We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our Summer Associates: Julia Ely, a Gregoire Fellow from the University of Washington, and Mag Larrain and Hannah Waskom from Seattle University. They will be joining us for the summer months.

Julia Ely, a Gregoire Fellow from the University of Washington, hails from Basalt, Colorado. She recently moved to Seattle to attend law school at the University of Washington School of Law. Julia earned her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in sociology from American University in Washington, DC. Before starting law school, she worked as the Clerk for the Pitkin County, Colorado Board of County Commissioners. During her undergraduate studies, Julia gained experience in Washington, DC, working with the Public Policy and Regulation Group at Holland & Knight and interning with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. In her free time, Julia enjoys outdoor activities with her dog, Oliver, especially hiking and spending time on the water.

The Gregoire Fellows Program, named in honor of former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, recognizes students for their academic and professional achievements, unique perspectives, and leadership potential. The program aims to diversify the legal profession and law schools in Washington. Fellows spend the summer following their first year gaining invaluable legal experience.

Mag Larrain, a rising 3L at Seattle University, was born in Florida but has spent most of her life in Sammamish, Washington. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University while working at Starbucks in Pullman. After college, Mag returned home with her cat and began attending Seattle University School of Law. She’s thrilled to be back in Western Washington, close to the city and the mountains. In her free time, Mag enjoys skiing during the winter, exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family in the summertime, and diving into thrilling mystery novels.

Hannah Waskom, also a rising 3L at Seattle University, was born in Seattle and grew up in Snoqualmie, Washington. She pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington, where she competed on the cross country and track and field teams. Following her graduation from UW, Hannah worked remotely as a legal assistant while living in Madison, WI, before returning to Seattle to enroll at Seattle University School of Law. Her love for the outdoors extends to running, hiking, paddle-boarding, and playing cornhole.

We are excited to have these students and look forward to their unique perspectives and talents this summer.