The Volume 55 Editorial Board is responsible for the 2019-2020 edition of the Texas International Law Journal.
Johnathan Gooch was raised in the Texas Hill Country. After High School he participated in a Student Exchange program with the Lion’s Club in Beersheba, Israel. At 17 recorded and released an album of original songs and was nominated for the L.A. Music awards in 2007. Since then his music has become private, and his passion for global justice has become public. He spent his undergraduate career delving into the great books of the western cannon at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. There he engaged with pivotal texts across all fields (from Philosophy to Quantum Physics). After St. John’s he returned to Texas to pursue his Juris Doctorate at UT Law. Following his 1L year, Johnathan worked at the Texas Supreme Court in the chambers of Justice Boyd. He is proud to work with the Texas International Law Journal as he moves toward a career in the public interest.
The Managing Editor - Publication
Harjeen is originally from Dohuk, Kurdistan, but was raised in Plano, Texas. She studied Child Learning and Development and Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas before attending Texas Law. She spent her 1L summer at the Forensic Project in Austin, and at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. Her 2L summer, she interned at the ACLU of Texas, working specifically in criminal justice reform and immigrants' rights. In her free time she enjoys hiking, collecting crystals, and spending time with her elderly miniature schnauzer, Oswald.
Managing Editor - Business
Director of Communications
Erin is a 3L and proud double longhorn. Erin has traveled extensively throughout Central America and Europe, where she spent a semester living in Barcelona. At the top of her travel bucket list is Greece. When not listening to podcasts or doing school work, Erin can be found cuddling with her dog and online shopping for things she definitely doesn't need…but really wants.
Fabiola is from the Rio Grande Valley and received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Galveston Campus in 2016. During her time in law school, she has interned with Texas Legal Services Center, in the chambers of the Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, and with Clark Hill Strasburger. She has been a part of TILJ since her first year at the law school as a 1L Associate.
Megan grew up in Springfield, MO. After high school, she moved to Brigham Young University where she graduated with a B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource management. Upon graduating from from BYU, Megan made her way over to the Lone Star State for Texas Law. Outside of law school, Megan enjoys spending time with family, visiting art museums, rock climbing, playing UT’s bell tower, and traveling.
Douglas was born in Houston Texas and graduated from Rice University in 2016 with degrees in Government and Spanish Literature. During college he studied in Argentina, Spain, and Cuba. After graduation, he spent a year working on a political campaign and in the Office of the General Counsel for Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. He spent his 1L summer interning for Justice Brown on the Texas Supreme Court. Outside of law school, he enjoys exploring new restaurants, running, and missing his golden retriever who is back in Houston.
Blake Young is a 3L at The University of Texas School of Law from Sweetwater, Texas. She attended The University of Alabama where she pursued a degree in English and enjoyed cheering on the Crimson Tide football team to many victories. Blake is one of the Submissions Editors for TILJ and is also involved with Assault & Flattery.
Chelsi Levy was raised in Plano, Texas. She received her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. During her 1L summer, Chelsi worked at Haynes and Boone in their Dallas office. Outside of law school, Chelsi enjoys cheering on OU football, going to Zilker with her great dane, Mimosa, and spending time with her family and friends.
Aro was born in Seoul, South Korea but lived in New York, Dallas, Philadelphia, London, Anchorage, and Austin. She earned her BA in International Relations from the University of Texas. Before law school, she worked at a refugee resettlement non-profit organization. She spent her 1L summer at the Austin Medical Legal Partnership with the Texas Legal Services Center. Aro is interested in intellectual property and cybersecurity. Outside of law school, Aro is an avid yoga practitioner and registered teacher, rock climber, and baker.