Student Ambassador Council
Students at the UW School of Law are what make our law school community special. While all of our students lead busy lives inside and outside of the classroom, our SAC Members are willing to answer questions, offer candid advice and share their law school experiences.
Feel free to contact any of our ambassadors to learn more about them and their decision to choosing the University of Washington.
Jane Carmody, 3L
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico and Walla Walla, Washington
Undergrad Institution: Whitman College
Undergrad Course of Study: Politics
Law School Activities: OUTLaws, SBA, Associate Editor-in-Chief of Washington Law Review
Professional Experience: Perkins Coie Summer Associate, Resident Director for Whitman College
Lydia Kautsky, 3L
Hometown: Olympia, WA
Undergrad Institution: Whitman College
Undergrad Course of Study: Politics, minor in History
Law School Activities: Sports and Entertainment Law Association, Washington International Law Journal, Study Abroad: Rome
Professional Experience: Resident Assistant at Whitman College, Admissions Counselor at The Evergreen State College, Summer Law Clerk at Squire Patton Boggs (Prague Office), 2L Clerk at ESG Law
David O'Hair, 3L
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad Institution: Pacific Union College
Undergrad Course of Study: Political Studies, History, and Ethics
Law School Activities: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts; Tech Law Society; Tech Policy Lab
Professional Experience: 1L summer and all of 2L year I was at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in their legal department. During my 2L summer I was a summer associate at Knobbe Martens in Orange County, CA focusing on intellectual property.
Why you chose UW Law: I wanted to study somewhere that was in the heart of technology. UW Law has a great IP program and a small student to professor ratio that I thoroughly enjoy.
Alex Palumbo, 3L
Hometown: Sammamish, WA
Undergrad Institution: Arizona State University
Undergrad Course of Study: History
Graduate Institution: Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
Graduate Degree: MPA Candidate ‘19
Law School Activities: SBA, Washington Journal of Law, Technology and Arts
Professional Experience: Worked in healthcare administration and policy for two years before law school. Work experience with the Seattle City Attorney, King County Superior Court, Tech Policy Clinic, and Washington Supreme Court.
Gabrielle Sisco, 3L
Hometown: Enumclaw, WA
Undergrad Institution: University of Washington
Undergrad Course of Study: French
Law School Activities: Moot Court Honor Board, Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Recipient in France, International Law Society, Student Ambassador Council
Professional Experience: Externed for Judge Beth Andrus at the King County Courthouse, Summer 2017
Joseph Toups, 2L
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad Institution: University of Southern California
Undergrad Course of Study: International Relations & Global Business
Law School Activities: Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), Tech Law Society, Outlaws Professional Experience: Working at a small business law firm in Houston, TX during Summer 2018.
Why you chose UW Law: I chose UW Law for the small class size, the advanced legal research and writing program, the International & Comparative Law Concentration, the commitment to diversity, and the location.
Jason Oh, 2L
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Undergrad Institution: California State University, Fresno
Undergrad Course of Study: Agricultural Business and Philosophy
Law School Activities: Law and Business Association; Research Assistant for Professor Calandrillo; Korean American Law Student Association; Student Ambassador Council
Professional Experience: Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs Intern at Microsoft and Summer Associate at Stoel Rives.
Jennifer Mendoza, 3L
Hometown: Bellevue and Everett, WA
Undergrad Institution: Seattle University
Undergrad Course of Study: Psychology and Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology
Law School Activities: Women's Law Caucus, Latinx Law Student Association, Native American Law Student Association, Equal Justice Works Student Representative, National Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Team, Washington International Law Journal
Professional Experience: AVID Tutor at Bellevue School District and Shoreline School District, undergrad intern for the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project, Summer Legal Intern at Snohomish County Public Defender Association, Immigration Law Clinic, and Summer Legal Intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Why you chose UW Law: I chose UW Law because of the small class sizes, the enthusiasm the professors project, and the opportunity it would give me to learn about the three areas of law I am most interested in (Immigration, Criminal, and American Indian Law).
Nicole Springstroh, 3L (Transfer Student)
Hometown: Kimberly, Wisconsin
Undergrad Institution: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Undergrad Course of Study: Psychology
Law School Activities: Innocence Project Northwest Clinic and Student Chapter, Student Ambassador Council, Women's Law Caucus
Professional Experience: I worked in Denver for seven years with both children and adults impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Most recently before I started school, I worked with families who were involved in the child welfare system. Since starting law school, I spent my 1L summer as both a research assistant and a law clerk at a small firm.