Emely

Emely

I was born in the heart of New York City to a small, close-knit West Indian family and currently attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice majoring in Political Science. Selecting a major came as second nature to me because I’ve always had a passion for law and justice. I aspire to apply my love for the law and my passion for literature in a legal context at Harvard Law School. I am confident that both skills will help me excel in my coursework and assignments.

Presently, I am interning at the Queens County Supreme Court as an assistant to Justice Jackman Brown. During my internship, I look forward to gaining as much knowledge about the court system while using my teamwork and organization skills to complete assignments. I believe that exposure to the court system will intensify my desire to become a Criminal Defense Attorney. However, I will continue to keep an open mind to the vast career opportunities in the legal field.

My experiences inside the courtroom and law offices have only increased my desire to work in  the legal field and possibly become a Criminal Defense Attorney. My experiences have proved to me that we all need available legal representation because life in unpredictable. As a Fellow at America Needs You I hope to increase my professional network through workshops, internships and special events. Thus far, ANY has been a blessing and I hope to grow personally and professionally over the next two years with the help of my Fellow class and dedicated Mentor Coach.

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