After playing baseball and basketball through high school, Justin now satisfies his athletic drive through quidditch, winning a Major League Quidditch championship in August 2019 while playing chaser with the Boston franchise. Originally from Saint Louis, Justin attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Peace, War, and Defense and Economics, graduating with highest distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned highest honors for his thesis analyzing the effects of superhero movies on individual political views. He then worked for two years as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray before matriculating at Yale Law School in August 2020. He has interned at both the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense since starting law school.
Ever since founding a summer math camp for elementary school students as a high school sophomore, Justin has been passionate about teaching. In high school, Justin tutored several students in math and English, and he was an economics teaching assistant for six consecutive semesters for four different courses as an undergraduate. Justin also created and individually taught his own course to undergraduates on the influence of superheroes on American culture. Since graduating from college, he has also served as a mentor for elementary school students through Boston Partners in Education.
Outside of law school, Justin enjoys competing in both normal and unconventional sports, playing board games, and trying to learn how to cook with varying degrees of success.