ImeIme Umana has been elected the 131st president of the Harvard Law Review.
The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native received a Bachelor’s degree in African American Studies and Government from Harvard College in 2014 and is a third year student at Harvard Law.
“It is a great privilege to be able to serve and work with the remarkably talented and committed group of editors on the Law Review,” Umana said.
She takes over from outgoing Harvard Law Review president Mike Zuckerman who is sure Umana will excel in her new role.
The Harvard Crimson reports that Umana was selected from a field of 12 candidates, eight of whom were women and eight of whom were people of color. All candidates for president must answer questions from a forum of editors, write responses to submitted questions and participate in mock editorial activities.
In her job as president, Umana will oversee the work of 90 student editors and staff members as well as communicate with a group of writers that includes faculty members.
Umana has been actively involved in politics and law on campus as Community Action Chair of the Harvard University Institute of Politics, Professional Developmental Chair for Public Interest for the Harvard Black Law Students Association, and criminal law intern for Public Defender Service.
In 1990, Barrack Obama became the Harvard Law Review’s President, and went on to become President of the United States.