About

Yale Law Women (YLW) works to advance the status of women and traditionally underrepresented gender identities at Yale Law School and in the legal profession at large. To realize this mission, we create programming, resources, and mentorship opportunities to bolster our members’ pursuit of their professional and personal goals.

YLW is a non-partisan organization committed to building a supportive community of women at Yale Law School and beyond.


2021-22 YLW Board

Chair – Chloe Francis
Academics Chair – Gabrielle Jackson
Advancement Chair – Valerie Silva Parra
Alumni Chair 
Sarah Nealon
Anti-Racism Advocacy Chair 
– Saja Spearman-Weaver
Community Engagement Chair – Isabella Forero
Gender Equity Advocacy Chair 
Ali Fraerman
Mental Health and Wellness Advocacy Chair 
– Kai Galindo
Outreach Chair
 – Michelle Fraling
Professional Development Chair
 – Alice Wang
Programming Chair 
Yael Caplan
Scholarship Chair 
Natalie Kirchoff

Prior Boards

2020-21

Chair: Margaret House
Hannah Barbosa Cesnik
Sarah Baldinger
Sierra Stubbs
Sammy Bensinger
Sonia Qin
Taylor Withrow
Zaria Noble
Spurthi Jonnalagadda
Xaviera Webb

2019-20

Chair: Serena Walker
Becca Steele
Anna Kaul
Rhea Christmas
Lisa Hansmann
Hannah Gross
Jordan Dannenberg
Taylor Cranor

2018-19

Chair: Anna Funtelar
Erin Drake
Rita Gilles
Sarah Levine
Megan Mumford
Sam Peltz
Audrey Pence
Madeline Silva

2017-18

Chair: Chelsea Shaffer
Iva Velickovic
Tori Stilwell
Tian Tian Xin
Catherine Crooke
Kate Logue
Miranda Li
Kendyl Clausen

2016-17

Chair: Rachel Chung
Catherine Chen
Cecilia Cheng
Lauren Hobby
Lauren Miller
Elizabeth Pierson
Emily Wanger
Helen White

2015-16

Chair: Rachel Wilf
Tashiana Hudson
Emma Larson
Alina Lindblom
Marissa Lindblom
Anna Mohan
My Khanh Ngo
Victoria Pasculli

2014-15

Chair: Stephanie Krent
Aurelia Chaudhury
Jade Chong-Smith
Grace Heusner
Kathryn Loomis
Julia Shu
Claire Simonich
Megan Wright