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Sanjay Dureseti graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and a minor in History. His senior honors thesis traced the origins and the development of the American carceral state throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. At Penn, Sanjay was a Fox Leadership Fellow, a Section Director for the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, and a writer for various campus publications.
Sanjay worked as a researcher for the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, an organization that evaluates and vets philanthropic initiatives. He also studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a legislative researcher for a member of Scottish Parliament. Sanjay spent his summers working to alleviate educational inequity through internships with Pathfinder New Haven and Teach for America.
John Gilligan graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College in 2018 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Economics. His senior thesis, which earned him the distinction of Scholar of the College, examined the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the key aspects of the Act’s legislative history. At Boston College, John spent his time outside of the classroom engaged in activities focused on student life. He was the President of the Quality of Student Life Committee, volunteered as a Freshmen League Captain, and served on the History Major Reform Student Advisory Committee.
John spent one summer as an intern in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office working with the Municipal Law Unit, where he reviewed municipality by-law and ordinance receipts and conducted research for several Assistant Attorneys General. The following, summer, he interned at the Law Office of Daniel S. Perlman, contributing case analysis and record review for litigation at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals.
Eduardo Andrés González
Eduardo Andrés González graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2018 with an AB degree in Social Studies, a certificate in Latin American Studies, and a language citation in Spanish. His prize-winning senior thesis, titled “Immoral Constructions: Central American Refugee Flows from the 1980s-2010s”, investigated how the American legal system has responded to Central American refugee crises since the 1980s. Throughout his undergraduate years, Eduardo was heavily involved in student government, serving for all four of his College years as an elected representative on Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, where he advocated on behalf of undocumented students, students of color, and low-income and first-generation students. He also worked as an intern at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for two years.
Eduardo spent his summers immersing himself in the world of public interest law and public service. He spent one summer working for LIFT, a poverty-fighting community resource center in Los Angeles, another summer working as an Investigative Intern with the Public Defender Service for Washington, D.C., and his final summer working as a legal intern with Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit legal services provider in New York City that represents survivors of gender violence.
Mattie Haag graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown in 2018 with a B.A. in Government with a concentration in American Government. Mattie focused her studies on criminal justice reform issues, conducting research on gender-based incarceration and wrongful convictions and working as the student director of the Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative. While at college, she served as the president of the College Democrats and an officer of the Philodemic Debate Society.
Outside of Georgetown, Mattie spent a semester abroad studying politics and law at Sciences Po in Paris. She spent her summers interning for Senator Sherrod Brown, the Virginia Democratic Party, Harvard Law School, and the ACLU National Prison Project.
Rebecca Horton graduated from Boston College in 2019 with a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science and a minor in English. Throughout her undergraduate experience, Rebecca was actively involved in campus life, where she served as president of the Learning to Serve club, chaired Model United Nations conferences, and worked in employment services at the Boston College Career Center.
Rebecca also pursued several professional experiences abroad during her time off campus. She was selected as a Clough Junior Fellow through the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy for her summer internship within the Irish Parliament. She later interned with a non-governmental organization while spending a semester in Geneva, Switzerland, where she presented an oral statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council on human rights abuses in southeast Asia. Additionally, Rebecca spent a summer working at Boston College Law School helping to research and draft articles for their law magazine. Throughout the past year, she volunteered at the Boston Court Service Center assisting clients with paperwork in preparation for trial.
Christian McGrew graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. While at Notre Dame, Christian served as president of Unleashed Social Ventures and president of BridgeND. He spent his summers consulting for a local government in Guatemala and doing legal research in Chicago. He also spent semesters in DC, where he interned for a government relations firm that served local governments, and in Hong Kong.
Beyond school, Christian helped found BridgeUSA, a national organization that invests in the future of democracy by bridging political divides on college campuses around the country. As Chief Strategy Officer, Christian oversaw BridgeUSA’s expansion to over 30 universities and helped the organization run its first two annual summits, which featured two former presidential candidates and over 200 student participants. In his final year at Notre Dame, he was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to serve in Taiwan.
Soraya Morales Nuñez
Soraya Morales Nuñez graduated from Princeton University in 2018 with a B.A. in Politics and minors in Latin American Studies and History & the Practice of Diplomacy. During her time at Princeton, she served as a Writing Fellow at the University Writing Center, a student body representative on the Undergraduate Student Government, and as a mentor for first-generation, low-income students through the University’s Programs for Access and Inclusion. While at Princeton, Soraya was actively involved with DREAM Team, an immigrants’ rights organization dedicated to empowering migrant communities in the local Princeton and Trenton, NJ areas through a variety of projects. She also worked closely with University administration on improving resources for DACA and undocumented students and served on the Princeton University Honor System Review Committee.
Soraya spent the summer of 2017 with the Civil Society Partnerships Unit at UNICEF in New York City. She conducted research and analysis on the Fund's local, regional, and global outreach efforts to civil society organizations providing humanitarian and developmental assistance in their communities.
Mack Ramsden graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History. His senior thesis examined the development of hybrid political-academic institutions on American university campuses between 1930 and 1960, especially at Harvard. He also performed research on American diplomacy under Professor Patrick Weil at the Yale Law school.
Mack spent five summers working at Camp Belknap, a camp for boys in New Hampshire. He coached teams, managed programs, and directed the camp choir. After his junior year, Mack interned at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he helped advise one of the nation’s largest technology companies. As a tenor in the Yale Whiffenpoofs, he has performed in hundreds of concerts all over the world.
Emily Tcheng graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a joint B.A. with honors in Sociology and Comparative Human Development. Her senior thesis, “Diabetes is Not A Poor Person’s Ailment: How Individuals on the South Side of Chicago Negotiate the Diabetes Care Experience,” investigated how access to stable healthcare structured individual illness management and earned her recognition from the Chicago Studies Undergraduate Research Prize.
While at the University of Chicago, Emily volunteered with Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, worked at the University of Chicago Survey Lab conducting survey interviews on urban and healthcare policy, and assisted on research in the Comparative Human Development department on gender disparity in medical education and youth suicide. Emily spent her summers exploring the world of public interest law. She worked in self-help legal aid clinics in her native Los Angeles during the summers of 2016 and 2017, and, in the summer of 2018, she worked with the Legal Council for Health Justice in Chicago on youth health policy initiatives.
Katherine Wang graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College in 2019 with a B.A. in Philosophy. While at Wellesley, Katherine was President of the Pre-Law Society and Chinese Students' Association. During her senior year, she worked as a Research Assistant at MIT Sloan School of Management to develop the institution’s first course on digital technology and the law. Katherine’s research focused on the intersection of artificial intelligence, employment law, and surveillance in the workplace.
Outside of Wellesley, Katherine spent the fall semester of her junior year studying logic and philosophy of religion at the University of Oxford. Last summer, she worked as a Compliance Summer Analyst in the private equity and venture capital division of Goldman Sachs. Prior to that, she was a Federal Tax Clinic Intern at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where she helped low-income taxpayers resolve conflicts against the Internal Revenue Service, and a Global Operations Intern at State Street Corporation, where she researched trades on behalf of sub-custodians.
Allie Doyle graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. While at Brown, she served on the executive boards of the Brown Mock Trial team, mental health advocacy organization Project Let's Erase the Stigma, theatre group Shakespeare on the Green, and Safehouse: Students Against Domestic Violence. She was also the Chief Copy Editor of the Brown Political Review.
During her time in Rhode Island, she worked on cases of housing discrimination as an investigative intern at the Commission for Human Rights. She also worked with the Rhode Island Public Defender's Office as an intake intern interviewing clients in the courtroom. Allie spent the summer of 2016 at her local criminal court in the Safe Horizon victims' services office assisting with Orders of Protection and the following summer with the Human Rights Watch U.S. Program researching government surveillance, protest suppression, military whistleblowing and retaliation, and domestic violence.
Nikki Shaner-Bradford graduated from Barnard College in 2019 with a BA in English and Economics and Social History. She received departmental honors in Economics, and distinction for her senior thesis “The Price of Freedom: Compensated Emancipation in the Antebellum United States,” which examined antebellum abolition plans, reparations, and the legacy of slavery within the United States. She also completed two English theses, including a fiction project and an examination of Charles Dickens, tragic literature, and the sublime. Outside of class, Nikki served as an Editor-in-Chief of The Columbia Review, an associate editor of Columbia’s Helvidius Journal of Politics and Society, an Economics Help Room tutor, and a member of the Barnard Honor Board.
After graduating early in December, Nikki spent her spring semester off as an editorial intern at The Paris Review, where she helped fact-check, proofread, and support the quarterly production cycle. Previously, she interned for Odyssey Investment Partners, the Children’s Law Center, and Greenwich House.
Margaret Jewett graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 2019 with a B.A. in Global Security & Justice and French. Her senior thesis on the 2016 trial of Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, evaluated how the trial dealt with crimes of sexual violence under his regime.
At the University of Virginia, Margaret was the co-chair of the Global Security and Justice major advisory board and volunteered at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. During her senior year, she served as the program director for a student volunteer program with the Shelter for Help in Emergency, an organization dedicated to providing shelter and other services to survivors of intimate partner violence. She received Program Director of the Year for her work from Madison House, the student volunteer center at UVA. Margaret spent her summers exploring legal and policy-related fields, including internships at Congressman A. Donald McEachin’s district office and an insurance defense law firm in Richmond, Virginia. The summer before her senior year, Margaret helped welcome refugee families to the United States as a casework intern at the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville.
Hannah Merrill graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2018 with a BA in Economics and French and a minor in Arabic. Her senior thesis, “Rap and French Society: A New Normal,” examined how French rappers from immigrant backgrounds use language, symbols and the media to break down stereotypes and promote more inclusive images of French identity. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Strasbourg and Science Po-Strasbourg studying the European Union and French literature.
While at Georgetown, Hannah worked in the marketing department for the student-run non-profit, The Corp, served as marketing chair of the Senior Class Committee, and tutored elementary students through DC Reads. She volunteered for Learning Life, an educational non-profit committed to developing global citizens, and facilitated dialogues on sexual assault and harassment for incoming freshmen. Hannah also pursued her interests in language and international affairs through one in person and two virtual internships at the US Department of State.