Moyosore is earning her degree in international studies, with a concentration on development, in addition to a minor in public policy. During a recent internship, Moyosore conducted preliminary research for a documentary that examined healthcare disparities between individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and those in African countries. In addition, she has assisted undocumented immigrants living with HIV/AIDS to find housing. Moyosore intends to take full advantage of all the Skadden, Arps Honors Program has to offer as she plans to pursue a career in public service.
A student of International Affairs, Deema is particularly interested in international law as it applies to human rights. Deema is the youth committee director of the Muslim American Society Youth Center and a volunteer at FaithSpace, where she organizes and participates in events promoting interfaith dialogue. Fluent in Arabic and conversant in French, Deema’s keen analytical thinking has impressed her professors and earned her an impressive 3.8 GPA.
Bronx native Nicole Caldwell is currently participating in an internship with the Kings County District Attorney’s office, where her tasks include writing grants for alternative-to-incarceration programs and attending court with social workers. She is the recipient of both the Colin Powell Policy Studies Scholarship and the Latino Justice PRLDEF 2009 Lawbound Scholarship. Nicole is also an active member of the New York Public Interest and Research Group and the Road to Law School Club on campus. Her professors are confident that Nicole’s “real life experiences and strong belief in the value of education” will allow her to make a substantial contribution to the Skadden, Arps Honors Program.
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member Kamil Dabowski joins the Skadden, Arps Honors Program from the Borough of Manhattan Community College where he served as Senator of the Student Government Association (SGA). As Senator, Kamil took on the challenging role of revising the outdated SGA Constitution. In addition, Kamil performs extensive volunteer work with the New York Public Interest and Research Group on projects such as registering voters and assisting people with the New York Small Claims Court process. As a first generation Polish-American, Kamil is all too familiar with the negative impact cultural biases have on their victims. He hopes to utilize his legal education to help protect people from unfair prejudices and injustice.
Kieshorne is a transfer student from Kingsborough Community College where he was an honor student with a 3.9 GPA while maintaining a full roster of extracurricular activities. He held various leadership positions at Kingsborough, including President of the Liberal Arts Council and Vice Chairperson of the International Student Affairs of the CUNY Student Senate. Kieshorne’s experiences as a Caribbean immigrant and his involvement in his community prompted his interest in pursuing a legal career in social justice.
Originally from Guyana, Malini is a political science major, a sports writer for CCNY’s The Campus, and an orientation leader at City College. She has received a Peter Vallone Scholarship, a Helen Cohen Award and has made the Dean’s list. Malini has interned at the Kings County District Attorney’s office and for two summers was a records clerk at Sidley Austin, LLP, experiences that solidified her interest in pursuing a legal career. Malini hopes to combine her interest in law with her passion for sports.
Mohammad Raja Hamid
Mohammed attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. Fluent in Bengali, he is currently a political science and pre-law major at CCNY with a 3.7 GPA. Mohammed has interned at The White House Project and Berger-Hirschberg. He is interested in the areas of white collar crime and constitutional law. In his spare time, Mohammed is a student of karate and a tutor.
Nihal Hashem is a transfer student from LaGuardia Community College where she was the VP of Recruitment and Retention for the International Honor’s Society. She also was a member of the United Nations Club. Last summer she participated in the Exploring Transfer program at Vassar College. Currently, Nihal works part time with an immigration law practice. Originally from Egypt, she plans to pursue a legal career advocating for women’s rights.
Michael Hinds is a political science major entering his junior year at City College. Michael ranked 7th in his graduating class in high school. He continues to distinguish himself among fellow students in his undergraduate career by achieving academic awards such as the Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship. Michael’s professors praise his “confident and dynamic oratory skills.” As an attorney, Michael plans on protecting the civil rights of underrepresented groups.
Qi Fu Li
Qi Fu Li recently completed his third year in City College’s highly competitive Spitzer School of Architecture. His achievements include initiating CCNY’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter and having an architecture project featured in a college student work publication, CityWorks (2007 & 2008 Edition). Qi’s experiences volunteering with Habitat for Humanity piqued his interest in the role law plays in creating building regulations and housing policy. As a result, Qi’s ideas of design extend beyond aesthetic considerations to the ways design can improve areas affected by socio-economic blight. Qi believes a legal education will allow him to develop a holistic approach to housing policy.