Staff

Tatum Wheeler

Editor-in-Chief

Tatum Wheeler

Tatum Wheeler is Ms. JD's Editor-in-Chief. She is a current law student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law in sunny Southern California. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Tatum worked for three years after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. When she’s not studying, she spends her free time exploring the coastline, connecting with friends and family, and cheering on her favorite sports teams.

Danielle Allison

Chief Executive Officer

Danielle Allison

Danielle Allison is Chief Executive Officer of Ms. JD. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Harvard Law School.  Danielle clerked for then Chief Judge UW Clemon of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  She spent six years working in the litigation group at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Danielle was the founding chair of Sutherland "Women Stepping Up" philanthropy initiative, co-chair of the firm’s women attorneys group, and a member of the hiring committee.  She is a former American Bar Association, Business Law Section Fellow (2013-2015) and a former member of the State Bar of Georgia Committee to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession; Leadership Atlanta, LEAD Atlanta Class of 2012; Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Destiny Fund Class of 2009; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Former Executive Board Member; and Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Former Foundation Council Member.  Danielle is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League of Lee County, Alabama. She lives in Auburn, Alabama.

Abby Lee

Programs Assistant

Abby Lee

Abby Lee is the Programs Assistant for Ms. JD.  Before joining Ms. JD in 2020, she has over 10 years of professional experience in non-profit event planning, executive assistance, and travel planning. Abby lives in Northport, Alabama with her husband and three girls and enjoys traveling, crafting with her girls, and baking for friends and family.

Program Directors

Brittany Sims Nwankwoala

Public Interest Scholarship Director

Brittany Sims Nwankwoala

Brittany Sims Nwankwoala is a staff attorney with the D.C. Bar. She manages the policies, procedures, and processes for governance of the D.C. Bar Communities (formerly Sections). She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. During law school, she worked as a student attorney in the indigent defense Advocacy Clinic and the Expungement Clinic. She served on the executive boards of the Black Law Student Association and the Student Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and chaired the college's annual diversity scholarship gala. Under Tennessee's broad law student practice law, Brittany gained first-chair experience interning with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Criminal Division, and the Knox County District Attorney's Office, Felony Drug Unit. She also clerked for the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves of the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Brittany was a 2017 Ms. JD Fellow and member of the inaugural class of the NWLSO Leadership Academy at Harvard Law School.


Prior to law school, Brittany earned a Masters degree in Public Administration with a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Tennessee State University, a  Bachelor's degree in English from Hampton University, and completed a term of service with AmeriCorps. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
 

Paige Greene

Pre-Law Program Director

Paige Greene

Paige Greene is a Chicago based corporate attorney whose practice is focused on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Paige received her law degree from the Washington University School of Law where she was awarded the Dean’s Leadership Award. While at WashULaw, Paige served as president of the Women’s Law Caucus, an executive board member of the Black Law Student’s Association, a Career Development peer adviser, co-chair of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and primary editor of the Journal of Law & Policy. In addition, she received her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Law and a Hispanic Studies minor from Trinity College. Paige became familiar with Ms. JD prior to law school as a prospective law student when she relied on the organization’s resources to inform her all-encompassing law school decision. Later in law school, Paige applied for and was selected for a Ms. JD Fellowship. Currently, Paige serves as the Ms. JD Pre-Law Program Director. Paige is passionate about empowering women to pursue their professional goals and supporting women in the legal profession. As pre-law director, Paige aims to give back to the Ms. JD community by helping more young women in their pursuits of achieving a law degree.

Lauren R. Jackson

Fellowship Director

Lauren R. Jackson

Lauren R. Jackson is a Labor & Employment associate with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, in their Newark office. She is a graduate of Howard University School of Law where she served as President of the Student Bar Association and member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Team. Throughout law school, she interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Additionally, she served as a judicial intern for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the District Court for the District of Columbia. Lauren’s also served as a Student Attorney with the now named Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University. As a Student Attorney, she presented oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Prior to joining her firm, Lauren clerked for Judge Magali M. Francois, J.S.C. of the New Jersey Superior Court, Family Division. Additionally, Lauren is the Founder and Program Director of Instilling My Ability to Naturally Embrace Excellence, Inc. (IMANEE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment and elevation of middle school girls throughout New York and New Jersey. She has received various recognition for her community and advocacy work such as the EmbraceHER DC “My Sister’s Keeper” Award and the Olender Foundation Earl H. Davis advocacy award. She also received the Dean’s Leadership Award from Howard University School of Law. Lauren is a 2016 Ms. JD Fellow and 2015 Lawyers of Color Fellow.

Lauren holds a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Seton Hall University.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Epsilon Sigma Iota Legal Sorority.

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