The Leadership Program

Leadership Fellows

Class of 2015

John BoschiniJohn Boschini

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.

Elon Law student and Leaderhip Fellow Janean Bryant L'15Janean 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. She served as 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, N.C. 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 DoganJulie 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.

Chris GenheimerChristopher 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 the Gamma Beta Phi academic honor society and Phi Sigma biological honor society. Prior to enrolling in law school, Genheimer spent over ten years advancing medical research in the diagnostic and regenerative medicine fields. He is the co-author of over forty published research articles and co-inventor of two U.S. patents. 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. During the summer of 2013, Genheimer externed with the Triad Area Inception Micro Angel Fund (IMAF) where he engaged in private equity transactions, due diligence and securities regulation. In the summer of 2014, Genheimer was a summer associate at the intellectual property law firm Sughrue Mion PLLC, where he leveraged his scientific background to aid clients in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. patent applications and in litigation matters under the Hatch-Waxman Act and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). Genheimer is an Eagle Scout and a volunteer with AARP Tax Aide. He currently serves as online editor of the Elon Law Review and treasurer of the Tax Law Interest Group at Elon Law.

Katherine LesterKatherine Anne Lester

Lester worked in the annuity sales division of Lincoln Financial Distributors from 2007-2012, and held Series 6 and 63 Securities Licenses, as well as North Carolina Insurance Licenses. In the summer of 2014, she interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Philadelphia Regional Enforcement Office, working primarily with the Market Abuse Unit. In Summer 2013, Lester worked with the New Jersey Regional Enforcement Division of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She also worked as an in-house legal extern for Market America/ during the Spring 2014 semester. Lester is a Dean's Fellow; a member of the Elon Law Moot Court Board - receiving Best Brief Award for the Fall 2013 Elon Law Intramural Moot Court Competition; a Student Mentor for the class of 2016; and an active volunteer for the Innocence Project. Prior to law school, Lester worked as a program director, personal trainer and instructor at several fitness centers. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At Elon Law, she is a Board Scholar, Leadership Fellow and Business Fellow.

Ernest LewisErnest Lewis, Jr.

Ernest Lewis, Jr. earned a Master 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.

Elon Law student and Leadership Fellow Ian Phillips L'15Ian Phillips

Phillips has served as an executive lieutenant governor for the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division 4th Circuit and vice-president of Elon Law’s Student Bar Association. He is an Eagle Scout. Phillips attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 2010. He has served as an extern for Superior Court Judge James Hardin of Durham County and has worked in the legal department of The Carroll Companies in Greensboro, N.C. 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.

Emily SeawellEmily Seawell

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, Media General 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, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, the Tampa Bay History Center and Hillsborough County Schools. During the summer of 2013, Seawell served as an extern at the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts in the Legal and Legislative Services Division. During her second year, Seawell served as a judicial extern for Justice Paul M. Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and interned for the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Football Operations, Multimedia, and Legal Affairs Division. During the summer of 2014, Seawell studied human rights and immigration law in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently, Seawell is symposium editor of the Elon Law Review and a research assistant to Elon Law Professors Patricia Perkins and Steve Friedland. Seawell chairs the mentoring program for incoming students and the leadership academy for undergraduate student leaders in Greensboro, N.C. She is active with Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the Elon Law Hospice Project and the Elon Law Humanitarian Immigration Law Clinic.

Shoshanna SliverbergShoshanna N. Silverberg

Silverberg earned a Master 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, Conn., a panel member of the Hartford Juvenile Review Board, as legislative designee of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Policy Operations & Coordinating Council, and in other advocacy and leadership roles. Silverberg’s legal experience while in law school includes an externship for the organization Cutting Edge Law.

Daniel WattsDaniel Watts

Daniel Watts is a 2011 graduate of Elon University, where he played on the varsity basketball team and earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in marketing and sociology. At Elon Law, Watts is the symposium editor of the Elon Law Review and a competing member of the Elon Law Moot Court Board. In addition to being a Leadership Fellow, Watts has been named a Presidential Scholar and a Dean’s Fellow. Outside of Elon Law, Watts has worked in the Eastern District of North Carolina for the Office of the Federal Public Defender, the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, and for Senior United States District Court Judge W. Earl Britt. During the summer of 2014, Watts worked with in-house legal counsel on the Ethics and Compliance team at SAS Institute’s global headquarters in Cary, N.C. Watts will serve as an extern-clerk for The Honorable James L. Gale of the North Carolina Business Court during the fall 2014 semester.