Erin Drummy joined Becket as the Government Affairs Fellow in September of 2023. Her responsibilities include legislative and regulatory tracking, building and maintaining relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, and assisting the Government Affairs Counsel with researching, drafting, and editing various resource material.
She graduated summa cum laude from Taylor University with a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics. Prior to joining Becket, Erin worked in the U.S. House of Representatives assisting Members in the 117th and 118th Congress. She is currently enrolled at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington D.C. where she is pursuing an M.A. in Government.
In her free time, Erin likes to spend time with friends, read, and explore as many coffee shops as possible around the city.
Teresita Rios joined Becket in 2023 as a Fellow.
Before joining Becket, Teresita graduated from Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame Law, Teresita interned for Judge Damon R. Leichty at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. She also served as a senior editor on Notre Dame’s Journal of Legislation, and was part of both The Community Development Clinic and the Religious Liberty Lab Class. Beyond her studies, Teresita interned for the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, and was president of Jus Vitae (Right to Life) at the Law School.
Prior to law school, Teresita interned for an immigration law firm and was an AmeriCorps member. She graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA with a B.A. in political science and a minor in Spanish.
Originally from Mexico, Teresita lives in Alexandria; she enjoys spending time with her friends, making new friends, baking, and exploring town.
Rich Osborne joined Becket as a Constitutional Law Fellow in 2023. Rich is not admitted to the D.C. Bar; he is admitted only in New Jersey and is supervised by licensed D.C. Bar members.
Before joining Becket, Rich served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. After his fellowship with Becket, he will serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Rich earned his J.D. summa cum laude from Regent University School of Law. While in law school, Rich served as an Executive Editor of the Regent University Law Review and Vice-Chair of the Moot Court Board. He received his B.S. in Government from Evangel University.
Rich enjoys spending time with his wife, Yoseline, and also enjoys playing sports and chess.
Amanda Dixon joined Becket as a Constitutional Law Fellow in 2023. Before coming to Becket, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allison Jones Rushing of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Amanda earned her J.D. magna cum laude, from Duke Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. In law school, Amanda was a member of the Alaska Law Review and Duke’s First Amendment Clinic. She also served as president of Duke’s Christian Legal Society chapter. She also served as an intern to the Honorable Paul M. Newby, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Amanda has a B.A. from Washington & Lee University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a double major in History and Politics. She enjoys baking, drinking coffee, reading, and travel.
Amanda is not admitted to the D.C. Bar and is admitted only in North Carolina. Her practice is limited to cases in federal court where she is supervised by licensed D.C. Bar members.
Kelly joined Becket in September 2023 as a Constitutional Law Fellow and litigator.
Kelly clerked for the Honorable Judge Roger S. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and thereafter spent three years litigating with Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. At Hunton, she focused primarily on federal complex commercial litigation, with experience in antitrust, class-action, appellate, False Claims Act, and consumer protection matters.
Kelly earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. While in law school, she created outreach and engagement strategies for startup nonprofit, The Carver Project, which empowers Christian faculty and students to serve and connect university, church, and society.
Kelly received her B.A. in International Relations and Politics summa cum laude from Cornell College, where she also captained the Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Basketball teams. Hailing from a sheep farm in rural Iowa and a competitor at heart, Kelly enjoys outdoor sports and playing the ukulele.
Angela Wu Howard is the Senior Law Fellow at the Becket Institute, an academic project of Becket. She formerly served as Becket’s International Law Director.
Angela obtained a D. Phil. from University of Oxford, a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School; a B.A. with honors in Modern Intellectual History from Northwestern University, and a D.E.S. in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where she was a Fulbright Fellow. She clerked in San Francisco for the Honorable William W Schwarzer (sitting by designation on federal circuit courts of appeal), worked for Oxfam America in Boston, and served as a negotiations consultant on civil society issues to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. She has also served on the governing Bureau of the United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Angela was litigating hostile corporate takeovers and political asylum cases with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York when Becket called. Her current work is based at the University of Oxford, where she is researching legal philosophy applied to religious freedom.
Angela speaks English fluently and French, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese to varying degrees of competency. She enjoys dictionaries and design.