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About Us

Our Mission, Vision & Leadership

Our Mission

Lambda provides professional, social, and academic support for bisexual, lesbian, gay, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual members of the University of Virginia School of Law community. 

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Our Vision

Lambda also aims to educate and advocate on issues concerning the LGBTQIA community. This includes raising awareness and advocating on issues regarding members of the community who have intersectional identities and the ways in which identities operate within systems of power, privilege, and oppression.

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The Executive Board

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President (he/him)

Spencer Haydary

Presiding officer of the Executive Board and shall be responsible for calling and directing meetings of the board; agendas for discussion and action; and, where discretionary action is allowed, is authorized to make executive decisions on behalf of Lambda. The President shall also be responsible for recruiting new members in conjunction with the Social Chair(s). 

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Raelissa Glennon Zukoff

Vice President (she/her)

Acts as the liaison between the President and the other board members, assisting the President in coordinating their various efforts. The Vice President also coordinates programming tailored to members' academic success and general well-being, with special attention to 1L programming. The VP works with the Finance Chair to oversee the Lambda Outline Bank.

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Vanessa Moody

Communications (she/her)

Responsible for internal and external communications of Lambda. The Communications Chair publicizess Lambda’s activities; respond to requests for information or comment and general inquiries from any member of the organization or external sources; and maintain a history of the organization's accomplishments and membership roster. 

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Boyd Hampton

Finance (he/him)

Responsible for securing funding for Lambda from the Law School Foundation, Student Council, Student Bar Association, and any other available sources; preparing the annual budget in consultation with the Board, and regularly accounting for income, reimbursements, and expenditures. 

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Payal Sampat

Inclusivity, Service & Advocacy (she/they)

Responsible for planning and executing events related to raising awareness of members within the LGBTQIA community who have intersectional identities.  Shall work to ensure that events are welcoming to all members of the community and make a good faith effort to invite speakers who have intersectional identities for Lambda’s events.

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Scott Chamberlain

Pro Bono (he/him)

 Responsible for developing pro bono opportunities for issues concerning LGBTQIA and intersectional identities. Builds relationships with attorneys and nonpartisan nonprofit organizations that match Lambda member career interests and that share Lambda’s commitment to inclusivity.

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Alex Briggs

Career Development (he/him)

Supplements and builds on our alumni database; forwards recruitment information to the Lambda membership; and coordinates fundraising efforts with the Finance Chair and Law School Foundation. 

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Holly Chiasson

Career Development (they/them)

Supplements and builds on our alumni database; forwards recruitment information to the Lambda membership; and coordinates fundraising efforts with the Finance Chair and Law School Foundation. 

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Trevor Floyd

Programming (he/him)

Responsible for planning and executing Lambda’s educational and academic events including arranging the selection of a topic, and overseeing logistical arrangements related to the event including, but not limited to, speaker arrangements. 

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Alex Corluyan

Social Development (he/him)

Responsible for planning and executing Lambda’s social overseeing logistical arrangements related to the event including, but not limited to, the selection of themes and refreshments. The Social Chair shall also assist the President in recruitment efforts. 

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Oren Kreps

Mentorship (he/him)

Coordinates formal and informal mentorship, including events for mentors and mentees. Oversees outreach to prospective LGBTQIA students, and may oversee outreach to prospective LGBTQIA students. Organizes things like informal study sessions to encourage social interaction between the class years.

Executive Board Positions

President 

Vice President 

Communications 

Finance

Inclusivity, Service & Advocacy Chair

Pro Bono Chair 

Careers (2) Chairs 

Programming Chair

Social Chair 

Mentorship Chair

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