2014 - 2015 ADVANCE Executive Board

Terry Lin , President
Email: tl0608a@student.american.edu

Terry Lin is a 2L at American University Washington College of Law. Terry was born in Guangzhou, China, and she immigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was seven. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2009. Between undergraduate and law school, Terry worked as a senior analyst for a real estate company in Beijing. She also volunteered as an English teacher for migrant children. 

In addition to serving as President of ADVANCE, Terry is also the Vice President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. This summer, Terry served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Heidi M. Pasichow at the D.C. Superior Court and a Dean's Fellow for Professor Janie Chuang. Terry is interested in immigration, administrative, and corporate law. 

Outside of law school, Terry loves to run and try out different cuisines with friends

Naomi Abraham, Vice President
Email: na0593a@student.american.edu

Naomi is a second year law student at WCL. From West Palm Beach, Florida, Naomi attended the University of Florida and graduated in 2013. This summer, Naomi interned for a Judge in Chicago where she focused on intellectual property. This fall, Naomi is interning at the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to being Vice President of ADVANCE, Naomi is a junior staffer of the American University Business Law Review and a researcher for the International Trademark Association. Her primary legal interest is intellectual property. 

Naomi's likes to cook, bake, eat, and say she exercises

Darlene Tzou , Secretary
Email: dt1305a@student.american.edu

Darlene is currently a 2L at American University Washington College of Law. She was born to Taiwanese immigrants and grew up in North Huntingdon, PA. Darlene stayed in the Pittsburgh area and obtained her undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 and her graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. While attending graduate school, Darlene was also working full time as a project engineer at Westinghouse Electric Company.

In addition to serving as Secretary of ADVANCE, Darlene is also a junior staffer on the American University Law Review, a production assistant on the American University Intellectual Property Brief, and assistant choreographer for the American University Law Revue. This summer, Darlene had the honor to serve as a judicial intern for the Honorable Clayton Greene, Jr. at the Maryland Court of Appeals and she will also be a classroom Dean's Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric Program in the fall.

Outside of law school Darlene loves to dance and meet up with friends outside of law school.

Irini Adamopoulos , Treasurer


Melissa Garcia, Director of Alumni Affairs