DRNC is pleased to announce the arrival of our 2024 summer intern class. These dedicated interns are working with our Criminal Legal, Housing/Medicaid, Community Access, and Policy teams on a range of issues and projects that will give them valuable experience advocating for and protecting the rights of individuals experiencing disability-based discrimination. We are delighted to have these talented individuals join us this summer.

Meet the DRNC Summer 2024 Law Interns

Stephen Agyekum

Stephen Agyekum is a first-generation Ghanaian American from northern Virginia. A rising 3L at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Stephen has an interest in intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Virginia State University and has experience volunteering for elections, phone banking, canvassing, and working with disability service providers in Virginia.

This coming year Stephen will be president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and the African Law Students Society as well as take part in the USPTO PTAB Moot Court Competition.  Stephen an interest in fashion, cars, sports, and video games and is very excited to work with and learn from the staff and clients of Disability Rights North Carolina.


Lindsey Conely

Lindsey Conely is a rising 3L at American University Washington College of Law. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice. While at Northeastern, Lindsey worked in a psychiatric home for children which sparked her passion for health law.

At American University she has focused on earning Healthcare Compliance Certificate to prepare for working in the field. In addition to her love of health law, Lindsey has a dog named George and a passion for Formula 1. She is excited to start working on advancing the rights of people with disabilities this summer.



Jillian Foye

Jillian Foye is a dual-degree master of public policy student at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Juris Doctor candidate at UNC School of Law. Before beginning her dual-degree program, Jillian received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Wellesley College.

Jillian’s legal and policy interests include health law and improving access to healthcare for marginalized populations in the South. She has worked extensively on issues related to mental health parity, accessibility considerations within digital health information platforms, and healthcare access for disabled veterans. Jillian is excited to work at the intersection of law and policy as an advocate for underserved communities.


Ceara Lambert

Ceara Lambert currently studies disability law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia, where she is actively involved in multiple student organizations and serves as a student ambassador. She is the president of the Mason Law Disability Initiative and served on the Trial Advocacy Association Leadership team this past year as a co-chair of Judges. Additionally, she worked as a law clerk for a local Veteran’s Benefits attorney this past spring, gaining a deeper insight into military legal issues.

Ceara has had a long-standing interest in health and disability law and policy, which began during her time as a student in the Assistance Dog Training Minor at UNCW. She aspires to make a difference for individuals with chronic health conditions, improve psychiatric medical care and reintegration programs for veterans, and use law and policy-based methods to create programs that prioritize accessibility. She firmly believes that a more accessibility, including accessible products and features,  benefits everyone and is essential to truly making the world great.