Muska was born the Netherlands and moved to New York when she was ten years old. She is a first generation college student of Afghan descent who speaks three languages (English, Farsi, and Dutch). She is in the CCNY Honors Program and is majoring in political science and philosophy. She is the program coordinator for the department of student life’s peer mentoring program. Muska plays the violin and piano. Last year, she served as a senator in the Undergraduate Student Government. Muska is interested in pursuing a career in immigration law.
Michelle Baez was raised in Manhattan by a single mother. She is fluent in English and Spanish. A political science major, she is passionate about informing people of their rights and hopes to practice civil rights law after completing her education. Her experience interning at a divorce and bankruptcy law firm inspired her to pursue a legal career.
Natalie Blue was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She graduated with honors from Winter Park High School while dual-enrolling at Valencia College. Because of her interest in law, she chose to attend college in NYC, and started at Manhattanville College as a political science major. There, she participated in the school’s all-female A Capella group and worked in the admissions office as a tour guide. She hopes to become a lawyer specializing in child advocacy.
Born in France and raised in Montreal, Canada, Noemie is currently majoring in political science. She transferred to CCNY after receiving her Associates degree with honors from Bergen Community College. At Bergen, she participated in the Model United Nations and was the Middle States Regional president of Phi Theta Kappa. Her experience as a legal intern ignited her passion for International Human Rights Law.
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.