I am originally from El Paso, Texas and I just finished my first year at Columbia Law School in New York City. In 2011, I graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a double major in Philosophy and Government and a minor in Theology. I chose to spend my summer at Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project because I am interested in doing public interest work with a focus on civil rights and economic justice. There is no better place to do this kind of work than in my hometown. I look forward to a career in which I can contribute the skills that I will gain as an attorney to the very community that raised me.
I am originally from Centreville, Virginia, and just finished my first year at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. I also attended The College of William & Mary as an undergraduate, majoring in accounting and minoring in Hispanic Studies. I have had an interest in immigration and civil rights issues for a while, probably as a result of my Chinese-American background. A desire to put my interests into practice, brush up on my Spanish, see the borderland area, and have a change of scenery from Tidewater Virginia ultimately lead me to the PDN Civil Rights Project.
I’m originally from Flower Mound, Texas, and I just completed my first year at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. I graduated with a degree in government and linguistics from UT in 2009 and spent some time working in training and human resources in the Dallas area before law school. After law school, I hope to work for a non-profit in Texas providing legal services to underserved populations. I’m particularly interested in civil rights and economic justice. Clerking for PCRP this summer is a perfect opportunity to help pursue justice in areas I’m passionate about, as well as to learn more about both the law and the organizational and procedural aspects of small public interest organizations. I’m also thrilled to be able to live in El Paso for a few months; I’ve only been here a few days, but I’m already in love with the climate, mountains, and culture.
I am a law student at Suffolk University Law School and graduated with a double major in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies from Smith College. I am originally from El Paso, TX and had previously volunteered for PCRP so I did not hesitate to apply for a summer clerkship. PCRP provides me with the opportunity to gain experience while fulfilling my desire to get involved within my community. One of the main reasons I wanted to work at PCRP is because it is an outstanding team of people that are not just doing their jobs but have a passion for social justice. It is truly exciting to work here.