Chloe Knox, President
Chloe Knox ’22 graduated with highest honors as a University Scholar from Baylor University in 2018. Before law school, she interned in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House and the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health & Human Services. She spent her 1L summer as a law clerk for Senator Marsha Blackburn on the Senate Judiciary Committee and her 2L summer at Jones Day in Atlanta. At UVA, she is a member of the Virginia Law Review and Law Christian Fellowship. After graduation, she will clerk for the Honorable Matthew J. Kacsmaryk of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable Andrew L. Brasher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Ethan Treacy, Executive Vice President
Ethan Treacy ’23 is from Quincy, Florida, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012. After undergrad, Ethan worked as a licensed insurance agent in Austin, Texas, for three years. In 2016, Ethan graduated Marine Corp Officer Candidates School and commissioned as an officer in the Marines. Ethan spent four years active duty in the Corps, with three years deployed to Japan. During his 1L summer, Ethan interned with federal District Court judges in Fort Worth, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Ethan is also a member of the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Law Veterans.
Douglas Maggs, Vice President for Speakers
Douglas Maggs ’23 is from Arlington, Virginia. He graduated from Harvard College in 2017. Before law school, Douglas earned a master’s degree in Classical Art & Archaeology in 2018 from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He also worked as an economic analyst at Criterion Economics in Washington, D.C. Douglas spent his 1L summer as an intern for Judge Carl Nichols of the District Court for the District of Columbia. At UVA, he is a member of the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Moot Court and Mock Trial teams, and the Law Christian Fellowship. In his free time, Douglas enjoys hiking, canoeing, and working on and restoring classic cars. After graduation, he will clerk for the Honorable Allison H. Eid of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Ryan Kurtiak, Vice President for Communications
Ryan Kurtiak ’23 is from Greensboro, NC and graduated from University of North Carolina in 2019 with degrees in Contemporary European Study and Political Science. Before law school, he worked at Walt Disney World as a member of the opening team for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Ryan worked as a research assistant for Professor Aditya Bamzai his 1L summer. He is a member of the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Extramural Moot Court team, and the Law Christian Fellowship.
Julia Mroz, Vice President for Special Events
Julia Mroz ’23 is from Haddonfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 2020, where she studied History, Political Science, and French. She spent her 1L summer as a judicial intern for the Honorable Chad Kenney of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Outside of the Federalist Society, Julia is a member of Virginia Law Ambassadors and the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, she will clerk for the Honorable Daniel Bress of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Trevor N. McFadden of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Elijah Coryell, Vice President for Faculty Relations
Elijah Coryell ’23 is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Grove City College, where he was student body president. Prior to law school, Elijah worked for a Pittsburgh-based business consultancy coordinating partnerships and selling advisory services. Outside of the Federalist Society, Elijah is a member of Law Christian Fellowship, Virginia Law First Generation Professionals, and the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law. He spent the summer after 1L year interning for the Honorable David J. Porter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Beyond law school, Elijah enjoys the outdoors, strategy board games, and discovering the best local restaurants with his wife.
Madison Lazarek, Vice President for Finances
Madison Lazarek is from Dearborn, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 2020. Before law school, she interned with the Parliament of Canada, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Office of the Inspector General, and the Michigan Department of Attorney General. She spent her 1L summer as a legal intern for Curriculum Associates Office of General Counsel in Boston. At UVA, she is a member of the Virginia Law and Business Review, Virginia Law First-Generation Professionals, and Virginia Innocence Project Student Group. Outside of school, she enjoys playing tennis and trying out local restaurants.
Devon Chenelle, Vice President for Membership
Devon Chenelle ’23 is from Clarendon Hills, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with honors distinctions in History and Italian in 2018. Before law school, he worked as an immigration paralegal in Chicago. He spent his 1L summer at the First Liberty Institute in Plano, Texas. At UVA Law he is also a member of the Law Christian Fellowship and the Virginia Law Weekly, and will be completing a Master’s in History concurrently to his law degree.
Lauren Johnson, Vice President for Professional Development
Lauren Johnson ’22 is from Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona Christian University with B.S. degrees in Political Science and Communications. She spent her 1L summer at LabCFTC and her 2L summer at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C.. Before law school she worked as a legal analyst and paralegal at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where she developed and ran the first Fintech Sandbox in the U.S. Lauren served as the Chair of Women’s Outreach for the Federalist Society during the 2020-2021 school year. In addition to her role in the Federal Society this year, she is serving as the Editor in Chief of Virginia Law & Business Review, President of the Emerging Company & Venture Capital Society, and Producer for the Libel Show.
Jessie Mann, Symposium Chair
Jessie Mann ’23 is originally from Bethesda, MD. She graduated from Tulane University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, a Bachelor of Arts in French, and a minor in Spanish. Before law school, she spent time studying in Paris, France, and Havana, Cuba which sparked an interest in international law and politics. Jessie spent her 1L summer as a law clerk for Senator Marsha Blackburn on the Judiciary Committee. She is currently a Notes Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law and President of the Jewish Law Students Association, she also holds a board position in the J.B. Moore Society of International Law.
Steven Joseph, Mentorship Chair
Steven Joseph ’22 is from Green Cove Springs, Florida. He spent his 1L summer at K&L Gates in Charleston, SC and split his 2L summer with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC and Jimerson Birr in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in History and from George Mason University in 2017 with a Master of Public Policy. Prior to law school, he spent six years on active duty in the Air Force. Steven served as Executive Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year. After graduation, he will clerk for the Honorable Aileen M. Cannon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Honorable Elizabeth L. Branch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Brooke Schafer, Women’s Outreach Chair
Brooke Schafer ’23 is from Chebanse, Illinois. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology. This summer, she is working as a judicial intern for the Honorable Eleni M. Roumel of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Outside of the Federalist Society, Brooke is the Assistant Managing Editor of the Virginia Tax Review for this upcoming year and is a member of Heartland Hoos and Southeastern Wahoos.
Niccolo Beltramo, Clerkships Chair
Niccolo Beltramo ’22 is from the Metro Detroit area. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with degrees in History and Economics, and came straight through to UVA Law after graduation. He spent the summer after his 1L year working with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Office of Enforcement Operations, and his 2L summer with the Washington, D.C., office of Sullivan & Cromwell. Outside of the Federalist Society, he is a problem author for the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition as well as a member of the Virginia Law Review managing board. Following graduation, he will be clerking for the Honorable Daniel P. Collins on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Trevor N. McFadden on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Sophia Evans, Outreach Chair
Sophia E. Evans ’23 grew up in Southern Illinois. She graduated from Cornell University cum laude as a triple major and came straight through to law school. In addition to being a member of the Virginia Journal of International Law, she is also involved with the Lone Star Lawyers. She is currently spending her 1L summer as a summer associate at Bracewell in Houston, Texas. Outside of law school, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and—when she is back in Illinois—spending time with her backyard chickens.
Christopher Baldacci, Reading Group Leader
Chris Baldacci ’22 grew up in the Chicago suburbs but has spent the last six years in Virginia. He studied government and philosophy at Patrick Henry College and interned at the Federal Communications Commission before coming to UVA Law. He spent his 1L summer interning for the Honorable Judge Trevor N. McFadden on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and worked in Covington & Burling’s D.C. office for his 2L summer. His other activities include competing in moot court and serving on the managing board of the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he will clerk for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Neomi J. Rao on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.