Leadership Board

Rachel Daley, President

Rachel Daley ’21 is from Chicago, Illinois. She spent her 1L summer at Consovoy McCarthy PLLC and her 2L summer at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, DC. Before law school, she worked as an appellate litigation paralegal at Kirkland & Ellis and Bancroft PLLC. She graduated magna cum laude from Rice University in 2016.

Rachel served as Vice President for Speakers during the 2019-2020 school year, when UVA won the Federalist Society’s James Madison Award for Chapter of the Year. She is also a member of the Virginia Law Review, a research assistant for Professor Aditya Bamzai, and a semifinalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. After graduation, she will clerk for the Honorable Andrew S. Oldham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Amul R. Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Steven Joseph, Executive Vice President

Steven Joseph ’22 grew up in Green Cove Springs, Florida and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in American History.  He also earned a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University in 2017.  Prior to coming to UVA Law, Steven spent six years on active duty in the Air Force.  In addition to his position on the Federalist Society board, he is the Events Director for the Virginia Law Veterans and the Vice President for Career Development and Firms for Southeastern Wahoos. Steven is a member of the Journal of Law and Politics and spent his 1L summer with K&L Gates in Charleston, SC.

Chloe Knox, Vice President for Speakers

Chloe Knox ’22 is from Leesburg, Virginia. She graduated as a University Scholar from Baylor University in 2018. Before law school, she interned in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House and the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health & Human Services. She spent her 1L summer as a law clerk for Senator Marsha Blackburn on the Senate Judiciary Committee. At UVA, she is a member of the Virginia Law Review and Law Christian Fellowship. After graduation, she will clerk for the Honorable Matthew J. Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball and watching stand-up comedy.

Killian Wyatt, Vice President for Communications

Killian Wyatt ’21 is from Smyrna, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he studied journalism, English, and studio painting. He is a member of the Virginia Tax Review and a Research Assistant for Professor Julia Mahoney. During his 1L summer, he worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Todd Markle of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. After graduating, Killian will clerk for the Honorable Louis A. Bledsoe, III of the North Carolina Business Court in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Niccolo Beltramo, Vice President for Special Events

Niccolo Beltramo ‘22 is from the Metro Detroit area. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with degrees in History and Economics, and came straight through to UVA Law after graduation. He spent the summer after 1L year working with the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the Office of Enforcement Operations. Outside of the Federalist Society, he is a problem author for the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition as well as a member of the Virginia Law Review. Following graduation, he will be clerking for the Honorable Daniel P. Collins on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ian Jones, Vice President for Faculty Relations

Ian Jones ’22 is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Grove City College. Before law school, he interned with International Justice Mission. This summer, Ian will work as an intern for the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte.

Bill Re, Vice President for Finances

Bill Re ’21 grew up in Illinois outside Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Law & Society from American University in Washington, DC. Prior to attending law school, Bill was an associate director at the Virginia Catholic Conference in Richmond, VA. During his 1L summer, Bill worked in the General Counsel’s Office for the Governor of Kentucky. Most recently, Bill was a summer associate at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee.

Chris Baldacci, Vice President for Membership

Chris Baldacci ’22 is from Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Patrick Henry College, where he studied government and philosophy. During law school he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Trevor N. McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. After graduation, he will clerk for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also involved with the law school’s extramural moot court team. Outside of school, he enjoys reading classic fiction and hiking with his wife.

Barrett Anderson, Vice President for Professional Development

Barrett Anderson ’22 is from Burley, Idaho. He earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Constitutional Studies as well as a Master of Science in Political Science and Public Policy from Utah State University. Prior to attending law school, Barrett worked as a policy analyst for the State of Utah. He will be working in the litigation and government affairs divisions of King & Spalding’s Houston office this upcoming summer. At UVA, Barrett is a member of the Extramural Moot Court Team, a mentorship chair for the Rex E. Lee Law Society, and a member of the Virginia Law First Generation Professionals. 

Connor Kurtz, Symposium Chair

Connor Kurtz ’22 is from Berks County, Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2016 from the Catholic University of America, where he was student body president. Before coming to UVA, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute, led a small strategic-communications business in Pennsylvania, and served as an elected member of his local school board. At UVA, he is the treasurer of Common Law Grounds and a member of the Journal of Law & Politics. During his 1L summer, Connor was a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Isabelle Perfetto, Mentorship Chair

Isabelle Perfetto ’22 was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, the City of Friendly Neighbors. She studied International Trade and Marketing for the fashion industry as well as French and Italian at the Fashion Institute of Technology for her undergraduate education. While she was at school, exposure to intellectual property rights as they relate to fashion design and artistic creation set her on the path to law school and her eventual arrival at UVA. Prior to law school, Isabelle worked in international marketing and PR at Tory Burch and in corporate profitability project management for M&T Bank. This coming summer, she will work as an intern for the Honorable Lawrence J. Vilardo of the U.S. District Court for Western District of New York. In addition to the Federalist Society, she is a member of the St. Thomas More Society, Rivanna Investments, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, and Virginia Law and Business Society. Next year, she looks forward to being a member of the Virginia Tax Review, serving as Vice President of Community Outreach for St. Thomas More, serving as co-chair of the SBA Health and Wellness Committee, and being your Federalist Society Mentorship Chair. 

Michael Patton, Organizational Outreach Chair

Michael Patton ’22 is from Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated summa cum laude from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government. This summer, Michael will work as a Blackstone Fellow in the Office of the Texas Solicitor General. Before law school, he worked as an intern in the Office of the White House Counsel and the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Michael is also a member of Latin American Law Organization, Advocates for Life, and Law Christian Fellowship. In his spare time, Michael enjoys hiking, playing the acoustic guitar, and following college football.

Lauren Johnson, Women’s Outreach Chair

Lauren Johnson ’22 is from Phoenix, Arizona.  She graduated from Arizona Christian University with B.S. degrees in Political Science and Communications.  Prior to law school, she worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on appellate matters and served on the Regulatory Fintech Sandbox Committee.  She looks forward to working at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission this summer. 

Nathaniel Sutton, Clerkships Chair

Nathaniel Sutton ’21 is from Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Williams College in 2014 and spent his senior summer as an intern at the United States Supreme Court. Prior to law school, he served for three years in Oklahoma City Public Schools as a member of Teach for America. During his 1L summer, Nathaniel worked at Porter Wright in Columbus. He will spend his 2L summer at Paul, Weiss in Washington, D.C. After graduation, Nathaniel will be clerking for the Honorable Daniel A. Bress of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.