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Mock Trial Leadership Spring 2015


Head Coach and Faculty Advisor

Don Martin is a career litigator with experience in the corporate world and with the federal government. Coach Martin has 12 years of experience coaching mock trial at the high school and college levels. During that time his teams have garnered dozens of awards and accolades, including nationally recognized honors and distinction. He holds a BA in history from Yale University (1995) and a JD from William & Mary School of Law (2000).

Assistant Coach

Kierra Zoellick competed on mock trial teams at the junior high, high school, and college levels from 2001-2010. While attending the University of Iowa, she competed as an attorney on one of Iowa's two nationals teams. She spent two years as an assistant coach at Iowa before coming to AU in 2012. Kierra has a bachelor of science in political science with an emphasis on international relations as well as a bachelor of arts with honors in American studies, both from the University of Iowa (2010). She also has a master of arts in international development from American University (2014).

Student Executive Board

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President/Tournament Director

  1. Ashley DiMuzio

    Ashley DiMuzio is currently a senior at American University, majoring in CLEG (Communication, Law, Economics, and Government). She moved to D.C. from North Carolina, and will be returning in the Fall of 2016 to attend law school. She joined the Justi… More

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Vice President

  1. Eliana Peck

    Eliana Peck is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, pursuing a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Law and Society. In 2014, Eliana studied abroad at the Freie Universität in Berlin, where she took courses in German philosophy and language. Du… More

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Logistics Coordinator

  1. Jenna Forster

    Jenna Forster is a junior in the School of Public Affairs, pursuing a B.A. in Law & Society with a minor in Literature. Originally from California, Jenna first found her passion for law in high school, where she captained her mock trial team. She joi… More

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  1. Taylor Heywood

    Taylor Heywood is a sophomore in the Kogod School of Business pursuing a double major in Accounting and Computer Science with a concentration in Game Design. Taylor works as a peer consultant in the Kogod Center for Business Communications where she… More

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Event Coordinator

  1. Jacob Kern

    Jake Kern is a sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, pursuing a major in Political Science and a double minor in History and Justice. Jake was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the High School for American Studies, which was re… More

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