Rachel Baruck, Legal - Summer 2021
Rachel Baruck (she / her / hers) is a rising 2L at NYU Law, with interests primarily in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Election Law. Rachel's interest in Transgender Rights stems from a deep-seeded belief in equality under the law, and recognition that there is a lot of work to be done in order for Trans Rights to be recognized by the courts at the level of other Civil Rights. Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, and prior to law school spent three years working in digital communications for progressive political campaigns and nonprofits. In her free time, Rachel enjoys singing, painting, and sunny afternoons spent on patios.
Yuliya ‘Jay’ Brodska, Legal - Fall 2021
Yuliya ‘Jay’ Brodska (they / them / he / him) is a 3L student at Fordham Law, where they served as a board member of OUTLaws. Prior to law school, Jay volunteered with the LGBT Bar Association of New York in their weekly pro-bono legal clinic. There, he served as an Intake Coordinator and an interpreter for Russian-speaking asylees from Chechnya, Ukraine, and Russia. Jay was born in Dnipro, Ukraine and immigrated to America at the age of 5. They were raised in Staten Island, NY and graduated summa cum laude from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Economics.
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Julio Gonzalez, Legal - Winter 2021
Julio Gonzalez (any pronouns) is a second-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center where he currently serves as the president of the LGBTQ+ student organization (OUTLaw), the Vice-President for the Latinx Law Students Association, and participates in moot court, mock trial, and the immigration clinic. Before attending law school, Julio taught bilingual early childhood education in Chicago and earned his master's degree in Early Childhood Education at Erikson Institute. Julio received a dual bachelor's degree in Communications and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Julio is a native of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
Celia Meredith, Legal - Fall 2021
Celia Meredith (they / them) is in their final year of a JD/MA in Latin American Studies joint degree at Indiana University, Bloomington. They are an alum of Smith College, where they studied Latin American Studies and Sociology. While in law school, they have served as the director for the LGBTQ+ Project, and as an associate (now Notes and Comments Editor) for the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality. In their free time, Celia is an avid reader of speculative fiction, an enthusiastic cook, (and in non-pandemic times), a tango dancer.
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Bobbi Miller, Legal - Winter 2021
Bobbi Miller (she / her / hers) is a second year law student at NYU Law, where she serves on the boards of OUTLaw, the Identity Documents Project, and the NYU student chapter of IRAP. She was raised in Livingston, NJ and Plano, TX and received a B.S. in accounting from UT Dallas.
Nicholas Principe O'Farrell, Legal - Winter 2021
Nicholas Principe O'Farrell (he/him/his) is a 2L student at NYU Law with a particular passion for advancing the rights of LGBTQ people and immigrants. At NYU Law, he is the Intake Chair for the Identity Documents Project, which helps New Yorkers obtain identification documents that match their gender identities, and a Staff Editor for the NYU Law Review. He is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a citizen of Brazil and Ireland (his parents' home countries) in addition to the United States. Prior to law school, Nicholas worked at Oasis Legal Services, where he helped LGBTQ immigrants file asylum cases and represented them in their interviews with DHS. Nicholas graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science in 2017.
Saraswati Rathod, Legal - Summer 2021
Saraswati Rathod (she / her / hers) is a 1L student at Stanford Law School, where she is a member of the Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming, and Intersex Pro Bono Project and an incoming Managing Editor of the Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. Prior to attending law school, she spent five years in the journalism industry working as a researcher, fact-checker and writer for The Nation, Mother Jones, and WIRED. She's been a Bay Area resident for six years. Until recently, she ran an open mic night in San Francisco and volunteered regularly with Openhouse, a non-profit that supports LGBTQ seniors in San Francisco. Before that, she served as News Editor of her college newspaper. In 2015, she graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in political science.
Milo Reynolds-Dominguez, Social Media - Summer 2021
Milo Reynolds-Dominguez (she / her / hers) is the Social Media intern for TLDEF. She graduated from Cornell in 2020 with a B.A. cum laude in Music. She is an incoming 1L— but hasn’t decided on a school yet! Milo also works for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra as their administrative assistant. She is a composer, singer, guitarist, and producer, and will be releasing an EP with her band Pet Names later this year.
Christopher Taylor, Legal - Summer 2021
Christopher Taylor (he / him / his) is a J.D. candidate at New York University Law School. A rising second-year student, he has worked as a student advocate with NYU’s HIV Law Society and with NYU’s Identity Documents Project. Christopher grew up in Utah, and before law school he worked as an administrative intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah. He also served as a Development Coordinator for the OUT Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of LGBTQ+ students at Latter-Day-Saint-affiliated universities. Christopher received his B.A. in German and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Utah. He was a summer research intern at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History in Vienna, where he helped document the work of women journalists after World War I.