Nicholas Armstrong is a Juris Doctor Candidate at Washington University School of Law, where he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. Prior to pursuing his law degree, Nicholas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. During his tenure at the University of Texas at Austin, Nicholas worked as a Research Assistant for the Center for Sustainable Development—contributing to “Uprooted,” a report commissioned by the Austin City Council to explore residential displacement vulnerability in Austin and recommend a policy framework for implementing mitigation measures. At the law school, Nicholas is committed to promoting active learning and community involvement among the student body. His prior service in various student organizations and participation in the law school’s clinical program are a testament to this commitment. In addition to serving as President of the Real Estate Law Society, he currently serves on the Student Bar Association’s Honor Council and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.
Karin Han is a Master of Public Health Candidate in the Brown School. Within the Brown School, she will be continuing her leadership role serving her second term on the Student Coordinating Council as Secretary. In addition, she is working with Dr. Tess Thompson on a study Analyzing Outcomes for Black Breast Cancer Patients and Their Informal Caregivers, along with a Practicum with Dr. Sarah Russell-Mooreland at the Prevention Research Center. Karin is an alumna of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Prior to WashU, she worked on various NIH projects at Center for Asthma Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center studying maternal and child health asthma outcomes with birth cohorts.
Isabel Huesa is a junior studying Microbiology and Global Health & Environment, with a minor in South Asian Languages and Cultures. An advocate at heart, her work at WashU has centered around mental healthcare access and WashU’s role within greater St. Louis. Isabel has mentored students as an Uncle Joe peer counselor and Washington University Student Associate; advised University leadership as part of the University Student Affairs Advisory Board; danced on WashU’s Bhangra team; and served as the Association of Latin American Students’ community outreach chair. Her upcoming independent project on reproductive healthcare access in the Midwest is supported by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement’s Civic Scholarship. A Danforth Scholar, Isabel aims to leverage her background in biomedical research and anthropology to address the spread of infectious disease in marginalized communities. Following her undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a biomedical research or health policy role before earning a Masters in Public Health or PhD. With roots to her second home in the Basque Country of Spain, Isabel speaks fluent Spanish and Basque. Hailing from Laurinburg, NC, she is a proud alumna of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Sejal Rajamani is a senior from Bloomington, Indiana, majoring in environmental biology and minoring in psychology and legal studies. Following the completion of her undergraduate studies she plans to attend graduate school to obtain both a master’s and PhD in environmental biology or marine biology. She hopes to pursue a career focused in environmental research and conservation. During her time at WashU, Sejal has been actively involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and organizations. She is a member of the varsity track and field team, a trip leader for the WashU Outing Club, and a student intern for the Washington University Climate Change Program. Sejal serves as a coach for the Bear Cubs Running Team, which provides children on the autism spectrum with an environment to participate in athletics. Sejal is also part of the Deneb STARS community, a scholars program for low-income and first-generation WashU students, where she serves as a member of the Deneb STARS Student Leadership Corps. Sejal is passionate about advocating for the needs of marginalized communities and ensuring that all members of her communities feel welcomed, included, and supported.