Captains

Arisha Andha

Arisha Andha
Co-Captain

Hi, my name is Arisha and I am a Criminal Justice and Psychology major. I want to become a criminal defense lawyer and maybe someday a federal judge. I am passionate about my beliefs and love to present arguments.This is my second year on the team and I love mock trial because it challenges me intellectually while helping improve my public speaking skills. I previously performed as an attorney, but this year I am excited to try both witness and attorney roles. 

Sebastian Duarte

Sebastian Duarte
Co-Captain

My name is Sebastian Duarte, I’m currently in my Junior year majoring in Biology and part of the NJCU Honors Program. I aspire to go to either Medical School or nursing school. I enjoy reading and listening to a variety of music. I’ve done Mock Trial in NJCU since my sophomore year. Mock trial has been a big influence in my undergraduate career at NJCU, I’ve developed and obtained new skills such as public speaking and critical thinking that have helped in other aspects of life as well. Overall, Mock Trial is a great experience to be involved in, not only do you learn new things but directly apply them as well, which is something I thoroughly enjoy.

Executive Board

Nermeen Girgis

Nermeen Girgis
Director of Public Relations

Hi my name is Nermeen Girgis. I’m a junior here at NJCU. I am a criminal justice and political science major. I want to go to law school as well as get my Master’s degree when I complete undergrad. I’m looking forward to continuing to grow and evolve in the mock trial team.

Andy Guevara

Andy Guevara
Team Manager

Hi my name is Andy Anthony Guevara and I am a Chemistry Major. I am also part of the honors program at NJCU. Acting is my passion and Mock Trial gives me a chance to play an array of different characters. I am a man of many talents and since last year Mock trial has helped me display some of them. I won a best witness award last year and I aim to amaze everyone again this year!

Team Members

Georglana Basilage

Georglana Balisage

Hello all! My name is Georglana Balisage. I am a student here at New Jersey City University currently pursuing English as a major with a Concentration in Literature and a Women and Gender Studies minor. I currently serve her campus through the Office of Housing and Residence Life as a Resident Assistant. This is my first year on the mock trial team and I am  extremely excited for what this experience has in store for me. 

 

Paola Eusebio

Paola Eusebio

Hello! My name is Paola Eusebio. I’m 20 and will now be a junior here at NJCU. I’m double majoring in Psychology in Criminal Justice. After I graduate I hope to go to law school. This will be my first time participating in the mock trial team and I’m super excited for this season to begin!

Paola Maldonado

Paola Maldonado

I am a 19 year old, political science major. I was born in Puerto Rico and lived there until 7 years of age which is when I moved to the United States. I am an exceptionally independent person who always exercises diligence and dedication into all of my tasks whether they be personal, professional, or educational. My professional aspirations include completing law school and becoming a practicing attorney.

Jessica Menjivar

Jessica Menjivar

Hi my name is Jessica. I’m a rising junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. I aspire to go to med school after college and become a pediatric surgeon! In my spare time I enjoy binge watching shows on Netflix, hanging out with my friends and doing people’s hair. I love the challenges brought on in mock trial and believe my competitiveness will accentuate our team this season!

Bryan Nina

Bryan Nina

Your limitation- it’s only your imagination. My name is Bryan Nina and I am currently an undergrad student at New Jersey City University. My major is criminal justice and I aspire to one day be a criminal defense attorney. I love to be the underdog because the win for the unexpected is much more exciting! 

Raymond Smikle

Raymond Smikle

Hi, I'm Raymond. I am a junior and the newfound president of the NJCU Honors Program. Though I may come off as reserved and diffident, when something catches my attention, the passion that I exude can overwhelm nearly anything. I was first introduced to mock trial in the American Legal System course where I played as the expert witness, Dr. Reeves. Following my completion of the course, I was eager to experience more. Having majored in biology, with aspirations leading towards medical school, joining mock trial was a welcome change to my initial course of study.