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Founder and Executive Director - RJC NE & TX

Megan Rollag

Megan Rollag recently received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Although originally a Nebraska native, Megan attended Baylor University in Waco, TX and majored in International Studies and Spanish. During her undergraduate career she interned as a Bob Bullock Policy Fellow in the Texas Senate during the 84th Texas legislative session and a Youth Ambassador for No Kid Hungry/Texas Hunger Initiative.

During law school Megan developed an interest in on-campus organizations like the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and the Energy and Environmental Law Society (EELS). She also completed internships in the chambers of the Honorable Frances Stacy, U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Texas, Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commissions (CNH), the Texas Immunization Partnership (TIP), Baker Hughes, GE, and Inpex Americas. Additionally, she clerked for three litigation firms. Currently, Megan is preparing and sitting for the October 2020 administration of the Texas bar exam in addition to managing the Racial Justice Coalitions of Nebraska and Texas.

Policy Director - RJC NE

Jahne’ Maddock

Jahne’ is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego School of Law, having received her Juris Doctor in May 2020. Prior to studying law, she received her B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May 2017 and concentrated in Psychology and Spanish. 

In the legal field, she worked as a law clerk in-house for Conservice: the Utility Providers and worked mainly with the North Carolina Utilities Commission to obtain approval for the resale of gas, electric, water, and sewer utilities. She is currently working as a law clerk for The Stone Law Group APC, whose focus is civil litigation and probate. Jahne’ is sitting for the California State Bar Exam in October 2020.

Marketing Director - RJC NE

Kyiia Rollag

A recent college graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning her bachelor’s degree in Communication, Kyiia joins the Racial Justice Coalition with great passion and dedication. Kyiia recently started a grassroots non-profit, Change of Omaha, with two other co-founders to combat racial injustices, food disparities and community revitalization. Being a mixed-race woman, which society views as Black, Kyiia has witnessed first hand many racial discriminatory acts. Kyiia believes that change starts first within yourself and then within your community. She brings a hopeful mindset to the RJC team, that no matter how big or small the circumstance, an individual can make a difference.

Communications Director - RJC NE

Nicole Del Mar

Nicole Del Mar graduated from Millard North High School in Omaha, NE before attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. At Alabama, she was Pre-Med while majoring in Biomedical Engineering and International Studies before transferring home to finish her studies at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. In her undergraduate career, she interned at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2018, Nicole moved to New York City where she is currently working in marketing.

Legislative Director - RJC TX

Erin Hayes

Erin Hayes is in her final year of law school at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Erin is originally from Houston, Texas and attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she majored in Medical Humanities. Following her undergraduate graduation, Erin interned with Johnson, Hobbs, Squires, a plaintiff personal injury firm in Waco, Texas. 

 

Throughout her law school career, Erin has been focused on criminal law, with a specific interest in capital defense. She clerked with the Fredericksburg Public Defender Office in Fredericksburg, Virginia during the summer of 2019. For the summer of 2020, Erin clerked remotely with the Richland Public Defender and the Capital Trial Division in Columbia, South Carolina. She is currently a student attorney with Washington and Lee’s Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse Clinic, where she assists in death penalty trials and advocates for parolees. Additionally, she is an ambassador for the School of Law and was the 2019 Vice President for the Women Law Students Organization. Following graduation, Erin hopes to pursue a career in criminal defense, as well as assist in future death penalty legislation.

Policy Director - RJC TX

Kaitlin (Kate) Farley

Kate Farley recently received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Kate is originally from San Antonio, Texas and attended Baylor University where she studied Economics and Political Science. At Baylor, Kate wrote a thesis about the disparities in outcomes in early education and the role that racial biases and systems play. 

During her time in law school, Kate pursued her interest in transactional work as a clerk at the University of Texas Business Contracts Office. She was also a member of the International Law Journal, the Women’s Law Caucus, and part of the leadership board for the Environmental Society. As a 1L, Kate participated in the Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition and interned for Texas Representative Ryan Guillen. Throughout school, Kate continued to explore her interest in addressing racial inequalities in criminal justice—first as an intern for an indigent defense attorney in Waco and later as a participant in the University of Texas’ pro bono expunction clinics. Currently, Kate is preparing to sit for the Texas bar exam in addition to her work with the Racial Justice Coalition.

Volunteers

Volunteer - TX

Lama Zakzok

Lama Zakzok is a law student at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Lama is originally from Austin, Texas and attended Baylor University where she majored in Anthropology International Studies.

While in law school, Lama interned at Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) in Mexico City, Mexico, and worked with the Texas Innocence Network. She is also involved in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the Student Bar Association (SBA), the Energy and Environmental Law Society (EELS), and the Space Law Society.

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