Emilio Méndez '23 serves as a 1L representative on the LaLSA Professional Development Committee. Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Emilio graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, Emilio worked as a field organizer in northeastern PA for President Obama's reelection campaign and as a policy advisor for Representatives Matt Cartwright, Xavier Becerra, and Lou Correa. The summer before law school, he participated in the SEO Law Fellowship program at WilmerHale. At CLS, Emilio is also a staff editor on the Columbia Journal of Race and Law. In his spare time, Emilio enjoys watching basketball, reading history books, and exploring NYC.