Susanna Wagar (2L)
Prior to law school, Susanna graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Master of Divinity with a Prison Studies certificate. While in divinity school, she interned with a transitional living facility for women coming out of incarceration, which is where she gained a passion for indigent defense and advocating for prisoner’s rights. She has participated in pro bono projects with the Center for Death Penalty Litigation and the NC Office of the Capital Defender. This summer she will be interning with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project.
Andrew Eichen (2L)
Andrew grew up in the Triangle and graduated from NC State in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. Last summer, he worked at the Buncombe County Office of the Public Defender in Asheville. After law school, Andrew hopes to continue his service in the public interest with a career as a public defender.
Kayla Rudisel (2L)
Kayla Rudisel was born and raised in Charlotte and attended University of Pittsburgh where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. After college, while employed at a residential school for court-adjudicated youth, she conducted one-on-one and group counseling sessions for adolescents struggling with drug addiction. This past summer, during her time with the Office of the Capital Defender, she researched pertinent legal questions and drafted memoranda and motions for her supervising attorneys. Also, her internship with Judge Worley's chambers gave her considerable insight into the inner workings of the courtroom and how judges analyze legal issues and arguments. She drafted legal orders and memoranda on a variety of matters based on conversations with the judge and observations of courtroom hearings. At Carolina Law, Kayla is a staff member of the First Amendment Law Review and a research assistant for the Career Development Office. As DDP Treasurer, Kayla is responsible for general financial oversight including, funding, fundraising and sales.
Pro Bono & Volunteer Coordinator
Emily Spring Page (2L)
I grew up in Carthage, NC. In 2011, I graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill with a degree in Russian and Eastern European Area Studies. After I graduated from UNC, I worked as a legal assistant for Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr. in Durham, NC for several years. I moved to California in 2013 with my partner who is an active duty solider in the United States Army. I spent my first year of law school at Whittier College of Law in Orange County, California. After a summer volunteering with the Army JAG office in California, I transferred to the UNC School of Law in 2015. My interest in capital punishment in North Carolina stems from moral, ethical and practical considerations. I joined the Death Penalty Project at UNC to be a part of an organization that works to ensure the integrity of the North Carolina judicial system. I also joined to honor the memory of my grandfather who vehemently opposed the continued existence of the death penalty in North Carolina and actively protested against a practice that disproportionately effects vulnerable communities.