"My parents did not attend college and making it to law school was a long and arduous road. EJA’s generous award allowed me the opportunity to give back to the community in a very important way that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do. As a result of my amazing summer experience, I decided to apply to join the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau full time during the next two years. I was fortunate enough to be accepted and this is now shaping my legal curriculum experience. Many of my current cases are clients that I represented over the summer, and I continue to build relationships with them and advocate on their behalf both inside and outside the courtroom. I am so appreciative to Equal Justice America for making this possible."