Team Members

Marta Darby (’14) graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with a BA in environmental earth science.  She is currently pursuing a joint degree in law and environmental management, focusing on the U.S.-China trade relationship in the clean energy sector.  Prior to law school, Marta edited climate science publications for the U.S. government and NGOs and advanced energy and climate policy for a local government in Colorado.

Michelle Hillenbrand (’15) graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012, with a B.A. in English and a B.B.A. in Marketing.  There, as a Writing Fellow, she worked with students and professors to promote collaborative learning through editing sessions and individual conferences.  At SLS, she serves as the Community Service Chair of Women of Stanford Law and as an editor on the Stanford Technology Law Review, while also participating in the Housing Pro Bono and Volunteer Attorney Program.

Trevor Kempner (’15) graduated from Yale University in 2010 with a degree in Theater Studies.  After graduation, he worked for two years in the Crime Strategies Unit of the New York District Attorney’s Office.  At Stanford, he is the External Relations Chair of the American Constitution Society and Co-Director of the the Social Committee of the Stanford Law Association.

Mansi Kothari (’15) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Health and World History. At UPenn, she co-founded the Race Dialogue Project, improving dialogue about racial identity through the arts, and worked on Asian American advocacy, nutrition awareness, and community mentoring. At SLS she is involved in the Stanford Critical Law Society, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, StreetLaw, and Stanford Law Association.

Andrew Lawrence (’15) graduated from Stanford University with a BA in International Relations.  Prior to law school, he worked on national security issues in the federal government.  Now back at Stanford, he serves as the Vice President for Competitions on the Mock Trial Team and as a member of the Submissions Committee for the Stanford Journal of International Law.

Ryan Nelson (’15) graduated from Colgate University in June 2012 with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science.  While an undergraduate student, Ryan was the president of Colgate’s international debate team and interned at the United States Supreme Court.  He is an associate editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.

Tres Thompson (’16) graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in History. After graduation he served in the Navy for seven years, first as a submarine officer onboard the USS Norfolk (SSN-714) and later as a submarine tactics instructor. He currently is pursuing a joint JD/MA at Stanford Law School and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Tom Wakefield (’15) graduated from Bowdoin College in 2010 with a BA in English.  Before law school, he worked for two years at a legal and economic research institute in Boston.  He is an associate editor with the Stanford Law & Policy Review.