AdelsonJeanette Kernizan Adelson ’21

Jeanette was born and raised in Queens, New York. She is currently a second-year law student and is the co-chair for BLSA Kemet Chapter. Jeanette previously served as the first-year chair for BLSA and helped plan the chapter’s Black History Month programming. Prior to law school, Jeanette attended State University of New York at Old Westbury where she was heavily involved. Jeanette graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a minor in pre-law. Outside of law school, Jeanette enjoys Broadway shows, traveling and trying new things. As co-chair, Jeanette hopes to continue the work of her predecessors in building community on and off campus. 

BrownJasmine Brown ’21
Director of Internal/External Affairs

Jasmine is currently a 2L and the director of internal/external Affairs for BLSA. She was born in Silver Spring, MD, and moved to Boston from Charlotte, NC. Prior to law school, Jasmine was a 2018 graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in American Ethnic Studies. In addition to BLSA, she is a member of the Multicultural Law Students Association, a case team member of the International Refugee Assistance Program, and an associate editor on the Northeastern University Law Review. Outside of NUSL, Jasmine dances with Urbanity School of Dance. She also enjoys reading and stress-baking in her free time. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

StephensIashai Stephens ’21
Co-Academic Chair 

Iashai is from Dorchester, Mass., and is currently a 2L in the role of academic chair for the fall/spring rotation of BLSA. Iashai attended American University in Washington, DC, and holds a BA in History. Before attending law school, Iashai completed a service year with City Year Boston in a middle school in Dorchester and interned with Greater Boston Legal Services in the Immigration Unit. After law school, Iashai intends to stay in Boston to become a public defender. Outside of law school, Iashai enjoys trying new foods and hanging out with friends. 

PrestonAlexandra Preston ’21
Co-Social Chair and CAIR Representative

Allie Preston is a current 2L from Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of American University where she majored in Public Health. Her love of the field of Public Health and desire to learn how to use the law as a tool for empowerment is what brought her to law school. She is interested in exploring the legal questions that arise at the intersections of health, the environment and marginalized communities.

BetancesSugeiry Betances ’21

Sugeiry Betances is a 2L and currently the fall/spring secretary of BLSA. Prior to law school, Sugeiry graduated from Bates College in Maine where she double majored in Philosophy and Spanish Literature. She previously worked as a paralegal in the Business Immigration Department. At Northeastern, Sugeiry is also part of the Latin American Law Student Association (LALSA).

WilkinsMoriah Wilkins ’21

Moriah Wilkins is the BLSA co-chair for the summer/ winter rotation. Moriah is a 2L generally interested in property law and municipal law. Moriah has spent most of her life in Virginia, but has made Boston a second home. Moriah’s goal as BLSA Co-Chair is to solidify and maintain the presence of BLSA and BLSA members at NUSL and to continue to create partnerships and bonds with other affinity and student groups. 

NzoiwuMichael Nzoiwu ’21

Michael Nzoiwu is a 2L and is currently the treasurer for Northeastern University School of Law's Kemet Chapter of BLSA. Michael previously served as the 1L Academic Chair and is currently the director of programming for the Northeast region, NEBLSA. He is from Round Rock, Texas, and attended Texas Tech University, where he received a BA in Political Science, but moved to Boston to attend law school after spending a semester as an intern on Capitol Hill. Michael is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Kappa Sigma and is a 2019 Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowship Recipient. He is interested in litigation and corporate law.

CooperChimene Cooper ’21
Co-Social Chair

Chimene was born and raised in Boston and is a 2L. Prior to attending law school, she graduated from Cornell University and worked in recruiting at a prominent Boston law firm. Her legal interests are in the areas of corporate law, employment law and criminal justice reform. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and binge watching tv shows. As social chair of BLSA, Chimene hopes to provide fun opportunities for our members to bond not only with each other, but with other affinity group members across the Boston area.

HabteBethel Habte ’21
Co-Academic Chair

Bethel Habte is a 2L and currently the academic chair of BLSA on the summer/winter rotation. Her legal interest areas include immigration, education, health and family law. Prior to attending law school, Bethel was a Global Health Corps Fellow at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, serving as their communications and development coordinator. She earned her BA in Sociology with a minor in Africana Studies and a Conceptual Foundations of Medicine certificate at the University of Pittsburgh. 

ButlerSequoia Butler ’21

Sequoia, originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., is currently a 2L. She has served as the 1L secretary for BLSA and is currently the co-secretary for the Summer/Winter rotation. Sequoia is a 2017 graduate of Macalester College, earning a double major in Political Science and International Studies. Prior to law school, Sequoia worked in intellectual property assisting with international patents and patent applications. She previously interned with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota State Legislature. Her legal interests include public health law, transactional law, and intellectual property. In her free time, Sequoia enjoys reading, baking, running and taking care of plants.

Feel free to contact members of our executive board with any questions!