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).
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).
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Albert Fujii is a senior in the School of International Service, pursuing a B.A. in International Studies and Minors in Archaeology and Arabic. He is passionate about the nexus between law and archaeology, and he hopes to continue researching international artifact repatriation and transnational crime in the MENA region. While he previously worked on Capitol Hill, he currently works in the nonprofit sector.
Before AUMT, Albert competed in his high school mock trial program for four years, a program that won the National Championship this year! In college, Albert loves to compete as both an attorney and witness, walking the line between dramatic characterizations and confident rationality.
Lulu Qian is a senior at AU studying International Studies and Economics with a minor in Communications. She is especially interested in issues surrounding international migration and economic development. Last year, Lulu had an amazing experience studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea where she learned about international relations in East Asia, ate lots of great Korean food, and travelled around Korea and Japan. In the past, Lulu has interned with international nonprofits such as Church World Service’s Immigrant and Refugee Program and The Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Policy and Advocacy Program. Lulu is looking forward to recruiting the next generation of amazing mockers while serving as AUMT’s Vice President!
Abbe is a sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, pursuing a B.A in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. She is a proud Chicagoan and will use any chance she gets to tell you that Coke is called pop, not soda. Over the past year, Abbe worked as a field organizer for former Obama staffer Will Jawando’s campaign for Montgomery County Council and as an intern at a plaintiff litigation firm in Chicago. She is extremely passionate about the legal rights of journalists and played a crucial role in passing legislation in Illinois that guaranteed protected speech rights for student journalists. In 2017, she was named the Illinois Journalist of the Year. As her second year on AUMT, Abbe is looking forward to serving the team as this year’s logistics coordinator.
Emily McDonnell is a sophomore in the School of Communications pursuing a degree in film. When not doing mock trial she can be found working on free-lance video projects for local musicians and groups. Hailing from a small town outside Ottawa, Canada, she did not even know what mock trial was until coming to university where she quickly fell in love with it. She looks forward to her second year on the team where she will serve as Events Coordinator, and put the “fun” in fundraisers.
Julianne Kelleher is a rising Sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, pursuing a B.A. in Political Science. During her Freshman year she had the opportunity to intern on the Hill for her Massachusetts representative. Both she and her representative are avid Boston sports fans, catch her frantically checking football scores between rounds! When she isn’t doing Mock Trial, interning, or school work, she’s normally working on off season logistics as the youngest program director at her beloved debate camp. This year she is excited to manage the team finances and work hard as tournament coordinator for our annual regional tournament!