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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Viviana Gonzalez

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Viviana Gonzalez was a 2017 Undergraduate Public Service Scholar, who interned at the Office(s) of Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both of Illinois. Where are you from? I am from Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Where did you go to school? What did you study? I studied Politics and Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University (NYU).  What was the best part of…

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Women & Mentorship

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By Menty Kebede Throughout life, I have often found myself faced with difficult, and consequential, decisions. At the age of 15 at a private French school, I was expected to choose an area of academic specialization. When I turned 17, I was facing the choice of attending college in France like most of my peers, or coming to the United…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Cambrey Dent

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Cambrey Dent was a 2015 Undergraduate Public Service Scholar, who interned at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), working to advance child advocacy both at home and abroad. Where are you from? I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I attended Baylor University and I studied Political Science. What was the best part of…

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Women & Workplace Equity

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By Mariella Hernandez I have been employed since I graduated from college. Even through the birth of my two children, I have continued to work, for pay, full time for over 15 years. Working in the healthcare industry I thought that “workplace equity” was not an issue for me. After all, I was surrounded by women who managed to balance…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Astrid Quiñones

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Astrid Quiñones was a 2017 Graduate Public Service Scholar, who interned at the Legal Aid Society, focusing on domestic violence and family law. Where are you from? I consider myself a citizen of the world. Where did you go to school? What did you study? I recently graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs….

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