Brooke is a senior studying Communication– Rhetoric and Public Communication. Brooke has been a member of the Illinois Trial Team for 3 years and in that time she’s she’s learned how to collaborate with different people and perfected her charming character witnesses with Southern accents. As President, Brooke ensures that everything in the Illinois Trial Team is running smoothly.
Jolie is a junior studying Political Science and Philosophy. She’s done mock trial for 5 years and has had the opportunity to learn a ton from it in that time including public speaking, trial procedure, and teamwork. Her favorite role is the directing attorney for whatever witness Brooke Conklin is portraying. As Vice President Internal, Jolie coordinates all of our travel and the tournaments we attend.
Hanaa is a senior studying Political Science. In the three years that she’s done mock trial she’s had the opportunity to greatly improve her leadership skills and her ability to problem solve. She loves a "cooky" witness and her favorite portrayal was a quirky art professor Maddox Vaughn in State v. Sutcliffe 2021-2022. As Vice President External, Hanaa is responsible for recruitment, tryouts, fundraising, and any outside events.
Emma is a sophomore studying Political Science and has done mock trial for 2 years. She knew she wanted to be an attorney since she was 6 years old and sees mock trial as an excellent opportunity to get a head start on her career. Emma’s favorite part of mock trial is seeing her team succeed after so much hard work. As tournament director, Emma is responsible for planning and organizing our Illini Invite.
Nubaira is a senior studying Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. She’s done mock trial for 3 years and in that time has learned how to be more confident in herself in her everyday life, how to present herself to others, and how to speak eloquently. She loves portraying witnesses. As Treasurer, Nubaira works to create and maintain a budget for the Illinois Trial Team.
Helen is a sophomore studying Political Science. In total, she’s done mock trial for 4 years– 3 years in high school and 1 year at the University of Illinois. Her favorite roles are expert witnesses/attorney for expert witnesses. More than anything, she loves the community she’s built through mock trial. As Secretary, Helen works to organize and disseminate information within the Illinois Trial Team.
Ivy is going into her junior year studying Political Science. In this past year Ivy has learned the ins and outs of arguing a case all while building her confidence. Her favorite role is the Prosecution closing arguments and her favorite parts of mock trial are the people and the road trips! As Social Chair, Ivy plans and organizes all of our fantastic social events.
Jolie Pressburger and Jay Kennedy
Captain Jolie and Co-Captain Jay will be leading invitational team Reputation this Fall! Jolie and Jay are going into their Junior year at the University of Illinois. Jolie and Jay are excited to captain Reputation together and they can't wait to meet all of their new members!
Brooke Conklin and Alex Chang
Captain Brooke and Co-Captain Alex will be leading invitational team Fearless this Fall! Brooke is going into her Senior year and Alex is going into his Junior year. Brooke and Alex can't wait to teach all of our new members how to do mock trial and watch them fall in love with it.
Hanaa Khan and Chris Yang
Captain Hanaa and Co-Captain Chris will be leading invitational team Red this Fall! Hanaa is going into her Senior year and Chris is going into his Junior year. They can't wait to meet their newest teammates!
Ivy Ramirez and Safoora Salman
Captain Safoora and Co-Captain Ivy will be leading invitational team Speak Now this Fall! Safoora is going into her Sophomore year and Ivy is going into her Junior year.