Meet SCSJ’s 2018 Summer Interns
Lashieka Hardin is a Clean Slate Project Intern at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice for the Summer of 2018. Lashieka graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently a rising third-year law student at the University of North Carolina School of Law. After graduation, she hopes to use her experiences from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and other organizations to help advocate for others as it relates to the criminal justice system and other social justice issues.
Christopher Dean was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dean graduated from Connecticut College in 2015 where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Government. During his time in college, Mr. Dean spent his summers working to combat social injustices. In 2013, Mr. Dean interned at Lovey & Lovey, PC a civil rights law firm based in Chicago whose work focused on exonerating innocent individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes. After graduating from college, Mr. Dean moved to Washington D.C to work as a litigation paralegal for Cohen & Cohen, PC a small personal injury firm. Although Mr. Dean enjoyed his experience working as a paralegal it did not stop him from getting involved in community advocacy. Mr. Dean served as a member at large with the NAACP Washington, D.C. branch from 2016-2017. Mr. Dean is currently a rising 2L at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Mr. Dean hopes to use his experience at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice to continue to combat social injustices in today’s society. After graduation, Mr. Dean aspires to become a civil rights attorney.
Tallah Wilson is a native of Denver, North Carolina. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology. Tallah is a rising third year student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. At NCCU Law, she is a staff editor for the law review. After graduation, Tallah plans to use her legal education and her experiences at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice to advocate for the disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our community.
Hayley Lampkin Blyth
Hayley Lampkin has a lot of homes--Seattle, Buffalo, Tarboro, Asheville, Durham. She graduated from UNC-Asheville, where she received a degree in Political Science. After graduation, she remained in Asheville where she worked as a Community Organizer for Asheville City Schools, as a Field Organizer for Kay Hagan’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and finally, as a Pro-Bono Program Coordinator for Pisgah Legal Services. Her time at Pisgah Legal Services solidified her desire to become an attorney. Hayley is a rising third-year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She hopes to pursue a legal career in public interest and civil rights advocacy
Jada Haynes is a native of Athens, Georgia and a proud alumna of Johnson C. Smith University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2017. Jada’s experience at JCSU as an Ignite NC fellow, NAACP member, and president of NCNW sparked her interest in social justice. Jada is a rising second-year student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. After graduating, she aspires to continue her passion for helping disadvantaged communities and pushing back on racial discrimination as a civil rights attorney.
Gabi Hybel is a rising third year law student at the University of Michigan. Prior to law school, she spent time organizing with domestic workers in California and construction workers in Texas. As an intern with the Clean Slate Project, Gabi is excited to learn more about community lawyering. She is particularly interested in criminal justice reform and hopes to one day be a civil rights lawyer.
Dynasty Winters was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Comparative Studies and Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health in 2017. Dynasty is a rising second-year student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Committed to social justice work, she aspires to use her legal degree to advocate for marginalized members of our community as a civil rights lawyer.
Kimberly Goshey is a native of Oakland, California. She graduated in 2016 from Prairie View A&M University with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Economics. She is a rising third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School. At Michigan Law, she is an active member of the Black Law Students Association and served as Vice Chair from 2017-2018. She is also the Managing Editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law. After graduation, she plans to continue advocating for criminal justice reform and serving disadvantaged members of the community gain access to the law with her law degree.
Emma Tisdale is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and a 2012 graduate of New York University, where she earned a B.A. in Politics and Environmental Studies. After college, Emma worked in both academic and non-profit development. She is currently a rising 3L at Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was a board member of the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) and helped provide stipends for students pursuing public interest work over the summer. Emma is interested in advocating for disenfranchised clients and communities, and hopes to one day work in social justice.
Anna Hall is a Summer 2018 Criminal Justice Intern with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. She is a rising 3L at the University of Michigan Law School, where she serves on the board of the Student Rights Project, advocating for K-12 students facing suspension and expulsion, and runs the Voting Rights Initiative research project. Prior to law school, Anna worked at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, where she assisted immigrants and refugees in applying for status in the United States. Anna looks forward to a career focused on advancing racial and gender justice.
Shreeva Adhikari was born in Nepal, and has lived all over the East coast of the U.S. She is currently a rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she is double majoring in Public Policy and Sociology with a double minor in Social & Economic Justice and Philosophy, Politics & Economics. During her time at UNC, she has worked a lot with the local refugee community, which sparked her interest in social justice. After graduation, she plans to get a graduate degree in order to help with criminal justice reform and serve the marginalized and disadvantaged communities around the world.
Maram Elnagheeb was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a rising junior at Duke University studying Public Policy and Sociology. At Duke, she is involved in Duke Student Government, the Center for Race Relations, the Muslim Student Association, The Chronicle, and Injaaz (a tutoring program for refugees). Her main passions lie in racial justice and immigration justice and their intersections with the education system and criminal justice system. Maram is interested in learning how policy, media, and entrepreneurship can be utilized as avenues of social changes and is excited to learn how policy can lead to social change as an intern for SCSJ.