Years in MCSP: 2015-2016: Freshman, 2016-2017: Peer Advisor on Intergroup Relations Council (IRC), 2017-2019: ORCA Member and MCSP Advisory Board Member
What have you been up to since graduation?
Within 2 months of graduating, I moved to New York!
What are you currently doing now?
I'm working as a Paralegal at a law firm in Manhattan.
How do you integrate social justice into your life post-college?
The firm I work at handles medical malpractice cases. Since joining, I've encouraged the lawyers I work with to take on cases involving medical malpractice in prisons. People who are incarcerated don't have the option to go to the doctor when they feel sick - as a result, many inmates don't receive medical care until they are critically ill, thus worsening their prognosis and sometimes leaving them with permanent, irreversible injuries. In the short time that I have been here, our law firm has taken on a number of cases in the prison system and expanded our practice to include issues such as solitary confinement, the use of force, and the spread of infectious diseases in prisons. I am also continuously trying to better myself by reading about social issues and engaging with social justice. I think it's important to continue challenging and educating myself, even if I'm no longer in an academic setting.
What is your favorite memory about MCSP?
There's so many! We spent so much time in the lounges and media room hanging out and switching between having deep conversations and just joking around. MCSPhamily nights will also always have a special place in my heart! The MCSP End-of-Year Ceremonies were some of my favorite events - as an underclassman I loved seeing what MCSP alumni were up to, and as a senior it was great to reconnect with everyone and relive our freshman year memories!