Meet The Volume 59 Executive Board
Nicholas Styles, Editor-in-Chief
Nick was born and raised in Leesburg, VA. He received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, & Economics from Yale University in New Haven, CT. After completing his undergraduate degree, Nick spent two years working as a consultant in Washington, DC, before heading down to Charlottesville to begin his course of study at UVA Law. In addition to his work with VJIL, Nick has been involved with the Virginia Law & Business Society, the Virginia Sports Law Society, and the Virginia Law Wine Society (of which he is currently President). Last year, he served as an Articles Editor on VJIL before being elected Editor-in-Chief in April of 2018. In his free time, Nick enjoys racquetball, exploring vineyards around Charlottesville, cheering for the Washington Capitals, and spending time with friends and family.
Britton Taubenfeld, Production Editor
Britton was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Texas State University, he moved to Nanjing, China where he taught courses on Intercultural Communication, Western Civilization, and Education for Professors while building questionnaires and performing research on the job satisfaction of international faculty in Jiangsu Province. Britton is pursuing a joint JD/MBA degree with the Darden School at UVA and collaborates on research projects both at the law school and Darden. Britton has been involved with VJIL as a submissions review board member and as the Managing Editor of Production. He is also on the editorial board of the Virginia Law & Business Review. In his spare time, Britton loves running endurance races with his two large dogs and cooking (but generally not the dogs).
Annie Chiang, Publication Editor
Annie grew up in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She attended Georgetown University where she majored in Linguistics and Mathematics, minoring in Chinese. After Georgetown, she worked as an Analytics Consultant at Deloitte serving immigration and national security clients. During her time on VJIL, she previously worked as a Notes Editor and is now the Managing Editor of Publication. At UVA, she has also served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the UVA Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, is a member of the UVA Extramural Moot Court Team, and a member of the Federalist Society. Outside of class, she enjoys cooking (and eating), gardening, and cycling.
Mary Seraj, Submissions Review Board Editor
Mary grew up in Orange County, California. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to attending college, she lived in Munich, Germany for three years studying the German language and participating in various international internships. In law school, she was on the board of the John Bassett Moore society of International Law, served as a Managing Editor on the Submissions Review Board of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and spent her 1L summer working at the Commercial Law Development Program of the United States Department of Commerce. In her free time, Mary enjoys international travel and spending time with her friends and family.
Kirsten Brown, Notes Editor
Kirsten moved to Charlottesville from Bloomington, Indiana. She graduated with a degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. During her time at Indiana University, Kirsten worked with students in Newark, NJ, and Kinigi, Rwanda, to supply books to Rwandan schools as part of the Books and Beyond Project. She also spent a year abroad studying International Relations at Oxford University, where she began work on her thesis, The Role of Mediation in Norther Ireland’s Troubles, which she later presented at Indiana University. At UVA Law, Kirsten is Managing Editor of Notes Development for VJIL and Co-president of the Virginia Animal Law Society. She also gained first-hand experience in environmental advocacy through the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic. In her free time, Kirsten enjoys playing with any and all animals, cooking, and writing short story cycles.
Clare Myers, Research & Projects Editor
Clare is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She earned a B.A. in history at the University of Dallas, where she also studied journalism and (briefly) became a member of the Vatican City Press Corps. After graduating, she worked as an au pair in Madrid, Spain, and as a counselor and advocate for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking in San Jose, California. At the University of Virginia School of Law, she is a Dillard Fellow and has participated in the Human Rights Study Project in Burma (Myanmar). She currently serves as the President of the St. Thomas More Society and Co-President of Outdoors at Virginia Law. In addition, she has served on the executive boards of the Public Interest Law Association and the Student Legal Forum. When she isn’t studying in the VJIL Office drinking all of the LaCroix, Clare enjoys distance running, dry cappuccinos, and calligraphy.
Gabriela Wolk, VJIL Digest Editor
Gabi grew up on Merritt Island, Florida after moving from New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with B.A.s in English Literature and Political Science, with published theses in both. As an undergraduate, Gabi was a teaching assistant in Russian language courses and helped administer the undergraduate honors research program. At UVA Law, she has been involved with VJIL as a Projects Editor and now as the Managing Editor for Digest. She has also volunteered with Women Enabled International and been involved with Virginia Law Women. In her free time, Gabi enjoys going to vineyards, embroidery, and cheering on Liverpool FC.
Andrew Workman, Business Editor
Andrew received his B.S. in Criminology, Law and Society with an Intelligence Analysis minor from George Mason University. Previously serving on VJIL‘s Business Board, he is now the Journal‘s Business Editor. On his off hours he enjoys cooking and baking if he’s not enjoying a quick gaming session with some friends.