Meet CAC's Summer 2016 Interns!
Lyndsey Franklin is a rising sophomore at the University of Southern California pursuing a double major in Environmental Science and Health and Philosophy, Politics, and Law. Previously as a volunteer and now as a Program Assistant, she works at the Joint Educational Project, one of the largest service learning institutions in the country. JEP focuses on partnering students with community schools and agencies to combine academic coursework with hands-on service in the communities surrounding USC. Lyndsey's particular focus is environmental sustainability education for youth.
Lyndsey was raised in Lisle and graduated from Lisle Senior High School. She served as a teen leader of Lisle Teens with Character, a community volunteer effort that strives to empower youth through character development and participation in volunteer service projects.
Nandini Pillai interned for U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, where she worked closely with constituents in the 9th district, with particular focus on immigration issues and aiding citizens to navigate local and federal government agencies and resources. She was a Fred H. Turner Fellow at the University of Illinois. In this role, she engaged students across the campus in addressing large-scale issues, working with high-level administrators.
Nandini was raised in Skokie, Illinois where she attended Niles West High School. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with degrees in political science and communication. Nandini is a rising 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Katie Rawls interned during her first year of law school as a Law Clerk for Central Minnesota Legal Services, which provides legal services to low-income individuals. She primarily worked alongside attorneys and interviewed clients, researched, and drafted pleadings. She has worked as an advocate for victims of domestic assault, connecting them with resources and advocating for them in criminal court cases.
Katie was born and raised in the Twin Cities. She graduated from Hamline University with a degree in social justice and global studies. Katie spent six months studying abroad in Ghana, doing research on cultural gender roles. She is passionate about justice and looks forward to working at CAC. Katie is a rising 2L at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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