Hajira Sultana was born and raised in Chicago. She is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in International Relations. She is a senator of the CCNY Undergraduate Student Government, and she interned at an immigration law firm.
Daniel Talero was born and raised in Queens. He graduated with honors from LaGuardia Community College where he served on the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee and as a member of the President’s Society. He served as a Constituent Affairs Fellow for Assemblyman Brian Barnwell and as a Legal Research Intern for Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz. In the future, he hopes to turn his interest in criminal justice reform into a career as a prosecutor and change the system from within.
Brittany Wood was born and raised in NYC. She is studying philosophy at CCNY. Her interests include aesthetics, logic, and the philosophy of law. Brittany enjoys skating and drawing in her free time. Brittany wants to study constitutional law in the future.
Kawthar Abdullah was raised in Yemen and NYC. She’s a CUNY BA student studying Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations. Kawthar has a deep passion for Middle Eastern politics, women’s rights in developing countries and religious studies.
Christian Blake was born and raised in New York City. He is a first generation college student.Christian has worked a full-time job throughout his time in college. He hopes to become a corporate lawyer.
Indrit Cami was born in Macedonia and is Muslim-Albanian. After discovering his passion for law and politics in high school, Mr. Cami decided to major in political science. He spent a semester in Washington, D.C. interning for Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and volunteering as a business research assistant for the Library of Congress. While in D.C., Mr. Cami developed a profound interest in finance and technologies. Last summer, he managed data and strategized a blueprint for operational success to improve compliance metrics for a healthcare tech startup. Mr. Cami hopes to expand his knowledge in business to become a well-rounded transactional attorney. He was the Valedictorian for the S Jay Levy Class of 2018-2019 and is the first elected president of the S Jay Levy Alumni Board of Advisors.
Carlos Canedo founded and runs The Tango Company, a dance center in Manhattan. He has danced professionally and was a member of a number of punk and hardcore bands before attending CCNY. Carlos plans to pursue a career in public interest law.
Kira Charles is a Political Science major and Legal Studies minor at City College. As an engaged member of her local and global community, she has served as a CUNY Caucus Scholar and also as a CUNY Service Corps-Puerto Rico cohort member. She plans to become a well-rounded civil rights/criminal defense attorney.
Sydney Clarke was born in Brooklyn, NY, but gained academic and cultural experiences attending school in North Carolina, Georgia, New Hampshire, and New York City. She is a poet who writes personal essays about her experiences as a Black woman born to South American parents. She plans to pursue an entertainment law career while nurturing her creative abilities to support other artists and publish her own work
Nailah Garard is from Long Island and currently lives in Harlem. She is double majoring in International Studies and Anthropology with a focus on global and local ways to address criminal and health justice. She aspires to work as a public defender. She is a scholar-activist and researcher for Beyond Identity: Under the Politics of Sexual Violence initiative where she specializes in black feminist theory, incarceration and gender violence. Her developing political work includes polemics, poetry, and visual media to raise sociopolitical consciousness and engage the community. On-campus, she serves as a Community Service Chair for the National Council of Negro Women and a peer mentor.