The JOLTT Leadership

About

JOLTT is a student organization dedicated to exploring the intersection of law and technology. JOLTT covers all aspects of technology law including but no limited to: intellectual property, privacy, computer, antitrust, internet, telecommunications, and e-commerce law. We are proud to be:

Student-run

We are run by a diverse group of law and undergraduate students from all sorts of different backgrounds and specialties.

Informed

Our blog is constantly updated with articles regarding everyday issues in law and technology. We also publish a journal annually.

Striving for the best

We put on informative events and panels, for example inviting notable leaders in the tech industry to speak about legal issues in their fields.

Learn more about our executive board

Editor-in-Chief

Grace Bowers

Grace Bowers is a third year law student at the University of Texas School of Law. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hamilton College in upstate New York, and worked for several years with technology start-ups in the Bay Area. This experience inspired her to attend law school so that she could help advocate for and build change-the-world technology companies. After graduation, Grace will be working in Palo Alto, California at a law firm specializing in private equity and venture capital work.

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Seth Young

Seth’s passion for JOLTT stems from its cutting-edge position tackling emerging legal questions relating to tech, entrepreneurship, and privacy. He is a third-year law student and following graduation will clerk for Judge Fernando Rodriguez on the Southern District of Texas and then serve as a Law & Liberty Fellow for the Institute for Justice in Washington D.C. He studied business at Texas A&M University and his favorite way to spend an afternoon is undoubtedly on the golf course.

Content Director

Sarah Propst

Sarah is a 2L at Texas Law, where she plans to pursue intellectual property litigation. Prior to law school, Sarah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, and worked in Big Pharma for several years. On campus she is also a member of TIPLJ, OWLS, WLC, a Dean’s Fellow for Hargrave Society, and is the Brumley Next Gen Fellow for Space Security and Safety.

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Melanie Froh

Melanie Froh is a third-year student at the University of Texas School of Law. She has a BA in English from the University of Victoria, British Columbia and a Paralegal Certificate from Texas State University. She took the circuitous route to law school, working for more than a decade until an impulsive LSAT registration changed the course of her career. Much of her experience is at the intersection of law and technology: implementing software for legal teams, tackling legal issues for technology companies, and developing and managing compliance programs. Melanie’s goal as Development Director is to bridge the gap between Austin’s tech law community and the talented students of Texas Law.

Chief Articles Director

Jackie Odum

Jackie was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Before law school, Jackie was a researcher at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., where she primarily worked on labor economics and anti-poverty programs. On campus, Jackie is proud to be involved with JOLTT, Texas Law Fellowships, and the Civil Rights Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking spicy food, live music, and graphic novels.

Technology Director

Tracy Zhang

Tracy Zhang hails from the scorching state of Arizona and is currently an undergraduate majoring in computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. Besides JOLTT, she is the Assistant Director of Communications for the Texas Undergraduate Research Journal and a student writer for the computer science department.  She participates in robotics research on campus and enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors in her free time. 

Online Director

Kevin St. Geore

Kevin St. George is a third-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law. Kevin received a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii where he worked professionally for 8 years. This includes federal work in procuring and installing networking equipment for federal customers around the Pacific Rim. After graduation Kevin will be working in Houston with a law firm focusing on energy transactions.

Administrative DIRECTOR

Arushi Pandya

Arushi is a 2L from Austin. She attended UT Austin for undergrad where she majored in Plan II and Biology. After law school, she plans on working in health law. In her free time she enjoys hiking, travelling, and trying new restaurants.