I would like to thank all of those working to make the Equal Justice America fellowship possible. I am honored to be an EJA fellow, and I assumed reception of the fellowship as a serious responsibility to perform to my fullest capacity in my summer position [at the Legal Services of South Central Michigan]. Being chosen as a fellow meant more than just provision of financial means; it meant I had a duty to the donors, those at EJA who reviewed my initial application, and to the clients I served.
Reina Fostyk worked at the Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, OH.
Lauren Rogers worked in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan.
Thank you for the opportunity to work at Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) with the funding of an Equal Justice America fellowship. The EJA Fellowship played a crucial role in helping me find my purpose through helping LSSCM’s indigent clients. When I started law school I knew I wanted to help people and pursued a volunteer experience with Michigan Legal Help in my first semester. As an EJA Fellow at LSSCM, I was able to affirm my commitment to public service. After this summer, I am sure that I have found where I fit in and the field in which I am destined to work.