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AJ Ballard   AJ graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a degree in International Relations, focusing on human rights and social change. While in school, AJ worked at the University of Miami’s Environmental Justice Clinic and was a minority peer counselor. He speaks Spanish and Japanese.

AJ Ballard

AJ graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a degree in International Relations, focusing on human rights and social change. While in school, AJ worked at the University of Miami’s Environmental Justice Clinic and was a minority peer counselor. He speaks Spanish and Japanese.

Julia Bodson   Julia joins PFJ from Stanford Law School, where she was previously an Empirical Research Fellow. She graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 2016, where she researched public health and provided volunteer income tax preparation assistance. Julia speaks Spanish and American Sign Language.

Julia Bodson

Julia joins PFJ from Stanford Law School, where she was previously an Empirical Research Fellow. She graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 2016, where she researched public health and provided volunteer income tax preparation assistance. Julia speaks Spanish and American Sign Language.

Margo Hu   Margo graduated from Brown University with dual degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Visual Arts. While at Brown, Margo developed community arts and youth programming, while also managing teams for the Brown Daily Herald and WBRU radio station. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Margo Hu

Margo graduated from Brown University with dual degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Visual Arts. While at Brown, Margo developed community arts and youth programming, while also managing teams for the Brown Daily Herald and WBRU radio station. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Jim Stehlin   Jim joins PFJ from the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017. In college, Jim worked at the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender and Clean Water Action. He was also a volunteer for the AFSC’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program.

Jim Stehlin

Jim joins PFJ from the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2017. In college, Jim worked at the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender and Clean Water Action. He was also a volunteer for the AFSC’s Michigan Criminal Justice Program.

Galyn Sumida-Ross   Galyn graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2018. While in college, Galyn worked with Ayuda, helping clients navigating the immigration system. She has also worked on international development projects and refugee resettlement efforts. Galyn is a Spanish speaker.

Galyn Sumida-Ross

Galyn graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2018. While in college, Galyn worked with Ayuda, helping clients navigating the immigration system. She has also worked on international development projects and refugee resettlement efforts. Galyn is a Spanish speaker.

 

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Marin Callaway   Marin graduated from Stanford University in 2018, where she studied International Relations. Marin also worked extensively as a JusticeCorps advocate in the San Mateo County Superior Court, guiding self-represented litigants through family court and supporting multiple attorneys. She speaks fluent Spanish.

Marin Callaway

Marin graduated from Stanford University in 2018, where she studied International Relations. Marin also worked extensively as a JusticeCorps advocate in the San Mateo County Superior Court, guiding self-represented litigants through family court and supporting multiple attorneys. She speaks fluent Spanish.

Diego Cardenas   Diego graduated from the University of Chicago in 2018, where he studied Sociology. While in school, Diego chaired the Multicultural Student Advisory Committee and was a leader in outreach and mentoring programs for at-risk youth. He also conducted research on the use of social media by disadvantaged young people.

Diego Cardenas

Diego graduated from the University of Chicago in 2018, where he studied Sociology. While in school, Diego chaired the Multicultural Student Advisory Committee and was a leader in outreach and mentoring programs for at-risk youth. He also conducted research on the use of social media by disadvantaged young people.

Andrea Hernandez   Andrea received a degree in Geography with an emphasis in Globalization and Identity at Sonoma State University in 2018. She was heavily involved on campus as a coordinator for service trips and a programmer for the diversity center. Before joining PFJ, Andrea was a CalFresh client advocate at her local food bank in Orange County. She is fluent in Spanish.

Andrea Hernandez

Andrea received a degree in Geography with an emphasis in Globalization and Identity at Sonoma State University in 2018. She was heavily involved on campus as a coordinator for service trips and a programmer for the diversity center. Before joining PFJ, Andrea was a CalFresh client advocate at her local food bank in Orange County. She is fluent in Spanish.

Sam Lin-Sommer   Sam graduated from Brown University in 2017 and has most recently been honing his Spanish language skills abroad. In college, Sam facilitated arts workshops for prisoners, taught English to refugees, and worked as a journalist on social and environmental justice issues. He is fluent in Spanish and Chinese.

Sam Lin-Sommer

Sam graduated from Brown University in 2017 and has most recently been honing his Spanish language skills abroad. In college, Sam facilitated arts workshops for prisoners, taught English to refugees, and worked as a journalist on social and environmental justice issues. He is fluent in Spanish and Chinese.

Aarish Rojiani   Aarish received a degree in Development Studies and Public Policy at Brown University in 2018. He has worked for the ACLU’s National Prison Project, the Rhode Island Public Defender, and the Rhode Island Sixth Division District Court. At Brown, he also served as a peer counselor and educator. Aarish is fluent in Spanish.

Aarish Rojiani

Aarish received a degree in Development Studies and Public Policy at Brown University in 2018. He has worked for the ACLU’s National Prison Project, the Rhode Island Public Defender, and the Rhode Island Sixth Division District Court. At Brown, he also served as a peer counselor and educator. Aarish is fluent in Spanish.