DevComms Interns

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Meet the Winter | Spring Class of 2020

Michaela Flum

Michaela Flum is a rising senior at Barnard College of Columbia University who is passionate about gender justice, international relations, and immigration policy. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and History and intends to continue her studies in IR and development. Michaela is excited to blend her interests as the Chair of Development for Legal Momentum, the oldest legal defense and education fund for women in the U.S.

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Elena Maestripieri

Elena Maestripieri is a senior at New York University who is passionate about law, policy, and women’s rights. She is pursuing a B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Global Liberal Studies and she is an executive editor at NYU’s Undergraduate Law Review. Elena is excited to work at the first, and now oldest legal defense and education fund for women, and one day hopes to become a legal advocate herself.

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Helen (Jiawen) Zhang

Helen (Jiawen) is a dedicated junior at Columbia University who is passionate about advocacy for gender equality and immigration law and policy. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in both history and East Asian Studies. With the experience working at Legal Momentum, the oldest legal defense and education fund for women in the US, Helen plans on attending law school to focus on women’s rights and immigration law. 

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Meet the Fall Class of 2019

Isabella Lajara

Isabella Lajara, Columbia College '20, is majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Political Science. Isabella plans on attending law school to focus on human rights and immigration law.

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Tiana Ruiz 

Tiana Ruiz is a Political Science major with a minor in History and Latino & Carribbean Studies at Baruch College ('21). She hopes to pursue a career in social justice through attending law school and working in the non-profit sector. 

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Aminah Nassiff

Aminah Nassiff is a student at Barnard College (‘21) majoring in History (concentrating in the theme of Rights, Law, and the State) and minoring in Sociology. Aminah is passionate about social justice, specifically access to education for young women, and plans to pursue a career working for nonprofits.

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