Born in Bangladesh, Nishi is a first generation immigrant. She is majoring in political science and completed an associate’s in liberal arts. At Borough of Manhattan Community College, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and worked with student life as a welcome ambassador and a peer mentor. Nishi is interested in corporate law and hopes to become the first lawyer in her family. She hopes to use her legal expertise back in Bangladesh.
Boluwaji is a Nigerian American who has lived in New York City his entire life. He is a recent transfer from Kingsborough Community College, where he was vice president of Xi Kappa, the campus chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He is a member of the CCNY lacrosse team and would like to use his law degree to pursue a variety of careers including real estate, criminal law, corporate law and perhaps politics.
Ricky was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. He earned his A.S. degree in criminal justice at Queensborough Community College (QCC), where he was on the dean’s list and a Justice Academy peer mentor. Ricky was the president of the QCC Student Government and held several committee memberships. As an intern for NYPIRG, he advocated for environmental protection, consumer rights, higher education, government reform, voter registration and public health. He interned at the CUNY School of Law and became a part of QCC’s mock trial team. Ricky is a fellow of the Global Citizenship Alliance where he studied the holocaust and global citizenship in Salzburg, Austria. Ricky is interested in public interest and human rights law. He will be majoring in Political Science at CCNY.
Darnell is a Bronx native. He graduated from Bronx Community College (BCC) with honors in paralegal studies and was on the president’s list. While at BCC, he was the secretary and community service officer for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the president of the paralegal society. Darnell transferred to CCNY to major in political science. He works as a litigation support specialist in the duplicating department at the law office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. He also volunteers for two Bronx nonprofits, Desi Soup Kitchen and the Community Board Athletic Leadership League (CBALL), feeding the hungry, involving youngsters in athletics while exposing them to career possibilities and connecting families to social services. It was his experiences in the South Bronx in conjunction with his interaction with law professionals at work, which inspired his interest in public interest law and criminal law.
Jocabed Rosario was born and raised in Inwood, Manhattan. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in women’s studies. Her areas of interest include women’s rights and the representation of Latinos in her community. She has interned at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and has participated in several mock trial programs. She plans to practice civil rights or corporate law.
Cynthia del Toro
Cynthia aspires to be the first lawyer in her family. As a recipient of the Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation Scholarship, she was able to study abroad in London. She recently completed an internship with a senior services organization through her work with the CUNY Service Corps. Cynthia is interested in criminal law and would like to create programs that help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully transition back to society.
Guadalupe Vidal is a first-generation college student. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, she migrated to the U.S at the age of seven. She began her college education at LaGuardia Community College and received her associate’s degree in paralegal studies. After graduating from LaGuardia, she interned as a paralegal at the Elder Law Clinic of the CUNY School of Law, where she continues to work as a part time paralegal intern and Spanish interpreter/translator. In her spare time, she volunteer’s as a translator for NY Catholic Charities. Guadalupe is pursuing a political science degree and is very happy to be the newly named president of the CCNY’s Dream Team, which works with and on behalf of immigrant students.
Walls was born and raised in the Bronx. He is pursuing a B.A. in political science with a minor in public policy. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He has an interest in creative writing and likes to spend his free time writing short stories. He hopes to pursue a career in public interest law to help underrepresented communities get the representation they need.
Tarique was born in New York but was raised in Antigua until he was 19. Growing up in a developing country he became intimately aware of the difficulties that the Caribbean region and developing nations face in the emerging global society. He is a double major in political science and international studies with a concentration in international relations. Tarique hopes to practice international law and be able to aid developing nations.