First Generation Professionals

First Generation Professionals (FGP) is a student-led group that supports incoming students who are the first in their families to attend college, to attend law school, and working class students. We are proud to be an intersectional and diverse organization, and encourage anyone interested to join our family.

We facilitate the transition and integration of first-generation law students through social activities, career advising, and mentorship with peers and alumni. Our board is comprised of students who have been through this process and are eager to pass on the torch to all of you.

2022 - 2023 Board Members

President: Preya Prasad (

Vice President: Aslesha Parchure (

Treasurers: Lahi Abdi (, Tim O'Neill (

Mentorship Chairs:  Dan Venetucci (, Rebekah Kim (

Social Events Chairs: Giavanna LaGamba (, Reizl Halikman (

Professional Events Chairs: Grant Welby (, Avery Zhu (, Samantha Chen (

Outreach Chairs: Gabriela Li (, Adam Revello (

Communications Chair: Brit Zak (

1L Representatives: Cleo Chang (, Youssef Aziz (, Kyle Hogan (, Emma Austin (, Cheyenne Porcher (, Ian Leach (, Luke Pluta-Ehlers (, Brenda Mendez (

We are able to thrive and help FGP students thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Gold Sponsors 

Simpson Thacher


White & Case

Fried Frank

Arnold & Porter

Winston & Strawn

Silver Sponsors



Gibson Dunn


Ropes & Gray


Paul Weiss

Clifford Chance

Sheppard Mullin

Bronze Sponsors

Brown Rudnick

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