Meet our Fall 2018 Interns!

We are so happy to have our Fall 2018 class of interns!

Julia Mikolajczak is entering her last year at the University of Maryland as a Junior, majoring in Criminology/Criminal Justice. She is a team leader for Partners in Print that aims to educate families about literacy improvement strategies and their rights in the education system and works administratively with the Office of the Vice President for her school, in addition to a few other school associations she has joined. She wants to go to law school, and is interested in women’s empowerment/prosecuting domestic violence crimes. She hopes to gain a deeper understanding of domestic violence and hopes to build connections with the staff and attorneys.

Alice Wargo is a rising Senior at Lewis & Clark, majoring in Political Science. She has experience working on two political campaigns where she collected/ recorded data and managed it in the campaign’s database. She is also a co-chair for the Young Democratic Socialists group at her school where she manages the group and works/networks with community leaders and organizes volunteer membership for various activities. She is interested in law school and is also focused on women’s empowerment through service. The mission of DCVLP resonated with her and she is interested in learning more about the inner-workings of the court system as well as exploring her career options in this field.

Mary Otoo graduated from the University of Chicago in 2017 with a B.A. in History with Honors. She is currently an Executive Assistant at Guggenheim Productions. She has interned at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel and Frederick PLLC where she conducted research and wrote research summaries for legal cases, and has also interned at the Scrappers Film Group where she conducted research for multiple investigative documentary film projects on social justice issues in the South Side of Chicago. She is getting ready to apply to law school in the fall and is passionate about civil rights & social inequality. She is interested in working with DCVLP and seeing firsthand how the law is used practically and as a tool to help domestic violence victims.

Sandy Dessources is a rising Junior at George Washington University majoring in Sociology and English. She has much administrative experience working for Student Admissions and student groups on campus, in addition to interning on a mayoral campaign where she assisted in campaign management and managed the social media platforms. She is also fluent in Haitian Creole and French. She wants to go to law school and focus on criminal law. She is interested in seeing how the office and attorneys function on a day-to-day basis during this internship, and aims to hopefully gain more insight into if law school is a good fit for her.

Alice Wargo, Mary Otoo