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.
Amanda is a second generation Filipino-American raised in New Jersey. She is currently double majoring in international studies and Asian studies with minors in women’s studies and English. She is also studying Japanese. Amanda is currently the secretary of the CCNY Model United Nations and head delegate for the 2017 NMUN Conference. She anticipates pursuing a career in public interest and civil rights law, combining her interests in international affairs and social justice. Outside of school, she is a classically trained harpist, a grant-winning artist, and a self-published author.
Shariful is a dual political science and philosophy major. He is interested in criminal justice reform and the plea bargaining system. Shariful plans to go to law school and eventually become a judge. He has interned at a law firm and at Deutsche Bank in their corporate responsibility section. Outside of the classroom, Shariful is an amateur astronomer and loves stargazing.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Justin transferred to CCNY after completing an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Kingsborough Community College (KCC). At KCC, Justin was a member of the dean’s list, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Society of Leadership and Success, where he served on the executive board. During the fall, Justin mentors and acts as an assistant coach for the youth basketball team at Christian Fellowship Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Justin plans to major in political science. Coupling his love for sports and interest in the legal profession, he hopes to pursue a career in sports / entertainment law.
Luis was born and raised in the Dominican Republic until the age of twelve. In 2009, he immigrated to the U.S. and enrolled at LaGuardia Community College where he completed his associate’s degree in accounting. At LaGuardia, he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, ASAP, CREAR Futuros and on the dean’s list. At CCNY, he plans to major in economics, and hopes to minor in philosophy. He has an interest in corporate and immigration law.
Juan was born and raised in Sunset Park. He is pursuing a bachelor’s in political science with a minor in history. He is a member of the National Honor Society for Leadership and Success, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and SEEK Scholars. He is also a workshop leader in the chemistry department and a mentor and tutor for the SEEK program. In his free time he plays soccer and volleyball. He hopes to be the first lawyer in his family.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Abraham has worked as a professional ballet dancer, performing internationally and within the U.S. Abraham received his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Eugenio Maria De Hostos Community College, graduating at the top of his class. At Hostos he was a member of the National Honor Society for Leadership and Success and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. At CCNY, he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics.