The following are the duly elected or appointed members of your 2017–2018 UF Law Student Bar Association Executive Board.


Nax Joye
President

“One of my favorite things about UF Law is that we as students become lifelong citizens of the University of Florida community. The benefits are tangible. For example, we are the preeminent law school for legal employment opportunities gained through student connections with alumni. While law school necessarily means we sharpen each other’s skills through healthy competition, ultimately, we are a team – The Gator Nation.

In part, I envision SBA as an onboarding mechanism for students to quickly adopt this mutually beneficial culture, through facilitating lasting connections to our community starting from the moment a student enters ILSP. Towards that end, we will adopt and maintain an attitude of servant leadership, and aim to continuously improve the law school experience for our student body.”

Nax Joye is a 3L at UF Law and a Double Gator. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife – Melissa, offshore fishing, soccer, cooking, and tailgating Gator football. Upon graduation, he will be living and working in Orlando, Florida.


Bathche Fils-Aime
Vice President

“To me, SBA serves as reminder to us all that we aren’t just classmates. We are a family, and SBA serves as the voice of that family.”

Born in Brooklyn, New York, 3L student Bathche Fils-Aime spent the latter half of her life in South Florida. A pre-law major, Bathche attended Nova Southeastern University. Bathche has been very involved on campus, serving as CaribLaw President (16-17), Competition Chair for Black Law Student Association (16-17), and Martin Luther King Chair for BGSO (16-17).


Alejandro Moreno
Parliamentarian

“SBA’s goal should be to foster an interconnected environment on campus, one that bring all students together, regardless of year, background, or interest to enhance our school’s academic excellence and our impact outside of the classroom.”

Alejandro is a 2L with a strong passion for politics and public administration. Alejandro was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. He triple-majored at Florida State University in political sciences, international affairs, and interdisciplinary social sciences, where he participated in Student Government as the Secretary of Diversity. On campus, Alejandro is also involved in the John Marshall Bar Association, as Vice-President of Finance, and the Federalist Society.


Colby Ellis
Treasurer

“The SBA serves a critical role on campus that not only allows student influence in the college administration, but it also serves as a platform for continuing our incredible student success and enrichment.”

Colby, 2L, was born in Tallahassee, FL and was raised in the “Big Bend” region of North Florida and South Georgia. He graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History. His legal interest is civil litigation, specifically in business law, bankruptcy, and employment law. His hobbies include watching sports, fishing, and kayaking. At Levin, he is also a member of the John Marshall Bar Association and serves as a 2017-2018 ILSP Ambassador.


Allie Watson
Senator

“SBA seeks to champion a student experience that is inspiring, engaging, and enriching. I look forward to serving the student body and working to better our small but mighty corner of the Gator Nation.” 

Allie, 2L, grew up in Northern California and moved with her family to Florida during high school. Allie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a double major in English and Advertising. Her hobbies include competitive horsemanship and Gator football. On campus, Allie is on the General Board of the John Marshall Bar Association, serves as a 2017-2018 ILSP Ambassador, and represents Levin in her capacity as Law Senator for University of Florida Student Government. She hopes to enter corporate or commercial practice in South Florida upon earning her J.D.

 


Emma Gregory
Secretary

“The Student Bar Association has the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the Levin College of Law and I’m thrilled to play a role in its development and creation.”

Emma Gregory is a 2L hailing from Sarasota. Born in New Jersey, Emma maintains, “You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey out of the girl.” As an English major here at UF, Emma was able to write an honors thesis on early German film, and while her extensive knowledge of Nosferatu has not come in handy in law school yet, she’s waiting on the day. Emma is a member of Phi Delta Phi and a student ambassador.


Amber “Dee” Lengacher
Social Chair

“I am looking forward to serving as SBA Social Chair! I am so excited for this new position because of the opportunity to improve the lives of all the students at UF Law.”

Amber was born in Indiana but spent most of her life in Orlando, Florida, where she went to UCF for undergrad. Since starting at Levin, Amber has been involved with the environmental group and the John Marshall Bar Association. In that time, she’s hosted tailgates, planned professional events, and showed up more times than any of us can count on Monday mornings with Dunkin’ Donuts for all.


Samantha “Sammi” Jacob
Student Organizations Liaison

“To me, SBA means a welcoming environment for cohesive meetings of the minds to build a better, more diverse and tolerant UF College of Law.” 

Samantha, 2L, graduated from the University of Florida in 2014. As a first generation American, she splits her time between the United States and Haiti, where her parents live most of the time. Samantha is the first in her family to attend law school, and she relied on fellow law students to help her navigate 1L year. Student organizations like CaribLaw, the Environmental and Land Use Law Society, and the Black Law Students Association have contributed to a welcoming and memorable law school experience.


Aaron Badida
Communications Officer

“SBA is a chance for students to take ownership of their law school experience in a way they’ve never had the opportunity to before. I’m excited to highlight the diversity of our student body and the progress we make together.”

Aaron, 2L, is a Jacksonville native who hopes to bring a little Don Draper, a little Olivia Pope, and a lot more ethical behavior than both of them to SBA. Aaron graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida as an English major, focusing in rhetoric and composition. In his first year at Levin, he was an active member of Outlaw and the Adkins Inn of Court, and he looks forward to chairing Florida and Puerto Rico on the National LGBT Bar Law Student Congress in the coming year. Aaron is also a member of the Florida Law Review. He hopes to enter corporate or commercial practice in Jacksonville upon earning his J.D.