James Banker (’16) graduated from San Diego State University in 2011 with a B.A. in Linguistics. Before attending SDSU, he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces for seven years, and after graduating, he worked for the Department of Defense as an advisor to the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program in northern Afghanistan. At Stanford, he is a member of the Submissions Committee for the Stanford Journal of International Law.
Samuel Bonnette (’16) graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in History. He served as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army for five years, including a one year deployment to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan as a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader.
Andrew Dragstrem (’16) graduated from Northwestern University in 2006 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He lived and worked in Mazar-i Sharif, Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011, where he worked on education-based development projects. He is an executive board member of the International Law Society at Stanford, and he also works as a pro bono client advocate for the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, where he assists an Afghan client in obtaining a Special Immigrant Visa to the US.
Jason Fischbein (’16) graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2011 with a B.A. in political science. Jason is an experienced social science researcher, having conducted quantitative and qualitative field research in rural Mexican communities, analyzing the effectiveness of U.S. border enforcement policies and the impact these policies have on the migration behavior of Mexican migrants. At Stanford, Jason is the Policy Chair of the American Constitution Society and is involved with the Immigration Pro Bono Project.
Shereen Griffith (’16) graduated from UC Berkeley in 2009 with a degree in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies. After graduation, she worked at Triage Consulting Group in San Francisco, first as an Associate and then a Senior Legal Services Associate. At Stanford, Shereen co-leads the Guardianship Pro Bono and serves as an editor on the Stanford Journal of International Law.
Amy Heath (’16) graduated from Middlebury College in 2007 with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. Before law school, she worked on foreign affairs issues for the federal government for six years. At Stanford, she is involved in the Immigration Pro Bono and Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and also serves as a research assistant to Professor Shirin Sinnar.
Vikram Iyengar (’15) graduated from Duke University in 2002 with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After graduation, Vikram worked at IBM for ten years, designing circuits for the Watson supercomputer and smartphones. Outside the law school classroom, he enjoys exploring the Bay Area with his four-year-old daughter, Rhia.
Caroline Keller-Lynn (’17) graduated from Yale College in 2009 with a degree in Philosophy. She spent the next few years working in the Middle East and Africa, before returning to the United States to pursue a JD/MBA at Stanford.
Cassandra Kildow (’16) graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Prior to law school, she worked at the Center for Justice and Accountability. At SLS she is the Legal Director of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, a senior editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review, and on the board of the Stanford Association for Law in the Middle East, the Stanford International Human Rights Law Association, and the CJA Young Professional Committee.
Ryan McIlroy (’16) graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Political Science. He served in the U.S. Air Force for five years, including a deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan to support the NATO training mission of Afghan military and police forces. After graduating from Stanford Law School, he will serve in the Air Force JAG Corps.
Vina Seelam (’16) graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology and International Studies. After graduating she worked at an environmental law firm in New York and later at a healthcare non-profit in India. At SLS, she is co-editor of the Criminal Law & Policy Journal and is also involved in the Criminal Law Society, StreetLaw, and the Stanford Law Association.