Ashley C. Scott leads the Office of Career & Professional Development as its Senior Director. In her role, Ashley oversees and directs all career counseling, programming, and professional development activities coordinated by the OCPD. Prior to joining WCL, Ashley served as Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development at Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and as a Senior Career Specialist at the University of Houston Law Center. Ashley is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Florida A&M University and her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
Following law school, Ashley practiced at two Am Law 100 firms in New York City and Washington, D.C., where she primarily advised clients in their defense against commercial and class action lawsuits and government investigations. She also served on the professional development, diversity, and associate committees and assisted with recruiting at each of her firms. After leaving practice, Ashley spent a year abroad as a teacher and administrator in language schools in Peru, South America. Her experience in Peru confirmed her commitment to working with students, and she returned to pursue this passion in a career services role.
Grayce Carter works in the Office of Career & Professional Development as the Manager of Recruiting Programs. She develops and executes all aspects of the recruiting programs, including the fall and spring recruitment programs. Grayce brings experience from the nonprofit and private sector. She previously completed work in project management at a social change organization, managed operations at a national association and worked in student services and career development at Howard University. Grayce was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to Washington, DC, where she completed her B.A. in Communication and Culture at Howard University and developed a passion for higher education administration.
Rosemary (Bajorek) Killoy is a Career Counselor in the Office of Career and Professional Development. Rose, a WCL alumna, focuses on counseling students interested in law firms, particularly small to mid-size firms. Previously, Rose worked at Arent Fox LLP as an associate in the Complex Litigation Group and in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission. Rose earned her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and her B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.
Rachel Kohler is the Assistant Director for Public Service Careers in the Office of Career & Professional Development. She specializes in counseling students considering careers in public service, including non-profit organizations and federal or local government. Previously, Rachel worked at the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, providing legal representation to crime victims in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, predominantly serving survivors of gender-based violence. Rachel also has a background in providing legal advice to low-income residents of DC and Maryland. Rachel is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, and received her BA in English from Franklin & Marshall College.
Rebecca (Becca) O’Connor brings to her role as a career counselor extensive experience within the nonprofit and government sectors and at law firms in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Following law school, Becca spent nearly a decade serving in the state of Massachusetts in several roles, including as counsel to the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means and coordinator of legislative affairs for the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.
Most recently, Becca led state and federal government relations for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. In this capacity, she advocated for policies to strengthen the criminal justice system response to sexual assault and related crimes and represented the organization before Congress and the administration. She has also held leadership roles in organizations including the District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Parkinson’s Action Network, and the American Association for Justice. Becca received her B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and her J.D. from Vermont Law School. She is barred in Massachusetts and DC.
In addition to providing general career guidance, Kirsten specializes in counseling students considering judicial clerkships and internships. Kirsten began her legal career by clerking for the Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., Chief Judge of the Northern District of New York. She then practiced litigation at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in Washington D.C., for several years, before joining the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice for six years. Kirsten received her JD from Cornell Law School, her MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto, and her BA in English from Simon Fraser University.