On March 26, the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Alumni Association (BLAPA) held its annual Spring Dinner to honor distinguished alumnae R. May Lee '90 and Priti Radhakrishnan '02, and to award Mercy Imahiyerobo '12 the 2010 BLAPA Public Service Scholarship.

Lee is co-founder of MarketBoy Inc. and the former managing director and chief of staff at Merrill Lynch. She previously spent six years with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in a variety of capacities, most recently as the chief operating officer of the credit derivatives business. Radhakrishnan is co-director of Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK). In 2007, she received the National Marrow Donor Program's Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr. award for innovation and commitment to minority recruitment and retention of bone marrow donors.

During the evening, the annual BLAPA Public Service Scholarship was presented to Mercy Imahiyerobo '12. This $10,000 scholarship always goes to a second year student who has distinguished him or herself by participating as a member of APALSA, BALSA, LaLSA, MELSA, or SALSA, by actively engaging in public service, and by planning to pursue a career in public interest law.

Imahiyerobo and her classmate Camilo Romero '12 will join the BLAPA Executive Board as student liaisons.

Posted April 6, 2010