the VP of Community Affairs in her local chapter. As historian, Shelby hopes to create a system to collect all information for NEBLSA and active chapters that is readily accessible to the membership. Shelby enjoys photography, videography, and cooking in her spare time.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS
Aferba Ashong is a 3L at Quinnipiac University School of Law. She currently serves as the Director of Programming and Events for the NEBLSA Region. Her goal for the year is to connect black law students in our region through various programming and spread black excellence. Aferba loves reading. Her favorite genre is sci-fi/fantasy.