Military and Veterans Law Society

2016-2017 Executive Board Officers

Kiren Chauhan

Kiren Chauhan - 3L
President

Kiren has been fortunate enough to call many places home over the years, as she has lived in more than a dozen places in the United States, as well as in Italy. After graduating from Smith College with a Bachelor's of Arts in Government, she worked as an AmeriCorps Paralegal in New York. In this role, she assisted with veterans’ benefits cases and domestic violence cases. After her time in AmeriCorps, she became an LSAT Instructor at Kaplan. Kiren is also a military spouse and has been involved with Family Readiness Groups, acting as a support system for military families. For Summer 2016, she interned for USAID in Uganda. In the Fall of 2016, Kiren externed at the U.S. Army Trial Defense Services, Fort Eustis Field Office in Newport News, Virginia. For Summer 2017, she was an intern with the U.S. Army JAG Corps. At the Law School, she also serves on the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. When she's not at the law school, she can be found CrossFitting, hiking, or cooking.

Stephen Fellows

Stephen Fellows - 3L
Vice President

Currently a Captain in the U.S. Army, Stephen grew up in Centreville, Virginia, and graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor's of Arts in History. After college, Stephen served as an Armor Officer in the Army for four years, including tours of duty at Fort Bliss and in South Korea. For Summer 2016, he interned at Headquarters, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia. For Summer 2017, he was an intern with the U.S. Army JAG Corps. At the Law School, Stephen also serves on the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review. After Law School, he will continue his Army service as an officer in the JAG Corps.

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Hannah Sherman - 2L
Outreach Coordinator

Hannah is originally from Washington, DC, and graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies. After college, she worked as an Advance Associate for the White House and National Advance Lead for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. For Summer 2017, Hannah was an intern with the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington, DC. At law school, Hannah also serves on the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law and is a student in the Lewis B. Puller Veterans Benefits Clinic. After law school, Hannah hopes to continue her work with military service members and veterans as an active duty JAG officer. 

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Weili Weng - 2L
Veterans Coordinator

Currently a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Weili Weng grew up in Shanghai, China. After immigrating to the United States, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, with a Bachelor's of Arts in Justice. For Summer 2017, Weili interned with Office of Senator Murkowski, working on budget appropriations for Defense, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs. At law school, Weili serves on the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review.  Weili is currently enrolled in the Army Education Delay program and intends to apply for the JAG Corps upon his return to Active Duty. Weili has always believed in Justice and now has an opportunity to serve it as well. He aspires to serve impoverished communities in Alaska and across the nation after the conclusion of his military career.

Krystal

Krystal Gurnell - 2L 
Secretary

Currently a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, Krystal grew up in Hampton, Virginia and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science. After college, Krystal served as an Intelligence Officer and an Acquisitions Officer for five years, including tours in South Korea, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Krystal's husband is also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.  For Summer 2017, she interned at the Langley Air Force Base Law Center in Hampton, Virginia. At the Law School, Krystal serves on the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. After Law School, she will continue her Air Force service as an officer in the JAG Corps.  

Cassie

Cassandra Lovitt - 2L 

Treasurer

Currently a Captain in the U.S. Army, Cassandra grew up in Shelbyville, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After college, Cassandra commissioned as a Finance Officer, where she spent most of her three years traveling to various countries in support of the Army’s financial management mission. Prior to beginning law school, Cassandra interned with 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. In Summer 2017, she interned with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment’s Military Justice section. After Law School, she will continue her Army service as an officer in the JAG Corps.