About Us

The Tampa Bay SBA was established on January 29, 2013.

 Kristy K. Sunderlin

Kristy is an Ohio native but has lived in Florida for 12 years.  She graduated from the Charleston, South Carolina campus of Johnson & Wales University in 2000 with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts and a Food Service Management Bachelor of Science.  She currently works in Property and Casualty Claims and is enrolled, as a 1L, in the night program here at Cooley Law School in Tampa Bay. 

Emily Yehia

Rob Johnson

Vinson Class Senator



Jenny Golden
Vice President 

Jenny Golden is a graduate from University of South Florida where she received her Bachelors in Criminology. After graduation she has focused on helping children and spent 3 years working with the Department of Juvenile Justice. She currently works with the Department of Children’s and Families, where she has worked for over 5 years. Jenny is in her 1st year of Law School and plans to make the best experience of it.

Tara Pride-Berry

Tara Lenise Pride-Berry is a Tennessee Native but has lived in Atlanta, GA for 16 years. She graduated from Georgia Perimeter College with her Associate’s Degree in Business Management in 2009 and she received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication at Kennesaw State University in 2012 and well as her Paralegal Certificate from KSU. She has worked in Real Estate for many years and she is a proud President and CEO of her own Real Estate Firm in GA. She is currently attending Western Michigan Thomas Cooley Law School in Tampa Bay full-time.

Horace Brooks

Burger Class Senator


Horace is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken with a Bachelors degree in Communications. Horace has worked as a licensed Property Manager, has worked for the City of Columbia, and has interned for the Aiken County Public Defender's Office. At Cooley, Horace is a member of the Black Law Student Association, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, and the Bar Start Program Coordinator.  Horace is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and has volunteered with Habitat For Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Aiken County Health Department to name a few.  After graduation, Horace has hopes of working in Criminal Law.  

Lisa Westberry
Stone Class Senator

Lisa graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in both Criminology and Sociology. At Cooley, Lisa is a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and Cooley's Law Journal. After graduation, Lisa intends to work in the area of Sports or Corporate Law.

Uraina Stweard

Uraina "Raina" Steward, 3L, is proud to serve the Tampa Bay community as SBA Treasurer. Born in Trenton, NJ, Raina has lived in Easton, PA and Wilmington, DE.  She attended Shaw University in Raleigh, NC and graduated in 1999, majoring in English and minoring in International Relations. Raina hopes to pursue a career in Federal practice focusing on Native American rights after graduating from Cooley. When she isn't in school mode, she enjoys spending time with her two children, friends, lounging on the beach, and traveling.

Mark Patterson
Public Relations

Christopher Perez

Trimble Class Senator



Chris, 3L, represents the ever-shrinking Trimble class.  Many students will recognize him from his role as Professor Sutton’s teaching assistant in 2013, or as the Grade Appeal Board member for Tama Bay campus, or the first Tampa campus winner of the Melissa Mitchell Moot Court Competition.  Chris graduated from USF with a Masters in Guidance and Counseling and currently works as a high school guidance counselor in Hillsborough County.  He intends to practice family law.  He represents Cooley and all Florida law schools as the student representative on the executive council of the General Practice Solo and Small Firms (GPSSF) section of the Florida Bar.   He is happy to stand as the Trimble class rep and welcomes any suggestions how SBA can help you succeed.