Executive Board

Vice President of Programming: Valerie Cantave

Name: Valerie Cantave Year: 3L From: Boca Raton, FL Interesting Fact: I received my High School Diploma and my Undergraduate Degree in the same year. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: This year I hope to travel to at least three cities that I have yet to visit.  

Member-At-Large: Ravan Austin

  Name: Ravan Austin Year: 2E From: Stafford, VA Interesting Fact:  I started competing and won my first pageant title when I was five years old. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: My top goal is to find greater balance in my academic and personal life.  I hope to travel more and try new foods.   … Continue reading Member-At-Large: Ravan Austin

President: K’sean Henderson

  Name: K’sean Henderson Year: 3L – Class of 2018 From: Hempstead, New York. Interesting Fact: I’m a Double Hoya Top Goal for the 2017-2018 Academic Year: That Georgetown’s BLSA strengthens its ties and connections to the greater DC community through active engagement, robust community service activities, and general support.  

Alumni Chair: Ivan Noisette

Name: Ivan Noisette Year: 3L- Class of 2018 From: Philadelphia, PA Interesting Fact: I speak Haitian Creole Top Goal for the 2017-2018 Academic Year: Continue building the legal skills necessary to fight for socioeconomic equity, diversity, and inclusion  

Attorney General: Imani Waweru

Name: Imani Waweru Year: 3L – Class of 2018 From: Killeen, Texas Interesting Fact:  I am a first generation Kenyan American. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: That Georgetown’s BLSA members have thoughtful opportunities to network with leaders in the Public Interest and Racial Justice legal fields.    

Corporate Relations Chair: Lauren Weaver

Name: Lauren Weaver Year: 2L From: Shaker Heights, Ohio Interesting Fact: I was an Assistant Principal in DC Public Schools (DCPS); I was a former DCPS Kindergarten teacher; I lived in Korea and Italy; I speak Korean. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: To travel to Israel.  

Member-At-Large: Nicole Walker

Name: Nicole Walker Year: 2L From: Fort Worth, Texas Interesting Fact: I did musical and dramatic theater competitively throughout high school and was quite successful in it. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: To find a better spiritual, physical, social and academic balance in my life and try to stay more ahead of the curve so that I … Continue reading Member-At-Large: Nicole Walker

Recruitment and Retention Chair: Lela Prichett

  Name: Lela Prichett Year: 2L From:  Columbia, MO Interesting Fact: I have a blackbelt in Taekwondo. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: Stay focused, spread love, and change my dreams into realities.  

Secretary: Alex Love

  Name: Alex Love Year: 2L  – Class of 2019 From: San Francisco, California Interesting Fact:  I have scuba-dived in three of the world’s five oceans. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year:  Fostering a robust sense of community within BLSA.

Social Chair: Marylyn Harrell

  Name: Marylyn Harrell Year: 2L – Class of 2019 From: Annapolis, Maryland Interesting Fact: I was captain of the Boys’ Varsity Golf Team in high school Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: To plan events for BLSA and our allies to fellowship and decompress from the rigor of academic life  

Treasurer: Marisa Ebli

Name: Marisa Ebli Year: 3L From: Green Bay, WI Interesting Fact: I played Division 1 volleyball in college Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: Enjoy everything my last “senior year” has to offer  

Academic Chair: Erin Lasenby

Name: Erin Lasenby Year: 2L From: West Bloomfield, Michigan Interesting Fact: I rode an ostrich while in South Africa. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: To visit and explore one new city.  

Community Service Chair: Donalene Roberts

Name: Donalene Roberts   Year: Class of 2019 From: St. Kitts (Caribbean) Interesting Fact: Enjoys reading dystopian novels Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: To diversify our skills through pro bono work

Communications Director: Nikki Jones

Name: Nikki Jones Year: 2L From: Woodbridge, VA Interesting Fact: I don’t like chocolate. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic Year: Steady social, professional, and academic improvement; never move backwards.

1L Representative: Janae Staicer

Name: Janae Staicer Year: 1L – Class of 2020 From: Johnstown, Pennsylvania Interesting Fact: I won a trip to Paris based on my performance at a debate tournament. Top Goal for 2017-2018 Academic year: I want to survive 1L and perform well while remaining grounded in my passions and commitments that brought me here.