Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and the Washington, D.C., office of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are excited to announce the 2018 FirstGEN Fellows summer class: Daisy Almonte, Jennifer Quan, Melinda Nguyen, and Angelica Mercado. We congratulate the 2018 FirstGEN Fellows cohort!
FirstGEN Fellows is a 10-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in social justice careers who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education. Fellows gain hands-on experience working on civil rights matters as full-time policy and advocacy interns in Washington, D.C., while also participating in a parallel training program. FirstGEN Fellows creates a greater community of advocates by linking emerging leaders with existing ones and creating a FirstGEN Fellows alumni network. Each fellow receives a $3,000 stipend.
Daisy Almonte is a rising junior at Duke University where she studies Public Policy and Sociology. Daisy will be placed with National Immigration Law Center.
Angelica Mercado is a current senior at Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Education Policy and Practice. She will be placed with the Lawyers’ Committee.
Melinda Nguyen is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in Global & International Studies and minored in Asian American Studies. Melinda will be placed with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC.
Jennifer Quan is a rising junior at Tulane University, double majoring in Marketing and Asian Studies, with a minor in Economics. Jennifer will be placed with the Lawyers’ Committee.
If you have questions regarding the FirstGEN Fellowship program including serving as a partnering organization, guest speaker, or would like to financially support this program please contact Natasha Quiroga at 202–662–8350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.