Meet the board

Alejandra Galvan

Alejandra Galvan is from the Dallas area and is a 2L at the University of Houston Law Center. She graduated from Sam Houston State University where she majored in Political Science and minored in Criminal Justice. At Sam Houston State she was President of the Center for Law, Engagement, and Politics where she acquired skills in fundraising, programming and community service. Before moving down to Houston, she spent some time living in Austin and worked for one of our Texas State Senators. Alejandra loves being outdoors, game nights, and spending time with animals. 

John Michael Eisenmenger 
Intramurals Director

John Michael Eisenmenger grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He went to Texas A&M University where he majored in History and minored in Business. In between his studies, John Michael participated on multiple intramural teams, winning a championship in intramural frisbee. He enjoys sports, being outside, and spending time with his Daschund named Frankie. He is excited to watch our teams succeed and prove we're not only smart but also athletic!


Derek Whitmire
3L Representative

Derek graduated from Texas A&M University and is a former wedding DJ and teacher. He is a 3L and member of the Space Law Society and UHLC Mock Trial Team. Derek is the former SBA Large Events Coordinator and is excited to see how the next class continues and progresses SBA's traditions and successes.



Maryam Ghaffar
2L Representative

Maryam is a native Houstonian and will talk your ear off about Houston any time. She graduated with honors from the Houston Baptist University majoring in government. Through Teach for America, Maryam taught middle school English and Reading for three years in Houston. She later transitioned to the UH Law Center where she found her people. After 1L, Maryam interned at Hunton Andrews Kurth and at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Her hobbies include impersonating salsa dancers and attending weddings. She has recently found her love for beaches.