Sadaab Rahman is a Muslim-American senior raised in Queens by parents who immigrated from Bangladesh. He is in the Macaulay Honors Program at CCNY and is pursuing degrees in both political science and history. Mr. Rahman hopes to study health law and become a medical malpractice attorney. In addition to pursuing a J.D., he also plans to obtain an MBA. Outside of the classroom, his passions include sports, writing and politics, as well as advocating for those with chronic pain and disabilities.
Nick Rudolph was born and raised in the Bronx to immigrant parents from Guyana. While studying Political Science at CCNY, he works part-time as a Legal Assistant at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLC. He is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the CCNY chapter of the National
Political Science Honor Society. His passion for criminal justice reform drives his pursuit of a law degree. His love of prose and poetry has developed his writing and interpretation capabilities.
Nick hopes these skills translate in a law school classroom.
Jaspreet Singh is a Punjabi Sikh American majoring in Political Science and Legal Studies. As the President of the school’s Award-Winning Mock Trial Club, he is currently coaching this year’s team for the February 2020 trial competition. He initiated CCNY’s first Sikh Student
Association Club to bring awareness to the Sikh identity and shed light on ongoing hate crimes in his community. He is preparing to attend law school to become an attorney fighting hate crimes.
Sanzida Talukder was born and raised in The Bronx. She is a first-generation college
student, double-majoring in political science and international studies.She currently works
as a Community Associate at a Bronx Community Board. She hopes to practice
international law in the future to defend human rights.
Victor Anthony Valerio
Victor Anthony Valerio was raised in the South Bronx. He attended Hostos Community
College, where he received his Liberal Arts Associate Degree. Victor will graduate with his
bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies in May 2020. Victor
attended Chicago Kent Law School’s Scholar Plus program.He dreams of becoming a
Judge or an elected official, so he could positively impact his community.
Ariel Velez was born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She is currently a senior
at City College, who is double majoring in Sociology and Political Science and minoring in Legal
Studies. She previously attended Borough Manhattan Community College, where she
graduated with a Liberal Arts Degree. Ariel stays involved in local politics, including volunteering
for a number of political campaigns. She also enjoys painting and exercising.
Azalea Williams is a Brooklyn native who currently lives in the Bronx. She is majoring in
Psychology, and double-minoring in Legal Studies and Public Policy. In her downtime, she
enjoys reading and candid photography. Azalea’s interest in the law ranges from public interest
to intellectual property, and she plans to build a career around these interests.