The Leadership Program

Leadership Fellows

Class of 2014

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Tyrone DavisTyrone A. Davis II

A graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts (2007) and a Master of Public Administration (2009), Tyrone majored in political science as an undergraduate and concentrated in environmental and energy policy in graduate school. He has served as Sustainability Coordinator for Elizabeth City State University, Climate Corps Fellow with the Environmental Defense Fund and Elizabeth City State University, and as an intern with the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center/Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, and the Durham Mediation Center. His collegiate activities included membership in the NC State University political science club and the National Society of Black Engineers, as well as participation in research projects on waste management and light emission from nuclear reactors. Tyrone is the recipient of the NC State Chancellor’s Leadership Award (2001), the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Essay Scholarship (2001), the inter-institutional Public Administration Scholarship (2008), and several other scholarships. He participated in the North Carolina Desert Conference of Shrine Temples and Courts from 2001 to 2004.

Caroline JohnsonCaroline Johnson

Johnson earned her undergraduate degrees, cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009, as a double major in History and Peace, War, and Defense. As an undergraduate, she authored an honors thesis entitled, "The Just War Theory in the Fourteenth Century: Political, Religious, and Moral Considerations." She earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, specializing in homeland security, from Saint Joseph’s University in 2011. Johnson has served as a research assistant with The Police Foundation in London, England, conducting comparative research in the fields of prisoner detainment and juvenile delinquency. She has also worked as a program analyst for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as an intern for both St. Jude Medical and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Since 2009, Johnson has served as a captain of Darius Goes West, an organization dedicated to supporting research related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. While at the UNC-Chapel Hill, she was selected as the fundraising co-director for the Eve Marie Carson Memorial Scholarship. At Elon University School of Law, Johnson serves as Membership Editor of Elon Law Review and also conducts research for Professor Steven Freidland. In the summer of 2012, Johnson interned with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, Italy where her research is being used by a Working Group promoting agricultural development. She will be working for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., for the Spring 2014 semester.

Ben KemptonBenjamin A. Kempton

Benjamin earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Wake Forest University (2011). He attended the London School of Economics in 2010. He has served as the head of sports broadcasting for Wake TV since 2009. He has also held positions as producer and executive board member with Wake TV and as an IT Consultant contract employee. He created and edited film used on ESPNU’s website in 2009 and served as Sports Liaison for the ESPN Campus Connection program in 2008. Benjamin is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a nationally certified black belt instructor, and Men’s Grand Champion (2005) and Instructor of the Year (2005 and 2006). He has volunteered with Catholic Parish Outreach since 2006.

David LambertDavid Lambert

Lambert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2011 where he double majored in political science and sociology. Lambert has served as an intern in the Washington, DC office of U.S. Representative Howard Coble. He interned with Guilford Education Alliance in 2010 and served as assistant marketing director for in 2007. At UNCG, Lambert served as President of Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society, Senator of the UNCG Student Government Association, and Delegate, Secretary and Chairman of the legislative and public affairs committee of the UNC Association of Student Governments. He was inducted as an Honorary Member into the National Society of Leadership and Success and as a member in Alpha Kappa Delta international sociology honor society. He received the 2010 Senator of the Year award at UNCG and was the recipient of the 2010 Alexander Scholarship in the Department of Political Science at UNCG. Since arriving at Elon Law, Lambert has served in several student organizations in leadership capacities, including the Student Bar Association (SBA) as a 1L representative, the SBA liaison to the Public Interest in the Law Society, Secretary of the Elon Law Republicans and Criminal Law Society. Lambert is currently the Fourth Circuit Governor of the American Bar Association - Law Student Division and co-chair of the Law Student Division Elections Committee and President of Counsel for Christ. He was a member of the first place team in the law school's 2012 intramural moot court competition.

Brenna RagghiantiBrenna Ragghianti

Brenna earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a minor in Women’s Studies from Rhodes College in 2005. She earned a Masters of Public Administration and an American Humanics Nonprofit Management Certificate from the University of Memphis in 2009. While at Rhodes College, Brenna received Rhodes Award and Performance Award scholarships and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta (English), and Iota Iota Iota (Women’s Studies) honor societies. She served as vice president and treasurer for Iota Iota Iota. At the University of Memphis, she was a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (Public Affairs and Administration), Golden Key International, and Pinnacle honor societies. Brenna has worked for the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis since 2007, most recently as Development and Donor Relations Manager. She has also worked in the offices of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, the national accreditation and awarding body for individuals and academic institutions in Scotland, and in tourism and executive coaching companies. She served as president of the Rhodes College Gay-Straight Alliance from 2002 to 2005, editor of The Link alternative school newspaper from 2004 to 2005, and special projects coordinator for Kinney Service Organization, a service and civic engagement program of Rhodes College. Brenna’s volunteer activities include service with Meals on Wheels, Souper Contact, and Ryan White Funding for the Mid-South.

Andrew RealonAndrew Davidson Realon

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations, magna cum laude, from High Point University in 2011. He has held work and intern positions in the communications office of the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer, the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office, and the office of admissions at High Point University. While at High Point University, Andrew was elected by the student body to serve as president of the Student Government Association. Before serving as president of the SGA, Andrew served as its executive council secretary and freshman class representative.  Founding Father of Pi Kappa Phi at High Point University, Andrew served as that fraternity’s chapter president and historian. Peers at High Point University recognized him with multiple awards for outstanding campus involvement, academic merit, and leadership. Andrew studied abroad in Ireland in 2010 and participated in the National Conference for Student Leadership in Los Angeles, California in 2009. Realon served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge James L. Gale of the North Carolina Business Court during the summer of 2013 and worked in the Guilford County Public Defenders Office in fall of 2013.

Kelsey RothKelsey M. Roth

Kelsey Marie Roth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business marketing from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. She made the Dean’s List for all terms at Augustana and was the recipient of the H & L Swanson Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship.  In 2010-2011, she was a member of the Mortar Board, an American national honor society that recognizes college seniors for achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. Her volunteer experience includes service with Royal Neighbors of America, Mississippi Gulf Relief, Relay for Life, and Ericsson Middle School. At Elon Law, Roth recently joined the staff of the Elon Law Review. She also serves as secretary of the Public Interest Law Society and completed training to serve as a Guardian ad Litem.  

Andrew ScottAndrew J. Scott

A United States Navy veteran, Andrew J. Scott has a wide range of military experience, including service as a Special Operations Officer in Afghanistan. His international exposure over nine years as a Navy officer includes service in Bahrain, England, Guam, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, and Thailand. He is a two time recipient of the Bronze Star, and the recipient of the Combat Action Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Sea Service Ribbon. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Marymount University in 2001. That year, Scott served as an intern with Offender Aid and Restoration, a nonprofit assisting current and recently released inmates of Arlington, Virginia jails. 

Erica WeatherfordErica S. Weatherford

Erica graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in History from Lynchburg College, receiving the Mary C. Scudder award for best senior thesis as well as the W. W. Ferguson award and Christopher C. Cowles award for outstanding scholarship in history. At Lynchburg, Erica also volunteered at health fairs to educate the public on women’s rights and health issues, and was selected to attend a leadership institute on reproductive justice. Erica presented her senior thesis on the intersection of law and health policy in the Progressive Era United States at the Virginia Regional Phi Alpha Theta conference. Following her undergraduate work, Erica earned a Masters of Arts degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, internationalizing her research on the law, public policy, and women’s health. While at UNCC, Erica served as a teaching assistant. At Elon Law, Erica is the co-founder of Elon’s chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild, currently serving as Vice President for the 2012-2013 academic year.