Born and raised in Queens, NY, Jennifer is a first generation American. She is pursuing a B.A. in political science and minoring in philosophy. She is a member of the National Honor Society for Leadership and Success and works with student life as a GPS Navigator. Jennifer is interested in criminal law and hopes to become a district attorney. She is working with Fifth Avenue Committee, a nonprofit organization, in an effort to advance economic and social justice in various communities across Brooklyn.
Nafisa was born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens. She is a first generation Bengali American. Nafisa graduated from Bard High School Early College, where she earned a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. At Bard, Nafisa was co-president of the Law Club. She has a passion for creative writing and enjoys writing short stories. Currently, Nafisa is majoring in political science at CCNY. Nafisa hopes to become the first lawyer within her family and is determined to help those within her community.
Paul was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and a year later moved to Woolwich, New Jersey, where he was raised. He majors in political science with an emphasis on international relations. He is primarily interested in international law.
Margarita was born in Yerevan, Armenia, and immigrated to the US when she was 18 years old. At the age of eighteen, she was already fluent in five different languages (English, Armenian, Spanish, French, and Russian). Outside of school she practices professional ballroom dancing. Margarita earned her A.S. degree in criminal justice at Queens Borough Community College, where she was on the dean’s list. At CCNY, she majors in international studies with an international relations concentration and a pre- law minor. She hopes to build a career in political law.
Emmanuel was born in Monrovia, the Republic of Liberia and is a 2011 International Children’s Peace Prize nominee. He advocated for the passage of Liberia’s Children Law and served as speaker of Liberia’s Children’s Parliament. As the first member of his family to attend an American college, he transferred to CCNY as an international student majoring in political science in the fall of 2013. He currently interns at his country’s New York consulate and is a recipient of the 2014/2015 Abyssinian Baptist Church Scholarship Program. He hopes to become the first lawyer in his family and pursue public interest law.
Corrin is a Macaulay Honors student pursuing a double major in political science and international studies with a concentration in international relations. Her areas of interest include conflict resolution, international law, and state building. Corrin has recently traveled to China to pursue independent research on China’s treatment and perspectives of the Chinese Protestant Church. She has also traveled to South Africa for a service learning trip with Hands at Work to encourage local communities to combat against their poverty and vulnerability. Corrin’s academic article, “Myths and Mystique of the Black Pearl: How Coffee Influenced Empires” was published in the Concord Review. Corrin hopes to use the law to help re-establish the communities and governments of post-conflict regions.
Mia graduated with honors from Hostos Community College with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. She graduated with the highest GPA in her major while balancing motherhood. She is currently a City College student, majoring in political science. She has interned at a law firm in the Bronx, providing legal and administrative support.
David is a political science major from Elmont, NY. He transferred to CCNY after completing two years of study at Baruch College. He is interested in immigration and corporate law and hopes to take over his father’s law practice in the future. He has held two executive board positions at Baruch College and is the administrative secretary at his church. He plays three instruments, speaks two languages and spends a great deal of time running his graphic, web, photo and video coverage business.
Bayron is a first generation Ecuadorian American who was born and raised in Woodside, Queens. His experience of growing up as an immigrant facing many obstacles has fueled his passion for the law, and he would like to apply the knowledge and skills he learned from college and law school to assist immigrants in their pursuit of the American dream. Bayron is currently a student assistant at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. During his spare time, he volunteers for New York Legal Assistance Group as a Spanish Interpreter. Bayron is double majoring in political science and Latin American studies, and plans to practice immigration law or corporate law.
Sheyla is a first generation college student from Lima, Peru, who immigrated to the U.S. when she was two years old. She is double majoring in political science and international studies with a concentration in public policy. Her interests in law started in high school through her participation in Moot Court. She plans to practice corporate or immigration law. Currently, Sheyla is a tutor for elementary school students. She mentors incoming CCNY freshman through the SEEK Program. In her free time, Sheyla likes to spend time with her mom and Oreo, her dog.