Class of 2012
Sasha Appatova (Cincinnati, OH)
Sasha Appatova is a second year law student pursuing a career in public interest/government. After finishing her B.A. in English and Political Science at Boston University, she returned to her hometown, Cincinnati, to work for the Ohio Justice & Policy Center. There, she contributed to ex-offender reentry initiatives and conducted community outreach legal clinics. Currently, Sasha is a Staff Editor for the Washington University Law Review and serves on the board of the Washington University Education Law & Policy Society. Last summer, she assisted with landlord-tenant disputes and housing policy analysis at the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunities Council. She is fluent in Russian and enjoys traveling.
Georganna Ekpo (St. Louis, MO)
Georganna is a second career law student who is a St. Louis native. She committed herself to serving under resourced schools as a New York City Teaching Fellow teaching 7th grade in the Bronx, NY. She also worked as a union organizer for several years advocating for the rights of the working poor. Georganna graduated from Washington University with a Bachelors degree in History and African American Studies; and received her Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. As a law student, Georganna has continued demonstrate her commitment to service. She has interned at the Missouri Attorney General, the AFL-CIO in their Law Student Union Summer Program, Legal Services and with the St. Louis County Public Defender. Georganna is extremely active in the law school community and has served as President of the Washington University Law School Democrats. She is currently the Sources Manager of Jurisprudence Review and sits on the 1L Client Counseling Competition Board. In her free time Georganna enjoys antiquing and the culinary arts.
Jessica Mayo (St. Louis, MO)
Jessica Mayo is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and plans to graduate from Washington University in May 2012. Before coming to Washington University, Jessica spent a year and a half in West Virginia leading alternative break service trips and doing home repair for low income families in Appalachia. Prior to that, she was a community organizer in Iowa, working on issues such as factory farming, immigration, clean elections, and predatory lending. She is currently active in the Immigration Law Society, is on the editorial board for the Washington University Law Review, and volunteers in the community. Upon graduation, she plans to work at the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, a nonprofit that she co-founded to serve low-income immigrant communities.