Kristine is a first generation Filipino-American who was born and raised in Brooklyn. Driven by her love for sports and interest in media and communications, she is majoring in English and minoring in journalism. A member of the CCNY honors program, she mentors new honors students and high school students at the Future Leaders Institute in Harlem. On campus, she participates in the Philippine American student club and WCCR, the on-campus radio station. Kristine is also an intern for Sesame Street. As a lawyer she plans to work with large sports franchises and professional sports leagues and volunteer with Lawyers Without Borders.
Sana is a political science major, women’s studies minor and a member of the Dean’s List. Fluent in French and Urdu, Sana plans to do human rights work, particularly grassroots-level conflict resolution.
Marcos is an international studies major with a minor in economics who grew up in Florida. He is active in CCNY’s New York Public Interest Research Group chapter and enjoys dedicating time to encourage citizen involvement in current social issues in our city. He is passionate about human rights and third-world economic development and sees a law degree as a great tool for helping people. Marcos is on the Dean’s List.
Nadya, a pre-law major, developed an interest in law and law enforcement at an early age. She nurtured that interest through internships and participation in law programs with the NYC Comptroller’s office, the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Institute of the NYC Bar Association, the NYS Supreme Court in Brooklyn, and the Summer Law Institute at St. John’s Law School through Legal Outreach, Inc. This summer, she interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District. Nadya is a second year Arabic language student and volunteered as an English teacher in Morocco last summer. Nadya is the recipient of the Josh and Judy Weston Scholarship for Public Service. She hopes to pursue a career in immigration or criminal law.
Jose (Joestin) is an international studies major and public policy minor. A passionate advocate for all things international, political, and legal, he has devoted his academic career to the study of interstate relationships and the legal framework under which both state- and non-state actors operate. A native of Chicago, he is a senior staffer and administrator at Chicago International Model United Nations (CIMUN), where he developes content on international politics, history, and law for high schools. In his spare time, he likes riding subways and boring his friends with the history of the 1, 2, and 3 trains.
A Swedish native, Ingrid has lived in New York for the past three years. She previously worked as an actress and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film School in New York. She is a transfer student with honors from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). There, she was the keynote speaker at the annual Beacon Conference, where she presented her honors thesis, “The Psychosocial Impact of Gender Role Violations Within the Labor Market.” At CCNY, Ingrid will major in international studies with a double minor in communications and journalism.
David was born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia. Prior to CCNY, he attended LaGuardia Community College where he worked for the Campus Improvement Association and the sustainability committee. While at LaGuardia he also served as the Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa and participated in CUNY’s Model Senate. He interned in the office of State Senator Jose Peralta and, for three years, he has coached elementary school soccer players. At CCNY, he is majoring in English literature with a minor in philosophy.
Jennifer is a double major in political science and psychology with a minor in art. Her fieldwork in psychology has involved conducting EEG tests with breast cancer patients to determine the tests’ impact on patients’ quality of life. She also volunteers at New York Hospital in Queens. She enjoys baking and running, and plans to become a corporate lawyer.
Michael transferred to CCNY last fall after graduating from Hostos Community College. There, he was the student government Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Chair of the Student Senate. He also participated in the Model New York State Senate and the Model United Nations. At CCNY, Michael is majoring in political science and international studies with a concentration on international relations. In 2012, as part of CCNY’s InteRDom service-learning program, Michael worked in the Dominican Republic on an urban-farming initiative. To fulfill the program’s research requirement, he studied the country’s gender roles. At CCNY, he is a delegate in the University Student Senate, where he serves as chair of the LGBT Task Force. Michael is a recipient of the Colin L. Powell Partners for Change Fellowship in international development.
Thomas is an English and Spanish minor. He is a student in the Macaulay Honors College. He recently volunteered in Puerto Rico at La Fondita de Jesus, where he helped provide food to underprivileged community members. In his spare time, Thomas provides weekly SAT tutoring to high school students. Thomas is interested in pursuing a legal career to help disadvantaged individuals and families.