blsaofficers2018-2019 WashU BLSA Officers

The Washington University Black Law Students Association (WashU BLSA) was founded in 1973. Each year over thirty Washington University Law School students become active members of our chapter. Today, WashU BLSA continues to stay committed to the development and support of Blacks in the legal profession.

President

Name: Leia Scott

Email: leiascott@wustl.edu

Leia hails from Downers Grove, Illinois by way of Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Iowa where she majored in English and African American Studies with a minor in Political Science. After Iowa, Leia taught 11th and 12th grade English for three years at Donaldsonville High School in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. She most recently completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Judge Patricia Cohen, Magistrate Judge for the Eighth Circuit of Eastern Missouri.
Vice-President

Name: Raquel Maragh

Email:  rmaragh@wustl.edu

Raquel Maragh hails from Brooklyn, New York. She attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice for undergrad, majoring in Law & Society and minoring in Political Science. Before law school, Raquel worked as a paralegal twice and as a court clerk for the Brooklyn DA’s office. This summer Raquel had the unique opportunity to work two legal jobs, she was a legal intern in the corporate counsel department at Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and a law clerk at Capes Sokol.
Treasurer

Name: Alexis Wiggley

Email: alexis.wiggley@wustl.edu

Alexis Wiggley is has spend most of her years living in Bordentown, NJ but is originally from Kansas City, MO but has also lived in New Orleans. She graduated from Moravian College, a small private liberal arts school in Bethlehem, PA, where she double majored in Financial Economics and Political Science. While in undergrad, she co-founded the Black Student Union and served on the President’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion in addition to holding many other leadership positions. She also had two internships while in college at Olympus Corporation of the Americas in the Financial Contract Administration department and at New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group in the Workers’ Compensation Legal department. Alexis is currently on a staff editor on the Global Studies Law Review. For her 1L summer, she worked at Evans and Dixon, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri as a Summer Associate.
Secretary

Name: Oluwaseyi Amorin

Email: o.amorin@wustl.edu

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Oluwaseyi Amorin then lived in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania and finally relocated to West Orange, New Jersey with her family. She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minors in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Prior to law school, Oluwaseyi worked as a Labor and Employment paralegal at Proskauer Rose LLP in Newark, New Jersey. After her 1L year, she was a LS Scholar Summer Associate at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland, New Jersey.
Academic Chair

Name: Kimara Davis

Email: kimara.davis@wustl.edu

Kimara Davis is originally from Queens, NY. She graduated early from Baruch College in 2017, where she double majored in Political Science and History. Prior to law school, Kimara travelled abroad while working part-time in legal recruiting . For her 1L summer, she worked at Clifford Chance in New York, NY as a Summer Associate.
Social Chair

Name: Auriel Kirkland

Email: a.kirkland@wustl.edu

Auriel R. Kirkland is primarily from Tallahassee, Florida. She earned her degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida in May 2013. After graduation she worked as a First Grade Teacher at Whitney Achievement Elementary School in Memphis, Tennessee. While teaching Auriel earned a Master’s in Education from Christian Brothers University. Prior to leaving for law school she served as the Dean of Culture for WAES. As a 1L,Auriel continued her commitment to education by joining the School Board for St. Louis College Prep. She spent her summer participating in the Global Public Interest Law Internship Program, where she spent 10 weeks working at the Legal Resources Centre in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Professional Development Chair

Name: Lola Awobokun

Email: lola.awobokun@wustl.edu

Lola Awobokun is originally from Nigeria and she relocated to Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station. She has a sociology degree and a business administration minor.

She is a 2L. She serves as the Professional Development Chair for BLSA. She is highly interested in litigation and arbitration with a focus on international law. Recently, she was a summer associate at Baker McKenzie’s Houston office.

Community Service Chair 

Name: Deionna Ferguson
Email: fergusond@wustl.edu

Deionna Ferguson was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. In May 2017, Deionna earned a degree in Psychology with minors in African American Studies and Pre-Law from Saint Louis University. As a 1L, she received the Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy. She also was awarded the Scovel Richardson Scholarship from the Mound City Bar Association. Deionna spent her 1L summer working for Polsinelli law firm in St. Louis, MO.
Social Action Chair

Name: Alex Isom
Email: alexandriaisom@wustl.edu

Alex Isom is a Saint Louis Native. In May 2017 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, with a Minor in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. During undergrad, she was a member of the Track and Field Team and a reporter for the Northern Illinois University Television Station. After completing her first year of law school, she was a judicial intern for Judge Vanessa Gilmore in the U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas and worked at the Law Office of the Public Defender in DeKalb County, Georgia.
CCD/Admissions Liaison 

Name: Jade Tyson
Email: jade.tyson@wustl.edu

Jade Tyson is from Richton Park, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she double majored in English and Political Science. This past summer, she worked at a St. Louis firm, Capes, Sokol, Goodman and Sarachan, P.C., where she worked on litigation projects.
1L Representitive

Name: Estayvaine Bragg
Email: e.bragg@wustl.edu

Estayvaine Bragg was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating he worked as a Software Engineer at a leading e-discovery software company for a little over 3.5 years. He enjoys tinkering with iOS app ideas, learning about all things tech, and making a positive impact on his community.
1L Representative

Name: Fannie Terrell
Email: terrellf@wustl.edu

Fannie Terrell is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She moved to St. Louis in 2014 to attend undergrad at Fontbonne University, double majoring in English and Philosophy. The pivotal moment that defined her passion to pursue a legal career path was her experience in her undergraduate course called Ferguson: Context and Consequences, a course developed by Fontbonne Professor Corrine Wohlford, post-Ferguson crisis. That class broadened her perspective of how the law affected minorities and showcased her role to be an advocate for change. She went on to become the Teacher Assistant for the Ferguson course her Junior year of undergrad, and interned at the Missouri Humanities Council and Haley Associates Law Firm. She graduated from Fontbonne in 2018, and went straight into her 1L year at WashU Law the following semester, where she aspires to one day have a career as a Public Defender here in St. Louis.