Elissa Hachmeister is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2016), where she served as an Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and was an active member of Wake Forest’s Trial Bar and Moot Court Board. Ms. Hachmeister was a semifinalist in the George K. Walker Moot Court Competition and winner of the Best Brief Award, and she competed in the 19th International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition as part of the team that won the North America Regional Round, taking home the Best Brief Award, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Round, where the team was recognized as Second Runner-Up for Best Brief. During a Litigation Clinic placement at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina, Ms. Hachmeister was the primary author of two briefs submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While in law school, Ms. Hachmeister received eleven CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for earning the highest grade in a course and was awarded membership in the Pro Bono Honors Society. She completed her undergraduate studies at Guilford College (B.A., History & Philosophy, 2011).