Executive Committee

Executive Committee


The Executive Committee consists of five Voting Members (the Chair, Vice Chair for Trials, Vice Chair for Sanctions, Vice Chair for First Years, and Vice Chair for Graduate Students), as well as seven non-voting members: two Senior Counselors, the Senior Investigator, the Senior Educator, the Senior Data Manager, the FYJC Chair, and the FYJC Vice Chair. The Executive Committee oversees all operations of the UJC and reviews all complaints as they are submitted.

Please direct all general inquiries to the Chair at ujc-chair@virginia.edu. You can also get in touch with a specific individual using the links below.

2022–2023 Executive Committee

Portrait of Nabeel Raza

Nabeel Raza

UJC Chair

Nabeel is a third year in the College from Roanoke, Virginia, studying Human Biology and minoring in the Batten School of Public Policy. Outside of UJC, he is involved in the Peer Health Educators and Students for Health Equity Advancement.

Email Nabeel



Portrait of Peyton Hamlett

Peyton Hamlett

Vice Chair for Trials

Peyton is a third year from Richmond, Virginia, studying biochemistry in the College. Outside of the UJC, he is a resident advisor in Dillard for Housing and Residence Life and a member of the pre-med fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon.


Email Peyton



Portrait of Lisa Kopelnik

Lisa Kopelnik

Vice Chair for Sanctions

Lisa is a first year from Oakland, California. She is a prospective Politics and Economics double major. Outside of the UJC, she is involved in UVa’s parliamentary debate team, Charlottesville Debate League, the Academic Affairs Agency, and a music nonprofit "QuaranTunes."


Email Lisa



Portrait of Sidney Matlock

Sidney Matlock

Vice Chair for First Years

Sidney is a third year in the Education School from Knoxville, TN, studying Youth & Social Innovation. Outside of UJC, she is a violinist in the Charlottesville Symphony and a big sister at Jouett Middle School through the Young Women’s Leadership Program.


Email Sidney




Viranga Wimalasiri

Vice Chair for Graduate Students

Viranga is a 5th Year International Graduate Student from Sri Lanka. He is a Ph.D candidate at the Department of Chemistry studying Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics. Outside of the UJC, he is the President of the Sri Lankan Student Association at UVA whose primary objective is to provide opportunities for UVA and Charlottesville Community to experience Sri Lankan Culture, Heritage and Cuisine.

Email Viranga 



Portrait of Priya Viswanathan

Priya Viswanathan

Senior Counselor

Priya is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Batten from Fairfax, Virginia with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from UVa. Outside of UJC she works as a Research Assistant for the United States Institute of Peace and is involved in Students for Equity and Reform in Virginia and Batten Graduate Council.

Email Priya



Portrait of Tessa Wright

Tessa Wright

Senior Counselor

Tessa is a third year from Boston, MA. She is double majoring in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Global Security and Justice. Outside of the UJC, she is a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, a counselor for Camp Kesem, and a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse Team.

Email Tessa



Portrait of Ineke La Fleur

Ineke La Fleur

Senior Investigator

Ineke is a second year from Charlottesville, VA. She is double majoring in Political and Social Thought and History. Outside of the UJC, Ineke works with the Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society and is involved with She Writes History, a CIO which seeks to share and encourage the achievements of women.

Email Ineke



Portrait of Laura Skillin

Laura Skillin

Senior Educator

Laura is a second year who has moved around a lot, but graduated high school in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a student in the College and double majoring in Spanish and Foreign Affairs. Outside of the UJC, Laura is involved in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and Global Greeters, and is also a barista at Starbucks on the Corner.

Email Laura



Portrait of Melinda Wong

Melinda Wong

Senior Data Manager

Melinda is a second year from Gainesville, Virginia intending on double majoring in Public Policy & Leadership and Applied Statistics. Outside of UJC, she is a member of Moot Court, serves as the Analytics Manager for the Cavalier Daily, and works as a research intern at ORB International.

Email Melinda



Allison McVey Headshot

Allison McVey

FYJC Chair

Allison is a first-year from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania intending to study Government on a pre-law track. Outside of UJC, she competes with UVA’s Moot Court team and works as an undergraduate research assistant with The Washington Papers.




Joseph Chambers

FYJC Vice Chair





Title Name Email
UJC Chair Nabeel Raza nar9st@virginia.edu
Vice Chair for Trials Peyton Hamlett pjh6zgy@virginia.edu
Vice Chair for Sanctions Lisa Kopelnik jjq3he@virginia.edu
Vice Chair for First Years Sidney Matlock swm5wt@virginia.edu
Vice Chair for Graduate Students Viranga Wimalasiri vww4u@virginia.edu
Senior Counselor Priya Viswanathan sbv6kx@virginia.edu
Senior Counselor Tessa Wright tjw7xd@virginia.edu
Senior Investigator Ineke La Fleur il8az@virginia.edu
Senior Educator Laura Skillin lcs4km@virginia.edu
Senior Data Manager Melinda Wong vaq9qn@virginia.edu
FYJC Chair Anna Prillaman brt7pb@virginia.edu
FYJC Vice Chair Alex Sudmann auk7aa@virginia.edu