Current Social Justice Fellows

Aqdas Khudadad (she/her), 3L

Aqdas graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in Political Science. As a member of the Bonner Program, she was a volunteer at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) which is when her interest in pursuing law school began. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research fellow with the American Pakistan Foundation and focused her research on reproductive health access in rural Pakistan. During the fellowship, she was also involved in a project regarding access to legal resources in low-income, rural communities. This fellowship solidified her interest in women’s rights and increasing access to legal resources in marginalized communities. After graduation, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA at an environmental nonprofit called Louisville Grows. She also worked with a nonprofit in Pakistan to develop a menstrual health management curriculum based on her fellowship research to be taught to students in a village in Northern Pakistan. She is passionate about addressing issues related to gender-based violence, racial injustice, and Islamophobia. Aqdas pursued the Social Justice Fellowship to shape her career in public interest work through the lenses of race and gender.

Kassius “Kash” Brodus (he/his), 2L

Kash is a native of Albany, New York and completed his Bachelor of Arts in History at SUNY Buffalo State College in May 2022. In his final semester of undergraduate studies, he received a commendation for the History and Social Studies Education Department from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Buffalo State and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence, the highest academic honor in New York State’s public university system. Kash’s only real goal is to leave the world better than how he found it and The Nathaniel R. Jones Center will help him make that dream a reality.

Elizabeth Beach (she/her), 2L

Hey! My name is Libby and I’m a 2L. I’m originally from Akron, Ohio and did my undergrad at Denison University. On campus, I’m involved in American Constitution Society, SSG, and you’ll always find me around the Jones Center. Outside of school I love yoga, trashy reality television, and my dog, Juno.

Nick Anderson (he/his), 2L

Nick grew up in Morehead, Kentucky, and pursued his undergraduate degrees at Morehead State University. At MSU, Nick majored in Political Science and Legal Studies, graduating in 2021 with honors and was named Outstanding Student of Political Science. In Nick’s interim year between college and starting at UC College of Law, he served as a legal assistant for a rural county attorney’s office, gaining real life perspective on a host of legal procedures outside of the classroom. While Nick is open to various practices of law, his current aim is to one day serve in his home state of Kentucky in a governmental policy and legislative role, preferably in relation to how the law shapes curriculum and funding for the sphere of public education. Nick believes a good, quality education can serve as a means to break generational cycles of inequity, a trend which has long strained the rural landscape of Appalachia. Nick is currently a Policy Fellow for the Ohio Innocence Project.

Abby Adu (sher/her), 1L

Abby is from Mount Vernon, Ohio, and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Abby graduated from Trevecca in 2023 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Public Policy. During her undergraduate, Abby interned for the Zero Abuse Project, a non-profit committed to ending child sexual abuse. This internship solidified her interest in child welfare and how it intersects with historical inequities within the law. Outside of school, Abby enjoys coaching gymnastics, playing with her cat Buddy, and reading historical fiction

Abby Hobbs (sher/her), 1L

Abby completed her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2020 from the University of Montana. After a year of AmeriCorps with Justice for Montanans, she moved to Cincinnati in 2022 to pursue a joint J.D./M.A. program in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She spent the last year taking graduate courses focused on race, gender and social justice and developing her Masters’ project which connects gender equity and the law.

David Klasovsky (he/they), 1L

David lives in Miamisburg, OH and graduated from Antioch College in 2023 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Political Institutions. During his undergraduate studies David was able to intern with Atty. Phillip Brigham in Chicago, where he gained an interest in criminal law. He also interned with the Ohio Sentencing Commission, learning various aspects of Ohio’s sentencing structure and policy processes. David is hoping that the Social Justice Fellowship will inform his ability to provide services for people and clients who lack resources to assist/defend themselves. Some of David’s favorite things are Science-Fiction media, playing board games, and meeting new people.

Joele L. Newman (she/her), 1L

Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, Joele came to Ohio to attend Miami University, where she double majored in Psychology and Social Justice Studies. After completing her undergraduate studies in 2018, Joele moved to Cincinnati to work as a Community Organizer and Youth Program Leader at a local community center in the downtown neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. She did a variety of work in this position including gentrification education sessions, advocacy and grassroots organizing for local affordable housing legislation, and coordinating enrichment programs for young girls and teens. Joele is passionate about a variety of social justice issues, but especially housing justice through equitable development policy.