Class of 2015
A 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Boschini majored in media studies with a concentration in film and television production. From May 2008 to May 2010, Boschini served as Editor-in-Chief of The Carolinian student newspaper. During his time as Editor-in-Chief, The Carolinian introduced podcasts, blogs and multi-media content to the publication’s website. His professional experience includes employment as an editorial assistant with the Greensboro News & Record, staff writer for Soccer By Ives, and financial assistant with Carson-Dellosa Publishing. Boschini served as a camp counselor at The Vineyard Camp from 2004-2008.
Janean L. Bryant
A 2012 cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Bryant earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and sociology. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society, and Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society. At Elon Law, Bryant is an Acorn Scholar and the president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for the 2013-14 academic year. Prior to being elected president, she was elected as the first-year law student representative of BLSA. Bryant has interned at Morton Law Office and has worked as a summer associate for The Fresh Market, Inc.’s Legal Department in Greensboro. She has volunteered with various Triad community organizations including: Positive Direction for Youth and Families, Youth Taking Charge and Greensboro Urban Ministries. Bryant is a certified volunteer mediator through One Step Further, Inc., and a 2012 voter protection poll observer volunteer, a position in which she answered voters’ questions about North Carolina election laws.
Julie A. Dogan
Julie A. Dogan is a former member of the United States Bobsled Team and a member of the U.S. Women’s 2007 World Championship Team. She has worked with the United States Bobsled/Skeleton Federation and has represented the U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team at nonprofit events. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, became a member of Gamma Beta Phi academic honor society, and served as Vice President of the Appalachian International Communication Association. In 1997, Dogan studied abroad at Oxford University, Oxford, England. Her volunteer experience includes service in youth-focused and domestic violence services programs.
Christopher W. Genheimer
A 2002 cum laude graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Genheimer is a member of Gamma Beta Phi academic honor society and Phi Sigma biological honor society. His professional experience includes employment with Tengion Inc. and TechLab Inc. as a research associate. He is the co-holder of numerous provisional and approved United States patents and a co-author of forty published research articles. He was awarded a certificate from the journal Anaerobe recognizing that a research article he co-authored was a top referenced article between the years 2008-2010. He is an Eagle Scout, the highest rank obtainable in the Boy Scouts of America. During the summer of 2013, Genheimer served as an extern with the Triad Area Inception Micro Angel Fund (IMAF) and the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), where he was exposed to private equity transactions and due diligence while having the opportunity to engage in hands-on work in business transactions including licensing agreements and securities regulation. Genheimer currently serves as Staff Editor for the Elon Law Review and has been named to the Dean’s List.
Katherine Anne Lester
Working in the fixed annuity division of Lincoln Financial Distributors from 2007-2012, Lester was recognized in 2011 as a top fixed annuity wholesaler. She holds Series 6 and Series 63 securities licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Lester also holds teaching and training certifications from the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She holds an Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED & First Aid certification from the American Red Cross. Lester has worked as an instructor, adviser and personal trainer at several fitness centers. She is league president of the Greensboro Roller Derby. Lester holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Ernest Lewis, Jr.
Ernest Lewis, Jr. earned a Masters of Arts degree in management (2011) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music (2009) from Wake Forest University. He focused his undergraduate studies on vocal performance and religion. In 2007, he received the first place Joseph Pleasant and Marguerite Nutt Sloan Award in Open Competition of the 30th Annual Giles-Harris Competition in Musical Performance. Lewis placed third in the same competition in 2006. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. “Building a Dream Award” at Wake Forest University. Lewis is a freelance composer, arranger, conductor and musician. He created a band that worked with the Wake Forest Gospel Choir for the first time in the choir’s 30-year history. He has served as minister of music and head musician for the Wake Forest University Gospel Choir and lead keyboardist at Piedmont International Church.
Phillips is an Executive Lieutenant Governor for the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division 4th Circuit, Vice-President of Elon Law’s Student Bar Association and an Eagle Scout. Phillips attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 2010. He is serving as an extern for Superior Court Judge James Hardin of Durham County this summer. Phillips has volunteered for local organizations including: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, Fox 8 Gifts for Kids and the Alamance County Homeless Shelter. He was a member of the UNCG baseball team.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, Seawell has worked as a regional editor, multimedia editor and copy editor with several news organizations, including The Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV, Media General Metro Consolidated Editing Center, and Patch. She was a member of the University of Florida Honors Program and served as managing editor of The Independent Florida Alligator while at the University of Florida. Seawell’s volunteer experience includes service with LifePath Hospice, Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit cancer research and prevention organization, and the Tampa Bay History Center. Seawell has interned for the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Football Operations, Multimedia, and Legal Affairs Division. During the summer of 2013, Seawell served as an extern at the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Court in the Legal and Legislative Services Division, in addition to serving as a mentor for incoming students. Currently, Seawell is a staff member of the Elon Law Review and a research assistant to Professor Perkins. She is active with Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Shoshanna N. Silverberg
Silverberg earned a Masters of Arts degree from The Graduate Institute in 2008, with a culminating project entitled, “Holisitic Thinking and Public Policy: Building a Case.” She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College where she studied within a self-designed concentration of social consciousness in cultural and theoretical perspective and completed a senior project entitled, “Towards a Theory of Embodied Discourse, Or Corporeal Politics.” She has worked as a lobbyist, hospice caregiver and self-employed entrepreneur, as well as a research assistant at the Institute for the Study of Crime & Justice at Central Connecticut State University. In 2007-2008, she was a Human Rights Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut. Silverberg has served as a Steering Committee Member of the Young Women’s Leadership Program in Hartford, CT, a panel member of the Hartford Juvenile Review Board and as Legislative Designee of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Policy Operations & Coordinating Council and in other advocacy and leadership experiences. She is an extern for the website www.cuttingedgelaw.com.
A 2011 graduate of Elon University, Watts earned a duel Bachelor of Science degree in science sociology and science business administration. He has worked as a teaching assistant at Elon, a marketing consultant and most recently as a pro bono intern with the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Raleigh, North Carolina. At Elon, Watts was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council as a representative of the men’s basketball team. He is the recipient of the Academic All-Southern Conference Award, the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court and the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Award. Watts currently serves as a member of the Elon Law Review. He is co-founder and president of the Elon Law chapter of North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Watts spent the summer of 2013 as a clerk for Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt in the Eastern District of North Carolina.