Our fellows are current Harvard students who demonstrate leadership qualities and a high level of academic excellence, and who are persons of proven integrity and biblical wisdom. Fellows assist the Program in engaging in research and community activities that focus on ethical and moral questions that intersect with the Christian faith.
The fellowship is a distinctive opportunity for each student to prepare for a life of faithful leadership with spiritual and intellectual excellence in the profession and industry to which they are called.
2023-24 Program Fellows
Amen Gashaw ’24
Amen Gashaw is a senior at Harvard College double concentrating in Government and Molecular and Cellular Biology and is originally from Metro-Atlanta. On campus, she serves as President of the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and has previously worked in leadership for various student organizations, including Harvard Undergraduates for Bipartisan Solutions, the Bach Society Orchestra, the Harvard Political Review, and Harvard Undergraduate Faith and Action, her campus ministry. Her research interests include international development, political economy of religion, and civil dialogue. After graduation, Amen will matriculate at Harvard Law School following a two year deferral period, during which she hopes to expand on her ongoing research and join the public sector contracting workforce with long-term aspirations to work in the faith-based international and domestic community development
Arianne Minks ’24
Arianne Minks is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. She is originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas and graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2017 with a degree in Business Honors and certificate in International Business. Prior to law school, she worked on Capitol Hill for a Texas Congressman, at the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the Secretary and the General Counsel, and for Patomak Global Partners, a boutique financial services consulting firm. At HLS, Arianne serves as the Notes Chair on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vice President of Professional Development for the Federalist Society, and is externing with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is also leading a trip to Israel over Spring Break for current law students for the second year in a row. Arianne is an active member of Christian Fellowship. One of the best parts of her week is attending Morning Prayer with other Harvard-affiliated students. After graduation, Arianne intends to return to Washington,
D.C. and work in the General Corporate Practice Group of Cooley LLP.
Bennett Stehr ’24
Bennett Stehr is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. He grew up in Orinda, California and left home to attend Georgetown University where he played baseball and graduated summa cum laude from the Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2018. He spent three years working as a distressed debt trader at JP Morgan Chase in New York City before enrolling at Harvard Law School in 2021. On campus, he holds leadership positions in both the Harvard Catholic Law Students Association and Harvard Christian Fellowship. He is also a Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the co-Director of Policy for the Harvard Immigration Project. He is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Judge Rachel P. Kovner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York upon graduation in 2024 and for the Honorable Judge Neomi Rao on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2025.
Bobby Stroup ’25
Bobby Stroup is a second-year law school student at Harvard Law school. He was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, but has since lived all over the nation. Before pursuing his JD at Harvard, Bobby served as an officer in the United States Navy and also worked as a Fintech consultant. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA/MSF from Boston College. At Harvard Law School, Bobby is a member of Harvard Christian Fellowship and the Armed Forces Association. He is also a Y-LAB and Petrie-Flom Fellow, and a steering committee member of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. During his 1L summer, he interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. After graduating law school, Bobby and his wife, Nicole, intend to stay in Boston, where he hopes to leverage multi-disciplinary approaches to solve complex business and legal challenges.
Brandon Sharp ’24
Brandon Sharp is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he moved to Washington D.C to attend Georgetown University where he led Bible studies through the school’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Following graduation, Brandon served as an Army Infantry Officer in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Korea, and Iraq. At each duty station, he led both men’s and co-ed small groups focused on studying scripture, apologetics, and a variety of books by Christian authors. Brandon transitioned to law school in 2021 and has been involved in the school’s Christian Fellowship (CF) since arriving on campus. In addition to leading a CF small group, Brandon has held leadership positions in the Journal of Law and Public Policy, National Security Journal, the Federalist Society, and the National Security & Law Association. After graduation, Brandon will be clerking at the district and circuit court level in Houston, Texas. He intends to serve in government practicing criminal and national security law. Brandon is blessed to have the love and support of his wife, Libby, and his daughter, Isabel.
Carissa Chen researches empirical law and economics and is completing the first-year of her economics Ph.D. at Harvard University with aspirations to be a law and economics professor. Her previous work examines reconciliation after ethnic conflicts, the historical impact of slavery and convict leasing, and the intersection of tax policy and the criminal justice system. Beyond research, she served as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and her poetry has been published in the Kenyon Review and the Tupelo Quarterly. Carissa was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and grew up in Tustin, California. She graduated with a B.A. in History and Economics from Harvard University and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar and a co-president of the Rhodes Christian Fellowship.
Chinaza Asiegbu ’25
Chinaza Asiegbu is a second-year law student at Harvard Law School. Originally from New Jersey, the state she loves, she came to Harvard Law School after graduating from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in History and African Studies. At HLS, Chinaza is involved with both Christian Fellowship, serving as Treasurer, and the Catholic Law Students Association, serving as co-leader of the Women’s Bible Study. She is also co-Treasurer of the Women’s Law Association and on the editorial boards for the Harvard International Law Journal and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Much of her time is spent as a student-attorney in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends and family, listen (and dance) to all kinds of music, bake, cook, watch ‘90s shows, and paint. After graduating in 2025, Chinaza hopes to find ways to balance legal practice and academic research, delving into her interests in international law, history, African development, community capacity building, and peacemaking (among others).
Dunni Ojumu ’25
Oluwadunni (Dunni) Ojumu is a junior at Harvard College studying Neuroscience with a Yoruba language citation. Originally from Maryland, Dunni is actively involved in the College’s faith communities, serving as Worship and Prayer Coordinator for the Harvard Undergraduate SoulFood Christian Fellowship. Dunni also holds a position as Development Chair for the Harvard College Nigerian Students Association and is a part-time research assistant at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After graduation, Dunni plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in global health and health policy.
Grace Cho ’25
Grace Cho is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. She received her B.A. in Global Studies from UCLA and was involved in the Intervarsity chapter as during her undgraduate studies there. She also holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During her time at Harvard Law, she has been involved with the American Journal of Law and Equality, the Korean Association of Harvard Law School, and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) where she is the co-chair for the Justice Committee. She currently attends Central Square Church in Cambridge. After graduating, she plans to return to her hometown in Orange County, California, to begin a legal career in local government law.
Ifeoluwa Anuoluwapo Adedokun ’25
Ifeoluwa Adedokun is a rising Junior at Harvard College and is studying Government and History with a vested interest in increasing consciousness about Nigerian governmental affairs. Ifeoluwa is currently serving in her second year as the Bible study leader for Soulfood, a Black Christian organization connected with Intervaristy. She is involved in several organizations on campus, including as chair of International Affairs committee for the Nigerian Students Association, Co-Chair for the Politics of Race and Ethnicity Program under the Institute of Politics, and outreach chair for the dance team Omo Naija x Wahala Boys. After graduation she hopes to attend Harvard Law School with a focus in criminal and constitutional law.
Kathryn Li ’24
Kathryn Li is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. She comes to HLS from Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she majored in Computer Science and Government and minored in Cognitive Science. Before law school, she worked as a kindergarten teacher in California. She spent her 1L summer at the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Appellate Section) and her 2L summer at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C. Kathryn is an Ames Moot Court Semi-Finalist and former President of the HLS Christian Fellowship, which she now serves as Alumni Liaison. After law school, Kathryn will clerk for the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland and then the Third Circuit in Wilmington, Delaware.
Margaret Cross ’24
Margaret Cross is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School. Before law school, she attended Dartmouth College in her home state of New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government and English Literature. She then worked for two years at Harvard Business School as a strategy research associate. This is her second year serving as co- president of the Catholic Law Students Association and as a Daniel Fellow. At Harvard Law School she has participated in the Religious Freedom and Cyberlaw clinics and serves as a Deputy Managing Editor for the Journal of Law & Public Policy. After graduation, she looks forward to beginning her career in litigation at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C.
Matthew Chun ’24
Matthew Chun is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School and patent agent at Fish & Richardson P.C. He holds a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Harvard Law School, Dr. Chun is Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He is also involved with HLS Christian Union and the Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. After graduation, Dr. Chun plans to continue practicing patent law.
2022-23 Program Fellows
Isabel Espinosa Moguel ‘23
Isabel Espinosa came to HLS after graduating from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Migration Studies. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where she met her husband, Christian, and concentrated in Social Anthropology. Isabel has served as Co-President for Christian Union and as Executive Editor for the Harvard Latin American Law Review while at HLS. During her summers, she has worked at ProDESC in Mexico City as a policy intern and at Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland, representing asylum seekers and living out her passion for serving immigrants and other underrepresented minorities. After law school, Isabel looks forward to working as an immigration attorney and hopes to work in Boston, MA.
Joel Malkin JD/MBA ’24
Joel came to HLS after seven years serving as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before entering active duty, Joel graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in linguistics and classical languages. While at HLS, Joel has been a member of the Armed Forces Association and the HLS Federalist Society. He also serves as the incoming Co-President of the HLS Christian Union chapter, the Notes Chair for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and the Co-Director of the Harvard Veteran’s Organization. During his summers, he worked for Patomak Global Partners in Washington, D.C. and Axon Enterprise in Phoenix, AZ. Following graduation, Joel and his wife Julianna plan to live and work in the Phoenix area.
Kathryn Li ’24
Kathryn came to HLS after graduating from Georgetown University and working as a literacy teacher in California. Following her first year of law school, she interned at the Department of Justice (Criminal Division, Appellate Section). At HLS, Kathryn serves as President of the Christian Fellowship and a mediator in the Harvard Mediation Program. She is also a member of the HLS Mock Trial Team and participates in the Women’s Law Association and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Following law school, Kathryn intends to work in Washington, D.C.
Margaret Cross ’24
Margaret hails from New Hampshire and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Government and English Literature. Before coming to HLS, she worked for two years as a strategy research associate at Harvard Business School. At HLS, Margaret serves as the co-president of the Catholic Law Students Association and an articles editor for the Per Curiam division of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She is also a singer and musician and enjoys helping to lead musical worship with Christian Union and Christian Fellowship. During her 1L summer, Margaret worked as a Legal Intern at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. After law school, Margaret aspires to serve as a judicial clerk and then join a law firm while maintaining a pro bono religious liberty practice.
2021-22 Program Fellows
Bekah Carey ’23
Bekah came to HLS after graduating with a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Roanoke College. During college, Bekah interned for the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section at the Department of Justice, and after college, worked as a Data Analyst for the Forfeiture Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. At HLS, Bekah is a Supreme Court Chair for the Harvard Law Review, Executive Vice President of the National Security Law Association, and a Committee Chair and Board Member of the Women’s Law Association. Bekah is also active as a Servant Team Member of the HLS Christian Fellowship and assists in the administration of a weekly Bible Study on campus. During her summer, and for the duration of the 2020-21 school year, while on a year-long leave of absence, Bekah worked as a Legal Fellow for the Human Trafficking Legal Center — a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that that works to combat human trafficking. Following law school, Bekah is interested in pursuing a career in federal prosecution with a focus on human trafficking, crimes against women and children, and/or national security.
David Tye ’23
David came to HLS after graduating from North Carolina State University and interning in the North Carolina State Senate, as well as working with Habitat For Humanity. While at HLS, David is a member of the Federalist Society, the Vice President of the Christian Union, and an incoming Senior Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. After graduating from HLS, David will clerk for two federal judges.
Jon DeWitt ’22
Jon came to HLS after just over ten years serving as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before entering active duty, Jon earned degrees from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and Georgetown University. While at HLS, Jon has been active in the Armed Forces Association and has served on the board of the HLS Federalist Society. He is also a Co-President of the law school’s Christian Union chapter. In his summers, Jon first worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria, VA, and for the law firm Jones Day in their Washington, D.C., office. Following graduation and his clerkship with Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Jon and his wife Amber plan to live and work in the Washington, D.C., area.