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YLBS Board and Bios

YLBS Board 2013-2014

Co-Presidents: Alexandra McKinney (2015), alexandra.mckinney@yale.edu & Sonia Steinway (2014), sonia.steinway@yale.edu

Programming Chairs: Allison Drutchas (2015), allison.drutchas@yale.edu & Sam Silverlieb (SOM 2014), sam.silverlieb@yale.edu

Outreach Chair: Kwon Yong Jin (2015), kwonyong.jin@yale.edu

Alum & Fundraising Chair: Nathana O'Brien (2015), nathana.obrien@yale.edu

Entrepreneurship Chairs: Joel Butterly (2015), joel.butterly@yale.edu & Emily Schofield (2015), emily.schofield@yale.edu

Communications Chair: Daniel Simon (2014), daniel.simon@yale.edu

 Treasurer: Luci Yang (2015), luci.yang@yale.edu

Scholarship Chair: Ifeanyi (Victor) Ojukwu (2015), ifeanyichukwu.ojukwu@yale.edu


YLBS Board Bios

Alexandra (Ali) McKinney is a 2L at Yale Law School. In addition to YLBS, she serves as a Managing Editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation. This past summer, Alexandra worked as a Summer Associate for Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. in Miami, Florida, where she had the opportunity to explore a wide variety of legal practice areas. As a 1L, Alexandra was the Fundraising Chair of YLBS, served as an Admissions Representative for the YLS Admissions Office, and worked as an Alumni Weekend volunteer. She graduated from Stanford University's Public Policy Program with honors in 2012. Alexandra is hoping to pursue a career in corporate law after graduating from Yale.

Sonia Steinway is a 3L at Yale Law School. Prior to YLS, Sonia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and Gender, Society & Cultures. She then spent three years at Bain & Company, where she consulted with clients in a variety of industries, including retail, healthcare, and private equity. At YLS, she works as a finance research assistant at the Yale School of Management, and was previously the Professional Development Chair of Yale Law Women. She will be clerking for Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr., in the Delaware Court of Chancery from 2014-2015, and for Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit immediately thereafter.

Allison Drutchas is a 2L from just outside Detroit, Michigan. Before Yale, she attended Davidson College, where she majored in philosophy. Outside the classroom, she played centermid for the varsity soccer team and started Students Empowering Little Philosophers, a program to teach local elementary school students philosophy through children’s literature. After graduating, she spent a season coaching soccer as an assistant at Davidson and worked at Stryker Instruments in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At YLS, she's involved in the Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic, representing homeowners in judicial foreclosure proceedings and related matters. She also participated in the YLS Transactional Law Competition and Temporary Restraining Order Project. Outside the law school, she coaches a local U-12 girls’ travel soccer team.

Sam Silverlieb is a second year at the Yale School of Management (SOM) focusing on finance and strategy. In addition to YLBS, he is co-chair of SOM’s Jewish Students Association and Business and Politics Club. Prior to business school, Sam spent a year in Israel as part of the Israel Government Fellows program working in the Department of Special International Affairs at the Ministry of Justice. He then spent two years as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman, assisting clients in a diverse array of industries ranging from retail and consumer products to utilities and healthcare. Sam is a 2008 graduate of Harvard University where he earned an A.B. in Government and was a member of the Harvard Varsity Football team.

Kwon-Yong Jin is from Seoul, Korea, and is a member of the Class of 2015 at Yale Law School. In addition to serving as an Outreach Chair of the Yale Law and Business Society, he is also a Managing Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a finance research assistant at the Yale School of Management. Before law school, Kwon-Yong graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with an A.B. in economics, summa cum laude. During his time at Harvard, he served as the President of Operations of the Harvard Financial Analysts Club and captain of the Harvard Federal Reserve Challenge team.

Nathana O’Brien is a student at Yale Law School focusing on intellectual property law and creating dynamic legal systems that can support innovation. At YLS, Nathana conducts research on crowd-sourced legal innovation, the future of copyright, and gun control. Nathana is a fellow at the Yale Internet and Society Project, a Fulbright Research Scholar and a graduate of Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program. Nathana speaks German, Hebrew and Chinese. Prior to YLS, Nathana pursued graduate level work in the philosophy of mind and neuroscience at the Ph.D. program at NYU, where she researched questions of the implications of neuroscience on traditional philosophical inquiries regarding ethics and personal identity. Nathana also worked as a medical researcher for medical research startup Metamed.

Joel Butterly is a rising to 2L at Yale Law School. Joel graduated from Dartmouth College in 2011. After college, Joel worked for a year as a personal trainer. At YLS, Joel has focused predominately on business topics. He is also a member of the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Emily Schofield is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied economics and political science as an undergraduate at Yale. After graduating, she spent a year in Asia on a Fulbright fellowship teaching English in Macau. She also spent two years with McKinsey & Co. working for clients in a variety of industries. In addition to her work with YLBS, Emily is a student representative for the YLS Class of 2015.

Daniel Simon is a joint JD/MBA student at the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Daniel's study has focused on U.S. national security and global financial markets. During summers at Yale, Daniel has worked in the U.S. Department of the Treasury and at a multistrategy hedge fund in New York. Before coming to New Haven, Daniel worked for four years as a consultant to Wall Street investment firms in quantitative finance and technology, specializing in alternative investments analysis and high-performance distributed computing. He attended Boston University, where he received a B.A. summa cum laude in international relations.

Luci Yang graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics, and is currently pursuing a joint JD/MBA at Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Luci has previously served as the Administrative Director of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and worked as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. At Yale, Luci is also involved with Yale Law Women and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

Victor Ojukwu is a 2L at Yale Law School. Prior to his time at YLS, Victor graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Government and then received a master's degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. Outside of YLBS, Victor is also involved in the Yale Journal of Regulation and the Yale Non-Profit Clinic.