Becky Smith

President

 

Becky Smith is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, based in the firm's Chicago office. She focuses her practice on private equity, emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Becky graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 2013. Prior to law school, she worked in the nonprofit sector, holding positions with the American Museum of Natural History and the Citigroup Foundation. She graduated from Harvard University in 2008.


Paul Fenstermaker

Vice-President

 

Paul Fenstermaker graduated from Harvard University in 2008, with his degree in psychology. Currently, Paul is in his third year at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. Prior to law school, he worked for three years in the league office of the National Basketball Association, managing the accounts of several corporate sponsors. Upon graduation from Northwestern Law, Paul will be a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.


LaJoi Royston

Social Events Chair

 

LaJoi Royston currently works as a free-lance education consultant, algebra instructor and cheerleading coach.  She studied elementary education, concentrating in math and French, at DePaul University. Following her bachelors, LaJoi continued her education, also earning a Master's from DePaul in Curriculum Studies. LaJoi taught 5th grade, and was also a cheer leading coach before going on to complete her second masters in human development and psychology at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. While at Harvard, LaJoi was co-President of the Black Student Union and is excited about continuing her work within the Harvard community in the Chicago area through HBAS.