Katherine Shen, Editor-in-Chief
Katherine is a third-year J.D. student from Sydney, Australia. She has an MPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Jessup International Moot Court team and also the International Chair of HLS Student Government. She has spent her past summers at the Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS), the World Bank, and Three Crowns, Washington D.C.
Marta Canneri, Editor-in-Chief
Marta is a third-year J.D. student from Toronto, Canada and Milan, Italy. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she received an Honors BA in History and Political Science. Prior to law school, she spent three years at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. At Harvard, Marta is also a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition and is interested in public international law, particularly the jus ad bellum. She has spent her summers at the Legal Aid Society and Debevoise & Plimpton.
Jessica Lu, Managing Editor
Jessica Lu is third-year J.D. student who was born in Albany, New York, but grew up in Shanghai, China. Jessica attended Princeton University, where she majored in Comparative Literature with a focus on Spanish and Latin American literature. At HLS, Jessica is also involved with the Harvard Mediation Program. She has spent her summers at Accountability Counsel, a nonprofit advocating for communities affected by international development projects, and Skadden D.C. Outside of law school, she spends her time playing rugby, weightlifting, and reading novels.
Min Joo Lee, Managing Editor
Ayano Kitano, Lead Executive Editor (Print)
Ayano is a third-year J.D. student from Japan. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and focused on international security and democratic backsliding. At HLS, she has also been involved in HLS Advocates for Human Rights and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic. In addition to international law, she is interested in intellectual property and constitutional law.
Helin Akcam, Executive Editor (Print)
Helin is a third year J.D. student from Turkey and Germany. Prior to law school, she did her Master’s in Public Administration and a Master’s in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She has also worked in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey with several local and international NGOs, particularly on issues relating to education and refugee rights. At law school, Helin seeks to continue my international career through practicing international litigation and arbitration.
Roman Gierok, Executive Editor (Print)
Roman is a third-year J.D. student from a small town in rural Wisconsin. After graduating from UW-Madison with degrees in political science and international studies, Roman served with AmeriCorps City Year in Boston and subsequently worked at an education nonprofit supporting first-generation college applicants throughout Massachusetts. At HLS, Roman is interested in public international law and international arbitration and is active in First Class and Lambda.
Mitch Wellman, Executive Editor (Print)
Mitchell Wellman is a third-year J.D. student from Atlanta, Georgia. Mitchell attended the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.A. in both Political & Social Thought and Spanish linguistics. Prior to law school, he earned a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Madrid, Spain for two years. Besides ILJ, he serves as an Education Chair for Section 8, as a research assistant to Professor Jack Goldsmith, and as an Executive Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He spent his 1L and 2L summers at Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles focusing on appellate litigation.
Xinchen Li, Executive Editor (Print)
Xinchen is a third-year J.D. student from Shanghai, China. Xinchen attended Duke University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Economics in 2019. At Harvard, Xinchen is involved in China Law Association and Harvard Housing Law Clinic. She also has a particular interest in law and economics.
Yixian Sun, Lead Executive Editor (Online)
Yixian is a third-year J.D. student from Beijing, China. Yixian spent her undergraduate years at Peking University, where she studied law and philosophy. At Harvard, Yixian has been involved in the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association. She has spent her summers with International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and Gibson Dunn in New York.
Ennely Medina, Executive Editor (Online)
Ennely is a 1L, first-generation student. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2019, where she focused her honors research on the detention of immigrant children. Before HLS, Ennely worked as an immigration paralegal and as an SEO Law Fellow at White & Case, LLC. In addition to ILJ, she is an active member of First Class, La Alianza, and Parody, serves as an Article Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and is a member of her Section’s Social Committee. Ennely is passionate about serving her community and is interested in human rights, immigrants rights, and legal advocacy. Additionally, she enjoys singing (often performing with a mariachi), and she loves to paint (when she has the time).
Daniel Nathan, Executive Editor (Online)
Daniel is a second-year J.D. student from New York. After receiving his B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, he spent two years living in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a due diligence investigator and speechwriter. During his 1L summer, Daniel interned at the DOJ Federal Programs Branch.
Han-Ah Sumner, Executive Editor (Online)
Han-ah is a second-year J.D. student from Northern California. Han-ah attended Yale University, where she received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics. Prior to law school, Han-ah spent two years at McKinsey & Company working on global food and natural resources projects, and between her 1L and 2L years, interned at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff. Outside of the International Law Journal, Han-ah is involved with the Women’s Law Association, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, and APALSA.
Natalie Hills, Features Editor
Natalie is a third-year J.D. student from Guilford, Connecticut. She received her Bachelors in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Chicago. At Harvard, Natalie is also involved in the Law and International Development Society and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. Natalie is interested in public international law, international arbitration, and international development.
Hiba Hassan, Symposium Chair
Hiba is an LL.M student from Pakistan. Born and raised in Karachi, she earned her undergraduate degree in law from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, where she was the sole student from her batch to be apppointed as the Research Assistant to the Professor of Human Rights. Prior to joining HLS, Hiba practiced law for two years at one of the country’s leading firms. Her core areas of expertise include civil and commercial litigation, contractual matters and white collar crime. Keen on advocating for increased access to justice amongst the masses, she also extends pro bono legal representation to survivors of domestic violence, marital abuse and unlawful evictions.
Marcus Ho, Communications Chair
Marcus is a LL.M student from Singapore. Prior to Harvard Law School, Marcus attended the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with a First Class B.A. (Hons) Degree in Law, having been elected both a Leonard Coling Law Scholar and a recipient of the Sidney Sussex Law Tripos Prize. His main areas of interest in the legal discipline are primarily focused on the developments of law and regulation in the technological ecosystem, and its implications in the world of Corporate Law. He believes this is especially exciting given the rapid advancement of technology, which raises new issues in areas such as artificial intelligence, personal data protection and the like.
Samantha Mazzarelli, Communications Chair
Sam is a second-year J.D. student from New Jersey. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University in 2018. Before coming to Harvard, she worked as a litigation paralegal at a large firm in New York City, where she oversaw work on a merger-gone-wrong litigation from discovery through pre-trial motions. During her 1L summer, she interned in the National Security Unit of the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Azucena Marquez, Social Chair
Azucena is a second-year J.D. student from the northwest Chicago suburbs. After receiving her B.A. in History from Stanford University, she worked as an economic litigation consultant at Cornerstone Research, where she had the opportunity to work on complex litigation matters. During her time at Harvard, she worked at Cooley in New York. Besides being part of ILJ, Azucena is the current co-president of La Alianza.
Ali Nayfeh, External Chair
Ali is a Palestinian-American third-year J.D. student from Baltimore, Maryland. He received his B.A. in finance from Virginia Tech. He spent his past summers at the Maryland AG’s office and Arnold & Porter DC. At Harvard, Ali is also involved with the Muslim Law Student’s Association.
Kathy Zhang, Finance Chair
Kathy is a third-year J.D. student from Pennsylvania. Kathy attended Princeton University, where she received an A.B. in Classics with a Certificate in Linguistics in 2019. Prior to law school, she worked in fashion and spent a summer trading equity options. At Harvard, Kathy has interned for the CFTC and SEC Divisions of Enforcement, and was a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, early chamber music, and playing video games.