Jemmie on a volunteer trip in Ghana

 

 Jemmie on a volunteer trip in Ghana

jemmie tejeda

University: Clark University
Major: Political Science and International Development
Languages: English, Spanish
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Biography: I study International Development and Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. I am extremely passionate about ending the Prison Industrial Complex and legal discrimination against Latino and African American males in the United States, and look forward to working with colleagues abroad working on similar issues.

In order to gain an international perspective, last summer I interned at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations in New York City. I attended diplomatic meetings on Financing for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Headquarters and reported back on relevant development finance information in the Latin American region. I also prepared and organized reports on the Third International Summit on Development Finance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic.

In the future, I hope to earn a master’s degree in Criminal Justice followed by law school. I dream of becoming a renowned criminal defense attorney in New York City and Boston, and hope to use my influence to lead global efforts to help those who are voiceless in their legal systems.

I enjoy learning about different cultures, traveling, and cooking on my time off.