Celebrating Our Graduating Class

2021 commencement procession.
2021 commencement procession.

American University Washington College of Law is proud to have virtually celebrated our 414 JD, 61 LL.M., one SJD, and 43 MLS graduates, including all our graduates from May 2021 and December and August 2020. The ceremony was hosted by Associate Dean David Jaffe and featured remarks from Acting Dean Robert Dinerstein and student speaker Joy Applewhite ’21, as well as a commencement address from our 2021 commencement speaker Congressman Jamie Raskin.

Watch the virtual commencement celebration here.

“Although the period from March 2020 until now will be one that you and we will never forget, recognize that your legal education has encompassed a full three or four years in which you have had the opportunity to learn and hone your critical thinking, doctrinal knowledge, lawyering skills, capacity to learn, and professional values that will stand you in good stead throughout your legal careers," Dinerstien told graduates.

 

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JD Graduates

May 2021

Jessica Adams

Michael W. Adcock

Aisha T. Adegbuyi

Jacqueline Ariel Adelsberg

Adetoye Ahmad Adenekan

Bijan C. Afkhami

Aneesa Ahmed

Ananya Ahuja

Alexander Kain Albrecht

William Alexakos

Henry Warner Allison

Marcel Alberto Apple

Joy Key-Shawna Applewhite

Sandy Arce

Jason Arendt

Tyler Robert Asher

Madison Virginia Atkinson

Ana Stefany Avalos Cuellar

Nneka Phoebe Azikiwe

Paul J. Babbitt III

Adam J Bacon

Keanu J. Bader

Ariana Bagherian

Leemor Banai

Raina Camille Barbee

Kristen E. Bartolotta

Mackenzie C. Battle

Alexis Danielle Bauman

Meredith Baye

Matthew Christopher Beck Jr.

Andrea M. Belanger

Ari K. Bental

Jamie Anne Benz

Devon Alexandra Berman

Kirsten Nicole Bickelman

Aneka S. Billings

Tara Nicole Bird

Michael Blumenthal

Lauren Elizabeth Bomberger

Richard Watson Bomberger IV

Cole Brent Bonini

Haley M. Bowins

Mary Joanna Boyce

Taryn Boyer

Kelsey Elizabeth Rosalie Briel

Scott A. Brennwald

Stephanie Anthonia  Brown

Katherine Alexis Bumpers

Courtney Sandra Burne

Jun Antoine Choua Butel

Caroline M. Butler

Christopher Preston Byrd

Megan Ashley Cahill

Yara L. Calcano

Christian K. Campbell

Valentina Capotosto

Michael Anthony Carbonara Jr.

Christiane Shizuko Cardoza

Daraja Amini Carroll

Juliana Carvajal Yepes

Sarah Casado

Jeremiah Joshua Cervantes

Eve J. Chan

Iona Louise Chapman

Mohammad Tayyab Chaudhry

William Ernesto Chavez

Cassandra H. Chee

Evan C. Chiarelli

Meghana Chilappa

Jisun Choi

Corrin Grace Chow

Autumn T. Clarke

Autumn L. Claybaugh

Peter Coetzee

Patrick Francis Collins

Eliza Suzanne Collison

Isaac Conde

Hector William Contreras

Cale Hawes Coppage

Daniel Eugene Crawford

Madeline M. Creps

Anne D'Amico

Camille A. Dannenhoffer-Lafage

Katelyn Elizabeth Davis

Kimberley J. Davis

Katerina Z. Dee

Paula Del Valle Torres

Sydney Jane Delin

Jaclyn M. Dennis

Meagan DeSimone

Zoe Deutsch

Matthew Mulhern Digan

Caroline Gaylord Dillingham

Jasmine Tao Dohemann

Madeleine Lee Dolan

Erin Donahue

Amanda G. Donati

Erin M. Donnelly

Ryan Patrick Durazo

Sophie Alexandra Edbrooke

Caroline Edgar

Kyle Andrew Ehlers

McKenzie B. Ehrhardt

Samira Samir Elhosary

Sarah Louise Escobar

Sabrina Nicole Espinal

Eric C. Ettorre

Akinfemi Fadeyi

Veronica C. Faison

Susan Farhang

Amanda S. Feldman

Michael Christopher Fente

Andrew Wynn Fiedler

Andrew R. Flora

John Foley

Charles Victor Fraser

Daniel Vincent Funaro

Anthony J. Fusaro

Kaitlin E. Fusco

Abigail Hope Gampher

Jackson P. Garrity

Elena Diane Gartner

Cassandre E. Gaspard

Theresa Geib

Angela D. Marie Gerrits

Caroline G. Gillis

Emily M. Glasser

David Winston Goad

Margarita Chiara Gorospe

Amanda Marie Grau

Dakotah M. Gray

Rouben Zachary Gregorian

Jordan Max Gringauz

 

Jonathan C. Grygiel

Azamat Murphy Gulnar

Da In Ha

Shabbir Mustafa Hamid

Daniyal Mir Hannan

Lydia Kendall Hanson

Casey M. Hare-Osifchin

James Durward Harrison III

Alexander Everett Hartzell

Michael Troy Hatcher Jr.

Nicholas R. Helms

Sarah Nell Henninger

Ashton Henry

Emilio Miguel Hernandez

Stephanie Rachel Herrmann

Alycia Hogenmiller

Adam R. Hornunn

Madison Taylor Howard

Li-Te Alexander Hsu

Carmen N. Huff

Matthew B. Huffman

Enobong Eunice Ikene

Anna Isernia

Neil C. Jackson

Sydney Anne Jackson

Giancarlo Jacobs

Meagan Marie Jacobs

Benjamin E. James

Corin E. James

John C. Jankosky II

Christopher Anthony Jannace

Hira Javed

Kiran Kathleen Margaret Jeevanjee

David Anthony Johnson

Ebonee Venese Johnson

Nathaniel Strand Johnson

Shannon Lee Johnson

DeVaughn Jones

Nadine M. Juweid

Shoba Kadavil

Chelsea Kaminski

Grant E. Kaplan

Max Sidney Macsai Kaplan

Moses Karagyozian

Victoria E. Kazmierczak

Kathleen Grace Keating

Stephen Elrick Keith

Caylyn Oaks Keller

Victoria G. Kelley

Emma Jane White Kenyon

Robert Peyton Kettler

Victoria Nicole Khaydar

Philip N. Killeen

Clemence Dongwoo Kim

Grace Y. Kim

Karen Hyunjoo Yang-Kim

Sharon S. Kimel

Ruslan N Klafehn

Samantha N. Kline

Sarah Kathryn Knarzer

Caroline Marie Koch

Marlena Konopka

Courtney Marie Krawice

Melissa Ann Kucemba

Christopher T. Kuhman

Patricia Young Kwon

Madeline Corkett

Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta

John P. LaMonaca

Stephen A. Laufer

Lauren B. LaVare

Emily K. Lavery

Aden Leasor

Amelia Legault Laroche

Janee D. Lefrere

Erica R. Levin

Aaron J. Levitats

Jewel Morris Lightfoot IV

Walker Weeden Livingston

Janice Lopez

Mark J. Luciano

Lisa Ndembu Lumeya

Hunter MacDowell Lussi

Irene Ly

Lenora M. Lynham

Taylor MacBain

Madelyn Bailey Malcolm

David Manthos

Emily H. Marco

Isabelle Marie T. Marquez

Jillian M. Marshall

Geena Erin Marzouca

Luke H. Mattison

Rory Alexander McClain

Katharine McConville

Kayla Clarissa McCoy

Meagan E. McCullough

Kinnon J. McDonald

Heather Michelle-Lan McGuire

Niall D. McMillan

Ann Elizabeth McRitchie

Elisabeth Alexandra Meddin

Jacob A. Mercer

Khatia Mikadze

Amy Wang Miller

Quinn Miller

Rachel Jane Mina

Robert Mirmow

William A. Mogtader

Gaelen Leigh Molina

Fernando Montoya

Lucette J. Moran

Frederick Moreno

Kate Elizabeth Morrow

Michelle M. Gohary

Ryan Eric Myers

Jarrod Avery Nagurka

Edward Vaughn North

Harrison Evan Neidish

Peter Nelson

Catherine Gwendolyn Nickle

Arian Noori

Allison Norder

Hunter Vance Norton

Jacob Novak

Mary Kate O'Connell

Nivea A. Ohri

Adaoma Uchechukwu Okafor

Adam Nicholas Otto

Emma Teresa Pachon

Anita Devraj Paka

Andrew Sei-Won Park

Puja Patel

 

Krishna Prakash Pathak

Grace Elizabeth Payne

Amanda M. Perez

Damely T. Perez

Zachary Blas Perez

Alexandra Marina Perona

Nathan Roderick Perry

Rachel L. Petro

Michael J. Piquero

Paige Selina Poupart

Brooke E. Priestas

Keyana Aneis Pusey

Robert K. Quealy

Anibal Javier Quevedo Ponce

Andres Quiroga Roldan

Tomas Miguel Ramirez

Elbia E. Ramos

Elizabeth L. Raterman

Diana Ray

Sarah Chaney Reichenbach

Rachel M. Reid

Miles C. Reinhart

Maya Reisman

Matthew Solomon Renetzky

Andrew Rice

Vanessa Giovanna Rijo

Elena Zhilinskaya Ritchie

Andrea Nicole Rivers

Avalon Roche

Ruby Rodriguez

Bailey Marie Roe

Miranda Jasmine Ross

Alexis Marie Rossetti

Cameron A. Ruffin

Devin Thomas Russo

Donald Saltmarsh

Leanna Samson

Emily Shirley Sanchez

Julio Sanchez

Ana A. Saragoza

Nathaniel B. Sbar

Daniel Scanlan

Ryan Scheidt

Tara Elizabeth Schimpf

Timothy R. Schmeling

Andrew Nathan Schneider

Robyn C. Schowengerdt

Benjamin Paul Schroff

Daniel Benjamin Schwaber

Alexandrea M. Schwind

Konrad Richard Scott-Ludwig

Harry Segal

Nathan A. Seligman

Eric A. Sell

Soniya Shah

Minji Shin

Stephanie H. Shoneman

Christine Olivia Simonson

Kieya O. Simpson

Elizabeth A. Skerry

Hannah Skopicki

Deanna Catherine Smiley

Andrew L. Smith

Caitlin B. Smith

Stephen Smith

Thomas John Sommer

Sarah Lynn Spardy

Laura V. Spector

Jesse Hil Spiegel

Joshua Stanley

Sarah Keegan Stegmaier

Hannah Maureen Stephens

Carly M. Steren

Austin M. Stevens

Dennis Anthony Stinchcomb

Maria Louise Stratienko

Sara Rachel Strei

Tristan Strong

Christine Su

Xiaomin Su

Nicholas J. Sullivan

Eric Gabriel Sunray

Nicholas John Sutter

Louis Andrew Szabo

Sara Talebian

Alaina M. Taylor

Alexandra Taylor

Gregory Taylor

Shelby Ashley Taylor

Angélicca Cessilia Telles

Mariana R. Teran

Christine Thebaud

Jacob I. Thole

Zachary Miller Thornburg

Victoria D. Tinker

Brianna Elizabeth Tocci

Neli Traykova

Andrew Michael James Treske

Alexander C. Trono

Emma Malin Trugman

Amy E. Tryon

Ikenna E. Uhuegbu

Katherine Mckendrick Van Allen

Phoebe Victoria Varunok

Lourdes Maria Vazquez

Marcela Velarde

John Anthony Verderame Jr.

Alexander Vias

Audrey Georgia Vorhees

Idrienne Walker Barrow

K. Catherine Walker

Sydney Warren

Angela E. Washington

Brittany Dawn Webb

Christopher Weeks

Alexane Vanessa Marie Welsch

Eric A. Wenz

William McCadden Wetter

Alexander Arthur White

Caroline Michelle Whitlock

Heather Elizabeth Wilson

Bridget Delia Giffin Winkler

Sherwet Hafez Witherington

Eric S. Wojcik

Catherine E. Wright

Huda Abbas Yaacoubi

Atticus Yondorf

Allison Christine Zack

Zhuo Zhao

Yuanqi Zhi

August 2020

Virgina Shalomé Albert

Alex Ty Apollonio

Kareem M. Elsaadi



Zachary R. Engleman

Stanley Blake Hall, II

Katherine Anne Rebholz



Peter T. Riedy

Matthew F. Wiley

December 2020

Marcus R Canzoneri

Mardochée Chery

William Thomas Dove

Franaz B. Hossain

Connor P. Jaccard

 


William Kirchhoff Kelleher

Taylor H. Kohler

Ana-Maria Lafuente

Yusuf Ozcelik

Chengfu Ren

 


Megan M. Reinstein

David B. Russell

Spencer L. Taube

Shreya Walia

Heidi Yvonne Zachman

LL.M. Graduates

May 2021

Reanne Ena Maria Abder

Adaobi Lorreta Aghasili

Rosa I. Diendomi Álvarez

Anoud Mohammed AlQasem

Eleonora Amichetti

Felipe Aravena

Chloe Baldwin

Beena

Edgar Leonardo Vivas Colmenares

Ana Maria De Souz

Raul Gomez Garcia

Chiara Giustiniani

 
 

Fiorella Caldera Gutierrez

Walters Ngoweh Itie

John Robert Laird

Juan A. Lozada Leoni

Maria Agustina Perez Lete

Mercy Lopez

Nicole S. Mallma

Laura Perez Martinez

Mercy Leticia López Martínez

Gabriel I. Minsal

Safiullah Nasery

Stresman E. Nzegge

 

Mari Stroemman Olson

Alik Shoushi Ourfalian

Agostino Pini

Camila Pereira de Santana

Leonardo Peralta Segura

Linda M. Smith

Hannah E. Sydnor-Greenberg

John B. VanMeter

Fahad Al Wagdani

Atien A. Wara

August 2020

Mara Elisa Andrade

Gabriel Ernesto Calleja Angulo

Pegah Karimbakhsh Asli

Joanis N. Cruz Franco

 

Sofia de los Angeles Andrade Huepe

Mijail Bonito Lovio

Sima Majnooni

Maria Clara Nazar

 

Claudia Catalina Montanez Ruiz

Andrea S. Santacoloma Sarji

Amar Shahzad

December 2020

Rawad Ahmad

Elizabeth Anderson

Odilia Asakeyarigo

Shima Azizi

Karanpal Singh Chahal

Cristian David Franco Cortés

Monique L. Dessaso

Karla Mari P. Devera

 

Renata Brandão Escudero

Luis Javier Pineda Gonzalez

Effie Alexandra Acevedo Guasp

Yarmi Jose Vidal Horscheck

Jaspreet Kaur

Listyowati

Larissa A. Polanco Mendez

Alicia Delgado Muñoz

 

Satisita Muradova

Jin Ho Myoung

Leonardo Cabán Rodríguez

Ikechukwu Agunwa Obioma

Asma Sameen

Ivan Alexandrovich Utiakov

Allan E. Elvir Zelaya

SJD Graduates

August 2020

Silja Aebersold

 

MLS Graduates

Terms July 2020-June 2021

Aisha Aziz Akhtar

Isabelle Lea Ausdal

Wagar Un-Nisa Bhatti

Kristin Elaine Brown

ShaVonna Andrieka Brown

Nicole A. Conner

Lisa Ponder Cohen

Keshonna M. Cooper

Sandra P. Carrillo

Gina DeLalla

Jazmin E. Delilly

Iman Malaika Dennis

Neera Dukhi

Ranyerlis Galvez

Dusty Miriam Gutierrez

 



Hunter Barron Hess

Leslie Arlene Holland

Deanna E. Horton

Diane Elizabeth Ireland

Ashim Jabril Jenkins

Pamela Joy Lee Johnson

Martin Lavon Josie

Kevin W. Kinneer

Tabitha Luc

Robin Patrice Magwood

Stacy-Ann Malvo

Katherine A. Paulo

Paul J. Pierangeli

Robert E. Scott

 

Joann Sexton

Nicolas Fernando Sifuentes

Jazmine Simone

Angela R. Meggett-Strudwick

Dominic Gary Stott

DeZhanee Stubbs

Amirah K'Ron Tapp

Ginette Thales-Addy

Dasie S. Thames

Chioma Uwasomba

Nicole Marie Vales

DeAulo Shelmar Walton

Kalin Niara-Marghani Wilson