As the drum major in her high school marching band, Evonne Zitouni taught and directed a diverse group of 150 students and served as the band’s ambassador to the outside community. She also played first trumpet in the New York Area All-State Concert Band. The recipient of a Hope Street Foundation Award at City College, Evonne also was a member of the National Honor Society in English and social studies. Trained in Kung Fu, Evonne has studied the teachings of Shaolin Zen. She is a pre-law major and is on the Dean’s List. Her professors describe her as an “extremely personable, confident, and energetic leader.”
Jenna Adolph came to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago when she was nine years old. A 21-year-old student majoring in advertisement and public relations, Jenna also maintains a full extracurricular schedule. She currently works in the Office of Student Life & Leadership Development at CCNY, is the president of Key Club, an on-campus club dedicated to community service initiatives, and is a part-time lifeguard. She is also a part of the Public Relations Student Society of America where she volunteers to promote college education to underrepresented students. Jenna has also received multiple awards for outstanding scholastic achievements. Her goal is to become an entertainment lawyer.
A sociology major and psychology minor, Shereece Blake immigrated to the United States from Jamaica. Shereece recently transferred from Kingsborough Community College where she served as a Peer Advisor, a tutor, and a student aide in the Career Development Office while maintaining a 3.9 GPA. She is currently a CUNY Caucus Intern working with Senator Eric Adams’ District Office. Shereece is passionate about the law and how it affects families. She wants to use her law degree to help families who have been torn apart by violence and abuse. She is a member of two honors societies: Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Alpha Pi.
Theodore Davidson is a transfer student from St. Francis College in Brooklyn where he majored in international economics and finance with a minor in political science. Theodore is a member of the St. Thomas More Pre-Law Society and works part-time as a legal assistant at a firm specializing in bankruptcy law. At St. Francis, Theodore participated in the student government association and in national mock trial competitions. Theo is currently developing a business plan to offer tutoring services to elementary and middle school students. During his free time he enjoys acting and singing. Theo hopes to have a future in politics and would like to become Secretary of State.
Anya Kodija Doorga
Anya Doorga is a 19-year-old political science major with the dream of becoming a judge or the first female Congress member of East Indian descent. She was born and raised in the Bronx. Anya was a first place winner in the 2008 Moot Court Competition hosted by CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Anya serves as the Arts/ Entertainment Editor for “The Campus” (CCNY) newspaper. She is a regular participant of the annual AIDS Walk and was a group leader at last year’s event. She enjoys painting, drawing, and writing.
A 22-year-old from Brooklyn, New York, Melissa Gutierrez is a pre-law major. She has a 22-month-old son named Joseph Gabriel Santos. After the birth of her son, Melissa returned to school with a renewed commitment to her studies and made the Dean’s List in fall 2008. She also works part-time in the Financial Aid office. Melissa is passionate about helping others and sees a career in the law as a way to effect positive change in the lives of others. Her goal is to one day be a member of Congress.
Originally from Southern California, Eva Henriquez moved to the east coast to complete her Bachelors degree. Throughout high school and college, Eva participated in a seminary program developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from which she graduated with Honors in 2008. Eva is a political science major with a minor in Jewish Studies. Her professors describe her as intellectually inspired and full of charisma. As a lawyer, Eva plans to advocate for the disenfranchised and those affected by violence and abuse.
A former fine arts major, Sahar Khan recently changed her major to political science. Like many others, her goal is to attend an elite law school. Sahar is interested in studying family law and particularly hopes to help divorcing clients. At LaGuardia Community College she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (members must maintain a 3.5 GPA), worked with the Student Government Association and Student Senate, and was a member of the Muslim Student Association. She is committed to public service and to rooting out corruption and exploitation. She is confident that the Skadden, Arps Honors Program will help her realize her dreams.
Cerere Kihoro is an international student from Nairobi, Kenya majoring in political science and economics. A member of the City College Honors Program, Cerere is also a New York Life Undergraduate at the Colin Powell Center and a fellow in the Rosenberg/Humphrey Program in Public Policy. Cerere plans to further his education in public administration as well as attend law school.
Peter S. Lee
Peter S. Lee is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and is currently dual majoring in management administration and English. He plans on pursuing a joint MBA/ JD, which will allow him to start his own film production company. Peter volunteers with the American Cancer Society, writes for the CCNY school newspaper and is the Vice President of Finance for Delta Sigma Pi: Business Fraternity. He has a soft spot for the guitar and a “wild passion” for film. He is always thinking of ideas for screenplays or experimental arrangements. Peter hopes to combine these interests with a dose of diligence and a smidgen of luck to become the next entertainment mogul.