Shafura Alam was born and raised in Queens, New York. She is a first-generation college student, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy and Psychology. She is the first person in her family to pursue law. Shafura has worked in various law firms, and hopes to find her own field of passion one day. She wishes to see more diversity in law school student populations and in law firms. In her free time, Shafura really enjoys traveling to other states, listening to music or watching films.
Marla Alvarez Torrado
Marla Alvarez Torrado was born in Puerto Rico and came to the U.S. to study at City College.They are majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Black Studies. They have worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College and as an intern aiding asylum seekers at Northern Manhattan Improvement Project. Marla hopes to work on international or environmental issues in their legal career. They just completed a semester abroad in Paris.
Jacqueline Baum is a double major in political science and Jewish studies. She is a Goldstein Scholar, S Jay Levy fellow, a writing tutor for City Tutors, and a Hebrew language tutor. Through the Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts Program, she conducted legal research on vagrancy and loitering laws in NYS. She is also a Policy and Advocacy Intern at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, an environmental justice non-profit organization based in Northern Manhattan. She wants to be an environmental justice lawyer.
Adam Burby is a junior studying Political Science at The City College of New York. He is a triple minor in Theater Arts, Journalism, and Legal Studies. Adam is also an S Jay Levy Fellow and Vice President of the CCNY History Society, for which he was awarded the Robert Buchman Prize for leadership. Adam finds time to continue acting, playing cello, and bonding with his puppy.
Darlenis Cabral, known as Lenny, is a Bronx native and first generation American. Her family immigrated from the Dominican Republic. She is a Junior at CCNY majoring in sociology and double minoring in black studies and legal studies. At City College she has taken leadership roles such as NYPIRG Board Rep. and the president of the Omicron chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority. She hopes to pursue a career in international and human rights law, one day working for the United Nations.
Claudia Campanella was born and raised on Long Island and currently lives in Brooklyn. She is part of the CCNY Honors Program and the History BA/MA program. She currently researches the intersectionality between sexuality, gender, and race in addition to participating in Model European Union. She hopes to one day incorporate her love of research into studying international law and diplomacy.
Ibtihal Chamakh was raised in Queens, NY. She is a sociology major and S Jay Levy fellow. Her passion for the social sciences influences her understanding of the law. She hopes to pursue a career in either criminal or international law.
Gabrielle Cilibrasi was born in Manhattan and raised in Woodstock, NY. She transferred from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to City College in the spring of 2018. Gabrielle plans on attending law school and has a growing interest in criminal and environmental law. Gabrielle plays for CCNY’s women’s soccer team.
Kate Dorozhynska was raised in Ternopil, Ukraine, and has lived in the US for several years. She’s majoring in political science and is interested in economics, business, and history. She hopes to work in corporate law after law school.
Mohamed Ellakis was born and raised in NYC. He is pursuing a major in political science and a minor in legal studies. He has interned at Ankor Management and is interested in a corporate law or criminal law career.