The Leadership Program

Leadership Fellows

Class of 2013

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Pamela BoekaPamela Boeka

In 2005, Pamela earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, with fields of study in psychology and environmental engineering. While at West Point, Pamela was a member of the NCAA Division I tennis team, qualifying twice for the NCAA national tournament. A former member of the West Point Spanish Club, she is also fluent in Spanish and her volunteer experience includes organizing with the Orange County Special Olympics. Pamela was commissioned as an officer into the United States Army upon graduation from West Point and served for six years. In the Army, she served as aide-de-camp for two commanding generals and as a personnel operations supervisor. In these positions, Pamela served as the leader of a 30-soldier platoon, as executive officer, she coordinated and planned operations for a 60-soldier company, and as a personnel officer supervised a five-soldier team responsible for the deployment and administrative needs of more than 800 soldiers. While at Elon Law, Pamela served as  vice-president of the Elon Law Democrats, academic-chair for the Black Law Students Association and as a case worker in the Innocence Project. During the summer of 2011, she interned at the Guilford County Office of the Public Defender in High Point, North Carolina and studied comparative law in Beijing China. In the summer of 2012, Pamela interned for David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, MA.

Janison DillanJanison Dillon

In 2010, Janison earned a Bachelor of Science in political science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Appalachian State University. While at Appalachian State, she helped plan the “Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K” fundraiser, interned at Capua Law Firm, PA, and coached a Watauga County Parks & Recreation Little League basketball team. A political science honor student, her senior honors thesis explored language access in North Carolina courts. She served as president of Chi Omega Fraternity, the Pi Kappa Chapter, as well as director of academic affairs for the Appalachian State Student Government Association. Janison has been recognized as a member of Order of Omega, the Greek academic honor society, and Pi Gamma Mu, the national social science honor society. At Elon Law, Janison is an active member of Phi Alpha Delta and the Women's Law Association, and she currently serves as secretary of the Student Bar Association. During the 2011 summer, she clerked at Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP in High Point, North Carolina.

Shoshana FriedShoshana Fried

In 2008, Shoshana earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. In 2007, she studied abroad at the University of Valencia in Spain and in 2008, she became an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer. With AmeriCorps VISTA, she helped to build and to sustain a new literacy program for a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts. In 2009, she became an AmeriCorps State Lead, planning and implementing seminars for state volunteers. At UNC-Asheville, Shoshana served as a teaching assistant for a freshman class on global poverty and received a summer research grant to study property rights in the Brazilian Amazon region. From 2006-2008, she was a research assistant for a USDA-funded project on farmland valuation in Western North Carolina. Shoshana has volunteered with Boston Cares, the Green River Preserve, and in Montero, Bolivia, as a community development officer. During her senior year at UNC-Asheville, she was the captain of the Division I varsity soccer team. Shoshana is the president of the Elon Law School Democrats, treasurer of the Jewish Law Students Association, case manager for the Innocence Project, active member of Public Interest Law Society, and participated as a LEAF during orientation. This summer, she did an externship with Pisgah Legal Services, where she served worked on domestic violence and immigration cases.

Karima GradyKarima Grady

In 2003, Karima graduated the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Management and became a Sales Manager for Hampton Inn & Suites.  In March of 2006, she became an English as a Second Language teacher and taught in both South Korea and Japan, before returning to the United States to teach in the Atlanta.  She taught language instruction for non-native English students in the 1st & 2nd grade for the Atlanta Public School System until she began her studies here at Elon Law. Since arriving at Elon, Karima has been active in both student and administrative sponsored events.  She has volunteered her time for Martin Luther King Day, Friends and Family Day and Diversity Day as well as numerous orientation and admitted student events.  Likewise, she was a bailiff for Elon’s Moot Court Competition and she is an active member of the Women’s Law Foundation, the Black Law Student’s Association and the SBA Social Affairs Committee.

Andy JonesAndy Jones

Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Davidson College in 2010. While at Davidson, he served as president of the Davidson Pre-Law Society, Head Building Manager in the Residence Life Office, and participant in the Leadership Davidson Program. During a summer in the nation’s capital as part of the Davidson in Washington program, he served as a research and public affairs intern for the American Legislative Exchange Council. His leadership experience includes serving as program coordinator and mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, ownership and operation of a part-time pressure washing business, and a summer as the lead teen camp counselor at YMCA Camp Kirkwood. Andy, an Eagle Scout, has received numerous scholarships including the Ellis Tinsley Eagle Scout Scholarship, the Military Officers Association-Cape Canaveral Chapter Scholarship, and the Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholarship. During his time at Elon, Andy has been an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the Public Interest Law Society, the Criminal Law Society, and the Elon Law Republicans. In the summer of 2011, Andy worked as a Summer Associate at Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman in Charlotte, NC and as a law clerk for Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Allen Cobb, Jr. in Wilmington, NC.

Channtelle LytleChantelle Lytle

In 2010, Chantelle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications, summa cum laude, from the University of South Carolina.  While at South Carolina, she served as President of the Public Relations Student Society of America, Vice President of Programming for Zeta Tau Alpha International Fraternity, as well as a volunteer for Reliant Hospice and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  She was recognized as a University of South Carolina Outstanding Senior as well as the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Outstanding Public Relations Senior.  While completing her undergraduate degree, Chantelle also worked as a legal assistant at the Simmons Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Upon attending Elon Law in 2010, Chantelle became a Student Co-Chairperson for the Faculty Selection Committee, as well as the Programming Adviser for the undergraduate chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha International Fraternity at Elon University.  She also serves as Secretary of the Honor Council, a L.E.A.F. to incoming students and is a Staff Member of the Elon Law Review. After completing her first year at Elon Law, Chantelle worked as a Law Clerk in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina in Conway, South Carolina.

Jason SengesJason Senges

In 2006, Jason earned a Bachelor of Arts from Elon University, majoring in philosophy with minors in political science and history. While at Elon University, he served as vice delegate chairperson for the North Carolina Student Legislature, Elon chapter, as well as co-founder and vice president of a College Political Society. He also participated in the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement, a non-partisan group that fosters political awareness and civic engagement among students. His leadership experience includes service as an assistant campaign manager for a United States congressional election and managerial roles with True Solutions, Inc. and Target Corporation. In the summer of 2011, Jason completed an externship at Piedmont Land Conservancy, a non-profit organization. For the 2011-2012 academic year, he is the President of the Public Interest Law Society, a member of Innocence Project, and acts as a L.E.A.F. to incoming students.

Adam SpiveyAdam Spivey

In 2004, Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  In 2009, he earned his Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in Community and Economic Development, also from UNCG.  He is a member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geography Honor Society and volunteers with College student Outreach.  Prior to law school, Adam worked with Housing Greensboro, Inc in the Home Repair Program. Adam currently has an internship with the Haw River Trail and an internship with the City Attorney's Office. He participates heavily in PAD's efforts for service in the community.  Adam also volunteers regularly with his church at the Weaver House serving meals to the homeless.