Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Colby College in 2011 with a B.A. in Sociology, and is a Public Interest Law Scholar with a full tuition merit scholarship at Northeastern Law. As a Rappaport Fellow, Jessica will be interning at the Salem Youth Advocacy Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, implementing a project aimed at reducing the number of youth with complex social, emotional, and mental health needs committed to the Department of Youth Services and involved in delinquency matters.
Prior to attending law school, Kasha, who earned her B.A. in Sociology from Smith College in 2010, worked for several years in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. Interested in the connection between juveniles living in low-income and minority neighborhoods and youth involvement in gang-related crime, Kasha will be working this summer in the Executive Office of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Megan is a 2013 graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in Government, and is also the first Rappaport Fellow from the UMass School of Law. Megan, who is interested in ways to combat human trafficking, will be interning in the City of Boston’s Office of Women’s Advancement. Megan will be working on several projects, one of which focuses on gender equality in Boston and closing the wage gap between men and women.
James graduated cum laude from Cornell University in 2012 with a B.A. in Government and Economics. Prior to attending law school, James taught high school math in the Mississippi Delta as a Teach for American Corps Member. James will be interning this summer with the Civil Rights Enforcement Team of the U.S Attorney’s Office (Boston), working on civil rights and housing discrimination issues.
Harvard Law School (1L)
In addition to obtaining a B.A., magna cum laude, from Middlebury College in 2008, Sara holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, earned in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Sara worked extensively on environmental issues as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate and as policy director of an environmental governance initiative at Yale University. Sara will be interning in the Environmental Protection Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
In 2013, Justin graduated with a B.A. in History from Providence College, where he served as President of the Student Body. Justin is a recipient of Suffolk Law’s Congressman John J. Moakley ’56 Scholarship, awarded to a Massachusetts resident committed to a public service career. Passionate about working on the problem of opiate addiction and other types of substance abuse issues that he witnessed while working in the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Justin will be working this summer with the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force of the U.S Attorney’s Office (Boston).
Yelena graduated summa cum laude in May 2009 from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Economics, and then earned an M.A. in Economics from Northeastern in December 2009. Before arriving at BU Law, Yelena worked for three years as a Research Assistant and Project Manager at the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Yelena will be interning this summer with the Health Care Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
Harvard Law School (1L)
Rebecca graduated from McGill University in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and Middle East Studies. Rebecca then worked as a Victim Witness Advocate in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for five years, with placements in the Superior and District Courts and responsibilities for community outreach. Rebecca will be interning with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Boston College Law School (1L)
Amani graduated cum laude from Howard University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to coming to Boston to start law school at Boston College Law School, Amani served as a White House Intern and worked for over two years as the Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Interested in transportation policy issues, particularly those involving public-private partnerships, Amani will be interning with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
In addition to graduating in 2011 with distinction from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science, Adam holds an M.A. in International Affairs from New York University, which he earned in 2012. After working in international development for several years, Adam arrived at Suffolk Law with a full academic scholarship. Interested in energy law, Adam will be interning this summer with the Energy and Telecommunications Division of the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
Mal graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a B.A. in History and Political Science. She then taught ESL classes for the Minnesota public school system and worked in Minneapolis as a Teach for America Corps Member. Passionate about education policy, Mal will be interning this summer in the Boston Public Schools Office of the Legal Advisor.
Colleen graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in 2009 as a Park Scholar with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications, and in 2012, earned an M.S. in Special Education from Hunter College. Prior to attending law school, Colleen taught seventh grade special education in Brooklyn, New York through Teach for America and later worked as a Legal Investigator for New York City’s Department of Education in the Special Education Litigation Unit. Colleen is a Public Interest Law Scholar with a full tuition merit scholarship at Northeastern University School of Law. She will be interning this summer at theGovernor’s Office of Legal Counsel.