BLSA E-Board

Tamia Hackworth ’25

Tamia Hackworth is a 2L from the Bronx, New York, currently serving as co-chair of BLSA. During this academic year, she will also serve as an associate editor for the Northeastern University Law Review and a member of the Admissions Committee for the Student Bar Association. Prior to law school, she attended the University at Albany and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration, concentrating in finance and management. Upon graduation, she worked as a college advisor for high school seniors. Currently, she is a student attorney in the Community Business Clinic and hopes to continue transactional work after law school. Outside of law school, Tamia enjoys socializing with friends and family, reading and exercising.

Merissa Spaulding ’25

Merissa Spaulding is a 2L from Brooklyn, New York, currently serving as the co-chair of BLSA. Prior to law school, she graduated in 2019 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. At Skidmore, Merissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs and French. She was also the co-founder and president of the West Indian Students Association. Merissa spent two years working as a client operations specialist at a large law firm in New York City. In addition to her role in BLSA, Merissa is a member of the First Generation Law Students Association and the Intellectual Property Society, a Lawyering Fellow, a LexisNexis ambassador, a Themis student ambassador and an associate editor for the Northeastern University Law Review. Merissa is interested in pursuing intellectual property and corporate law. Outside of law school, Merissa enjoys cooking and baking, spending time with family and making DIY hair products for textured hair.

Tia Martin ‘25
Vice Chair

Tia Martin is a 2L currently serving as the vice chair of BLSA. She is from Richmond, Virginia, but also considers the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas her home. This academic year, she also serves as the vice chair of Social Activities for the Student Bar Association, as a student representative for Themis Bar Review and as a research assistant for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. Prior to law school, Tia completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University with a double major in psychology and criminal Justice. During and after her undergraduate career, she worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C., supporting employment litigation matters, among other things. While Tia is still learning and exploring different legal practice areas, she hopes to return to the Washington, D.C., area after law school. Outside of law school, she enjoys long nature walks, hiking, crafts and spending time with her dog, Poncho.

Rakabe Abraham ’25

Rakabe Abraham is a 2L currently serving as secretary of BLSA. She was born and raised in Boston. Prior to law school, she graduated in 2019 from Boston College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She also served as co-president of the African Students Organization. Rakabe then spent two years in U.S Senator Edward Markey's office as a regional director. While she is still exploring different areas of law, she plans to remain in Boston. In addition to law school, Rakabe enjoys cooking Ethiopian food and knitting

Tamie Daniels ’25

Tamie Daniels, a 2L from Dublin, California, currently serves as the treasurer of BLSA. Prior to law school, Tamie attended Pepperdine University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science and a minor in Hispanic Studies. Her interests lie in venture capital and intellectual property, and she is excited to continue exploring practice areas this summer. Through the Law in Technology Diversity Collaborative, she will spend half her summer at a law firm and the other half in-house at a tech company. In her free time, Tamie enjoys trying new workout classes and discovering the best brunch spots in Boston.

Adrienne Brown ’25
Director of Academic Affairs

Adrienne Brown is a 2L currently serving as the Director of Academic Affairs of BLSA. Prior to law school. Adrienne was a government and philosophy double major at Cornell University. At Cornell she was a research assistant for the Gender and Security Lab, she was a practice leader and senior instructor for Cornell's Sport Taekwondo Club, and she competed at the collegiate level for 3.5 years, and she was a member of the Black Ivy Prelaw Society. In addition to her role in BLSA, Adrienne also serves as secretary for the Health Law Society. She is interested in exploring the intersection between corporate work and health law. And this summer Adrienne is interning at a nonprofit, that works to expand access to health care, where she'll get to work on a variety of health care and business transactions. Outside of law school, Adrienne enjoys exercising, cooking and watching nature documentaries.

MyLinn Clément ‘25
Director of Social Affairs

MyLinn Clément is a 2L serving as director of social affairs of BLSA. MyLinn is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Before attending law school, she graduated from Spelman College with her Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies with a focus in global health studies. Afterward, MyLinn graduated from Boston University School of Public Health with her Master’s in public health, focusing on environmental health, infectious disease and global health. MyLinn has worked in both government and non-profit sectors. Her interests are in health law, intellectual property and technology. While attending law school, she is pursuing a certificate in legal design. She desires to continue advocating for underserved communities by focusing on how society can equitably use technology to foster healthier environments. MyLinn is also a member of the Health Law Society and Intellectual Property Society. Additionally, MyLinn participates as an associate editor for Northeastern University Law Review. Her hobbies are gaming, traveling and martial arts.

Fisola Lawal ’25
CAIR Representative

Fisola Lawal is a 2L currently serving as the CAIR representative of BLSA. She was born in Nigeria and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Fisola graduated from Rhode Island College in 2020 and received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and political science. While an undergraduate, Fisola interned at the Human Rights Commission, was a member of the Black Student Association (Harambee) and volunteered as a teacher. Prior to Law school, Fisola worked as an associate at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Currently, Fisola is a member of the First-Generation Law Association and the Christian Law Caucus. Outside of law school, Fisola loves to read novels, try new restaurants, teach children and learn new things. Fisola is interested in trusts and estates, corporate/ transactional law, family law and juvenile justice.