Officers & Members


2016-2017 Officers

Astor Kidane – Co-President, Class of 2017Astor_pic
Astor A. Kidane is currently a 3L at the University of Washington School of Law. She serves as the Co-President of her school’s BLSA chapter and as UW Student Liaison for the Washington State Minority Justice Commission.

Astor will work as a legal intern at CHEF Software this summer. Astor earned a B.S. in Public Health and a B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Washington. Before attending law school, she worked as an Account Manager for LivingSocial. In her spare time Astor hikes and brews kombucha!

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Brandon Reeves – Co-President, Class of 2017

Brandon Reeves is currently a 3L at the University of Washington School of Law. He currently serves as the Co-President of UW’s BLSA chapter and hails from the great state of Tennessee.

During the summer between his 1L and 2L years, Brandon served as a legal intern for a local non-profit homeless advocacy group called the Seattle Community Law Center. This past summer, Brandon served as a junior associate with the the law firm, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in Portland, Oregon.

Brandon earned a B.S. in Communication Disorders at the University of Kentucky and a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology (SLP) from the Vanderbilt University. Before law school, Brandon worked as a SLP for Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado. When Brandon is not slaying the books, he enjoys movies and rock climbing! Go CATS!

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Adam Roberts – Vice President of Finance, Class of 2018Astor_pic
Adam Roberts is a 2L at the University of Washington School of Law and serves as the Vice President of Finance for the UW BLSA Chapter.  A native of Tacoma, he earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice/Political Science at Washington State University.

During his first year summer, Adam split his time working as summer law associate for the Seattle Office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, and an intern for Nintendo of America’s corporate counsel.

When not steeped in schoolwork, Adam enjoys working out and weight lifting, serving as the President of the UW Law Lifting Team.  He also enjoys playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family.

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Thomas Asare – Vice President of Outreach, Class of 2017
Thomas Asare is currently a 3L at the University of Washington School of Law. He serves as the Vice President of Outreach of her school’s BLSA chapter.

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2016-2017 BLSA Members

Danielle Meyering – 3L Liaison, Class of 2017
Danielle (“Dani”) Meyering is a member of her school’s BLSA chapter.She is a professional registered nurse (RN) and currently works serving Veterans at the VA Medical Center in Seattle. Dani’s nursing background includes women’s health, correctional nursing and an inpatient house supervisor. She decided to study law to augment her current profession as an RN.Dani’s interests lie in health policy and working to assist communities with various social determinants of health.She currently serves as one of the 2L Representative for BLSA
and the VP of Programming for the Student Health Law Organization (SHLO).Dani is a mother of five beautiful children and an officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling and helping to advocate for others. Dani is committed to serving her community and to be a voice for those who are in need.

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Roxanne Reese – BLSA member, Class of 2017
Roxanne Reese is currently a 2L at the University of Washington School of Law. She is a member of her school’s BLSA chapter.

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