Officers

OFFICERS

​The 2018 Executive Board Welcomes You!

Emma Wade

President

Jessica Mason

​Chief of Staff

Emma Wade is a 2L from Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of Redlands in 2017 where she received a B.A. in Public Policy with an emphasis in Justice and Policy in addition to a B.A. in Race and Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in The Persistence of Institutional Racism and Anti-Blackness. Emma is passionate about systemic solutions to issues of inequity, exclusion and homogeneity. Emma founded her undergrad’s first sorority for women of color, taught a class entitled Beyonce: Black Feminist Thought and Pop Culture, and led several initiatives to improve equity on her campus. During 1L, Emma was involved with several organizations on Duke Law’s campus. Emma served as the 1L Representative of BLSA, ACLU and the Feminist Collective. In addition, Emma was elected as Leadership Chairperson of the Duke Bar Association Executive Board and was an Active Investigations Team Member with the Duke Law Innocence Project. Emma also sits on the Career Center Student Advisory Board. During her 1L summer, Emma was a Summer Associate at White & Case’s DC office.  Jessica is a 2L from Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications. Jessica spent her 1L summer working for Vinson & Elkins in the Houston office. She worked in the mergers & acquisition/capital markets, environmental, and intellectual property practice groups. In addition to serving as BLSA’s Chief of Staff, at Duke law, Jessica is also the 2L event chair for the Women’s Law Student Association and has worked on the communications committee for the Innocence Project. In her free time, Jessica enjoys hiking, yoga, watching scary movies, and all things technology.
Picture Emma’s Contact Info:
Email: emma.wade@duke.edu


Picture Jessica’s Contact Info:
Email: Jessica.p.mason@duke.edu


Donovan Stone

Internal Vice President

Danielle Bembry

External Vice President

 Donovan is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and a 2016 graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana. At Centenary, he studied history and political science. At Duke, Donovan is a Staff Editor of the Duke Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. He also served as a 1L representative for BLSA and as a co-director of the Southern Justice Spring Break Trip. Donovan spent his 1L summer at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas and participated in the Leadership Council on Legal Development summit in Philadelphia. In his free time, Donovan enjoys listening to music and scrolling through Instagram.
Dani Bembry is a 2L from Philadelphia (Go Eagles!). Prior to law school, she worked as a legal analyst for Dropbox in San Francisco. For her 1L summer, she returned to the Bay to work for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Palo Alto, California. At Duke, in addition to serving as the External VP for BLSA, Dani is also the Co-President of the Business Law Society and a Staff Editor for the Duke Law JournalShe graduated from Georgetown University in 2015, earning a B.A in American Studies.  
Picture Donovan’s Contact Info:
Email: Donovan.stone@duke.edu


Picture Danielle’s Contact Info:
Email: danielle.bembry@duke.edu


Stephanie Turner

​Director of Programming

John Collins

​Director of Finance

Stephanie is a 2L at Duke Law from Georgia. She graduated from University of Georgia in 2016 with a major in Political Science and minors in Women’s and African American studies. Between undergrad and law school, Stephanie spent a year working at a non-profit after school program for low income students. This summer, she became the first recipient of the Frye Fellowship at Brooks Pierce in their Raleigh and Greensboro offices. In addition to BLSA, Stephanie is involved with the Innocence Project, First Generation Professionals, and is a 2L Fellow for Duke’s Race, Law, and Politics Center. Stephanie also enjoys Netflix, musical theatre, and checking Twitter. John D. Collins II is a 2L at Duke University School of Law from New York.  He graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a major in Economics.  While at Stony Brook University he was an intern for Senator Chuck Schumer and was a Real Estate Agent.  John spent his 1L summer working at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.  At Duke he serves as the Director of Finance of the Black Law Students Association. John enjoys playing baseball, basketball, working out, eating and listening to music.
Picture Stephanie’s Contact Info:
Email: Stephanie.turner@duke.edu


Picture John’s Contact Info:
Email: j.d.collinsii@duke.edu


Gabriel King

​Director of Academic Affairs

Bryce May

​Director of Communications & Webmaster

 Gabe King is a 2L from South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a B.A. in History. Before law school, Gabe worked as a paralegal at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to BLSA, he is a research assistant and a member of Duke Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society. Gabe spent his 1L summer at Dechert LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina. In his free time, Gabe enjoys running, listening to music, and walking his dog. Bryce is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University, where she majored in Political Science, Global Studies, and Business Law. During her gap year, Bryce volunteered in Greece and worked at an Arizona firm.This summer, Bryce worked in-house for the General Counsel of Ortholite in Hong Kong. In addition to being the Director of Communications for BLSA, she is also the President of Human Rights Law Society, and Director of Community Outreach for Duke’s ACLU Chapter. In her free time, Bryce enjoys listening to music, watching  movies on Netflix, and laughing with friends.
Gabriel’s Contact Info:
Email: gabriel.king@duke.edu
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Bryce’s Contact Info:

Email: bryce.may@duke.edu


Christian Craft

​Director of Community Development


Christian
 is a 2L from Boston, Massachusetts. She studied International Politics and Middle East Studies as a. B.A. candidate at The George Washington University, and as an exchange student at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. While at GW, Christian interned for Senator John Kerry, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor Deval Patrick, and was a Fellow for Obama for America. She was also a member of the Dean’s Council for Multicultural Recruitment and Student Coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s  Senior Interviewers Program. After graduating from GW, Christian worked as a paralegal in D.C. for three years. In addition to being the Director of Community Development for BLSA, she is a member of the Innocence Project, Student Coordinator of the Southern Justice Spring Break program, and Director of Communications for the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association. This summer, she worked as a Boston Law Group Clerk at Hinckley Allen.
 PictureChristian’s Contact Info:
Email:​ christian.craftellison@duke.edu