Shey was born in China and grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. She is a philosophy major and hopes to become the first lawyer in her family. Shey works on campus with the department of Student Life and Leadership. She is also a fellow of the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders and an alumna of the Braven Career and Leadership Accelerator. Shey has spent the past year working as Braven’s programming intern and hopes to one day start a scholarship foundation to help immigrants and under-privileged students afford college
Born in Chicago, Ben moved to New York via South Bend, IN. A married father of one, Ben has an associate’s degree in business management from Indiana Tech University. Ben wants to obtain a law degree to focus on Human Rights and Labor.
Sumali is a first generation Bangladeshi American born and raised in Queens. Sumali is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a specialization in immigration. She was recently awarded the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for academic excellence within her major. She interned with Sakhi for South Asian Women, where she assisted victims of domestic abuse and worked closely with an attorney on cases regarding issues of immigration and family law.
Jeffrey is a first generation Dominican American born and raised in Astoria, Queens. He plays for CCNY’s men’s baseball team while remaining on the academic honor roll. Jeffrey is interested in exploring corporate law.
Jesus is a first generation Mexican American. He received his associate’s degree from Bronx Community College (BCC), becoming the first male in his family to complete an associate’s degree. At BCC, he participated in the ASAP program, serving as a student leader within the program. He was president of the political science club and member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He transferred to CCNY as a recipient of the Guttmann Transfer Scholarship to major in political science and a minor in Portuguese. In his free time he enjoys listening to Brazilian music and playing soccer.
Zane is originally from Albany, New York. He chose to attend CCNY to diversify and open up his life to new people and experiences. At the end of his second year at CCNY, Zane came out as transgender. He studies political science and Jewish studies, and hopes to become a constitutional lawyer.
Hannah was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. After earning her associate’s degree from her local community college, she moved to New York City to further her education and pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. Hannah loves the great outdoors and is a dedicated rock climber and canyoneer. She is currently working on a double major in political science and environmental studies, and hopes to combine these passions in an environmental law practice.
Francina is a first generation college student from the Bronx. She is majoring in international studies with a concentration in culture and communications. Francina is interested in becoming a judge in the juvenile justice system. After volunteering as a NYC Regents exam tutor at an alternative to incarceration program and working closely with the Robin Hood Foundation, she was inspired to pursue a career in the legal field. Francina is an after-school activity specialist at KIPP Infinity Middle School in Harlem.
Sulafa was born in Ecuador, where she spent most of her childhood. Prior to arriving in New York, she lived in Canada. Sulafa moved to New York in 2013 and began her college education at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). At BMCC, Sulafa was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and on the dean’s list for two years. She has an interest in family and civil rights law and has a growing curiosity for environmental law.
Diana Herra was born in Queens and raised in the Bronx by her Dominican mother. She attended Hostos Community College where she was a student ambassador, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, part of the Honors Program and the student athlete of the year in 2015. At CCNY, Diana is majoring in political science. After law school she plans to use her degree in public interest or criminal law.