Student Ambassadors
Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

Our volunteer Student Ambassadors play a pivotal role in our educational institution, serving as passionate advocates and leaders who represent our school's values and mission. These exceptional students embody the spirit of our community, fostering positive connections, facilitating communication, and contributing to a vibrant and inclusive campus environment. With their dedication and volunteer spirit, they help shape the future of our institution and inspire fellow students to achieve their full potential. 

Are you interested in getting paired with a Student Ambassador to get all of your student life questions answered?  Please complete this Admitted Student - Student Ambassador pairing request form.

Student Ambassador Spotlights

Meghan Bonnist

Meghan Bonnist

Meghan Bonnist is a 2L from Suffern, NY. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a BS in Environmental Science. In addition to her work with the Student Ambassadors, she is a part of the Environmental and Energy Law Association and GW Defenders. She spent her 1L summer and continues to work with in-house legal counsel at an aerospace defense firm in DC. In her free time, she enjoys exploring DC, trying new coffee shops, cooking, and spending time with her dogs.

Brennan Eppinger

Brennan Eppinger

Brennan Eppinger is a 2L from New Jersey. He graduated from the College of New Jersey with a BA in Political Science. At GW Law, Brennan is a Dean's Fellow for the Brandeis Inn, and is a part of the Public Contract Law Journal, the Latin American Law Student Association, the Military Law Society, and is a member of the DC Hispanic Bar Association. During his 1L summer, Brennan worked at the GW Law Immigration Clinic. 

Outside of school, Brennan enjoys taking his dogs on walks around DC, or jogging around the National Mall. He is interested in immigration law and government contracts.

Selena Everitt

Selena Everitt

Selena Everitt is a 2LE from Miami, FL. She graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Political Science. Selena currently works in higher education here at GW’s School of Business. Selena is interested in public interest work, such as international law, foreign relations, appellate litigation, and criminal law. She is a member of the Moot Court Board, Law Association for Women, International Law Society, Evening Law Student Association, and the Disability Applications Pro Bono Project.

Wanjiru Gikiri

Wanjiru (Wan) Gikiri

 My name is Wanjiru (Wan) Gikiri, and I am a 3L at GW Law. I am currently pursuing a career in Intellectual Property law, more specifically, music or technology law. Apart from being one of the Vice Presidents of Admitted Student Outreach for the Student Ambassadors group on campus, I am also an active member of BLSA and an Associate on the American Intellectual Property Law Association Journal (AIPLA). In my free time, I like to listen to music and spend time with friends and family.

Patrick Schaller

Patrick Schaller

Patrick is a 2L from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University and graduated in 2022 with a BA in International Affairs and History. Patrick is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. At GW, he serves as the co-president of LAMBDA Law. He spent his 1L summer working at the Office of Special Counsel in their Disclosure Unit. This fall he will be returning to the Office of Special Counsel. In his free time, Patrick enjoys reading classic literature, going out to eat, and taking walks through the city.

Matthew Scharfenberger

Matthew Scharfenberger

Matthew is a 2L from Massapequa, New York. He graduated from Binghamton University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Law and also worked in various roles from career development to student conduct, and barista-ing. At GW Law, Matthew is a Staff Member for the American Intellectual Property Law Quarterly Journal, works as an Inns Advisor for incoming 1L students, and participates in student organizations like LAMBDA and SIPLA. He has also clerked at the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs under Senator and Chairman Gary Peters. Matthew is particularly interested in pursuing a career in federal government affairs, particularly in appropriations, oversight, and national security. In his free time, Matthew enjoys photography, long-distance running, exploring DC via bike, and thrifting. 

Katya Wagstaff

Katya Wagstaff

Katya is a 3L from Springville, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Communications and a minor in Theatre. Prior to law school, she worked in marketing. She is interested in trademark and copyright law and is working towards the Intellectual Property emphasis. At GW Law, in addition to Student Ambassadors, she is also the Executive Notes Editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, also a member of the Mock Trial Board, Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, Writing Fellow, and Student Intellectual Property Law Association. She has interned for a federal judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the trademark/copyright practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP where she plans to return after graduation.