Executive Board

Erin McKissick

Erin McKissick '23, President

Erin (she/her) is a 2L originally from Arlington, MA. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 2016 with a double major in Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies. After college, Erin spent four years figuring out what to do with her life, serving as an admissions officer at an education nonprofit, a food runner at a burger restaurant, a fitness coach, a trivia host, and a legal assistant to patent attorneys. At CLS, Erin is a Production Editor on the Journal of Gender & Law, a coach of the Gender & Sexuality Moot Court team, and she runs the Courtroom Advocates Project, a pro bono project aimed at assisting survivors of domestic violence. Erin plans to work at a corporate law firm after graduation and hopes to pursue transactional work, likely Private Equity or M&A. Outside of law school, she loves trying new cocktail recipes, weightlifting, seeing live music, and listening to podcasts while cleaning.

Amanda Yang

Amanda Yang '23, Vice President of Public Policy

Amanda (she/they) is a 2L as well as this year's VP of Public Policy. She was born and raised in Queens and went to Harvard for undergrad. Last summer, she worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Shanahan and as a judicial intern for the Bronx County Family Court. She's still unsure what exactly it is she wants to do with the rest of her life, but will be starting her legal career at Winston & Strawn in New York, likely in litigation.

Ben DeVore

Ben DeVore '23, Vice President of Social Programming

Ben (he/him) is a 2L originally from GA and will be working in corporate law in NYC next summer. He graduated college in 2015 and then worked for a few years as a paralegal and public sector/government affairs consultant, living in Boston, NYC, and DC. Right before coming to CLS, he lived for a year in Budapest and Vienna and completed a public policy masters there. He enjoys exploring NYC and taking crazy backpacker trips, documentaries, and tennis!

David Giordano

David Giordano '23, Treasurer

David (he/him) is a 2L originally from Montgomery, New Jersey. He graduated from The George Washington University where he studied psychology. In between law school and his Bachelors, David was a Corporate Paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, in their New York office. He aspires to do corporate transactional work with an emphasis on capital markets.

Jessica Egbebike

Jessica Egbebike '23, Secretary

Jess (she/her) is a first generation Nigerian-American born and raised in Miami, FL. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science. As a 2L at Columbia, she is a staffer on the Human Rights Law Review, student in the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, the Secretary of OutLaws, and the Treasurer of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). This summer, Jess is looking forward to splitting her time between Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP's New York and Los Angeles offices, as well as doing a touchback at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's New York office.

Matt Truedson

Matt Truedson '22, 3L Representative

Matt Truedson (he/him) is a 3L at Columbia Law School. He is currently a member of the Student Senate, and will be working for the NYC office of Kirkland & Ellis this summer. Matt is extremely excited to continue serving on the executive board of Outlaws, and he looks forward to having the most fun (and safe) year of law school!

Taylor Heywood

Taylor Heywood '23, Firm Relations Co-Chair

Taylor (she/her) is a 2L from Buffalo, New York. She went to American University for undergrad and majored in computer science. After that she worked as a cyber intelligence analyst prior to starting law school. This summer, Taylor will be working at a law firm, and she is most interested in doing investigations work long term. In her free time, Taylor bakes a lot of cupcakes and crochets a lot of blankets.

Tucker Smith

Tucker Smith '23, Firm Relations Co-Chair

Tucker (he/him) is a 2L at CLS. He's from Port Orange, Florida and went to Florida State University. Tucker loved being involved with OutLaws his 1L year and wanted to give back to the organization by joining the board. Besides reading in JGH, he spends his time dragging his friends to happy hour and going on runs and hikes. Please feel free to reach out to him if you want reassurance, advice from a type A slacker, or just to chat.


Noah Foster

Noah Foster '23, Public Interest Co-Chair

Noah (they/them) grew up outside of Boston and then went to college in western Massachusetts, majoring in English. They moved to NYC in 2017 and have been here ever since. They are particularly interested in tenant/landlord and other fair housing issues. They currently live in Queens with their partner and two beautiful cats.

Anna Belle Newport

Anna Belle Newport '23, Public Interest Co-Chair

Anna Belle (she/her) is a 2L at Columbia Law School. She is from Nyack, NY and graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016. After serving as a Fulbright Research Fellow in Amman, Jordan, she spent two years as a bilingual advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking with the Arab-American Family Support Center. Anna Belle spent her 1L summer in Tulsa, Oklahoma as an intern with Still She Rises, the first holistic defense office in the country representing mothers in the criminal and civil legal systems. She hopes to do family or criminal defense work after graduation. In her free time, she likes playing basketball, hiking with dogs, and researching skincare products.

Abigail Greene

Abigail Greene '23, Judicial Chair

Abigail was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, so while her preferred pronouns are she/hers, her favorite pronoun will always be yinz. She is a 2L at Columbia Law hoping to work in litigation or international arbitration after graduation. She spent her 1L summer interning for a judge and hopes to clerk eventually, which is why she chose to serve as the Judiciary Chair for both OutLaws and CLWA. She received her BA in history and world languages from Johns Hopkins in 2019. After a year of attending school remotely, she is excited to finally be here in New York City!

Josh Berlowitz

Josh Berlowitz '23, Alumni Chair

Josh (he/him) is a 2L from Ardsley, NY. He graduated from Middlebury College in 2016, then worked in children's book publishing for a few years. He spent his 1L summer doing art and copyright law research with the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts, and he intends to pursue a career in IP litigation after graduation. In his spare time, he solves crossword puzzles, roots for the New York Rangers, and thinks a lot about the various duck species that call Central Park's reservoir home.

Kevin Cryan

Kevin Cryan '23, Mentorship Chair

Kevin (he/him) is a 2L at CLS and is originally from Fairfield, CT! He went to Johns Hopkins for undergrad, then got his MAT from Columbia Teachers College before teaching social studies, mainly in the Bronx. Kevin is joining a litigation boutique after law school, but he is a firm believer one should always be open-minded, flexible, and curious when it comes to their career. At his most stressed, he often considers opening up a macaron bakery in Edinburgh.

Nancy Rich

Nancy Rich '23, Pro Bono Chair

Nancy (she/her) is a 2L and the current OutLaws Pro Bono/Caravan Chair. She is originally from Bozeman, Montana and graduated from Georgetown University. Nancy spent her 1L summer with the Department of Justice in the Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section. This year, Nancy is also serving as a Moot Court student editor and as a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review.