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Shavell Fernandez ’22

Shavell Fernandez (she/her/ella) is currently a pre-law student studying for the LSAT exam.

Since high school, she has been passionate about civil rights. While at Purchase, she took political science and law classes to expand her knowledge.

In 2021, she was an intern with District Assembly Woman 55, Latrice M. Walker ’01. As a bilingual intern, Fernandez helped people in the office and also worked at community events  coordinated by Walker.

The experience inspired Fernandez to be an advocate for her community.

After graduation, she was an intern in The Theodore Cox Immigration Law firm. There she helped clients obtain their visas and green cards and made new connections.

Her goal is to attend law school to become an Immigration or Entertainment lawyer.

Recently she was accepted to the Winter Law Bound program with Latino Justice where she had the opportunity to participate in a week-long intensive program, during which she learned about preparing to apply to law school and what law school entails, and it allowed her to explore the many different avenues law has to offer.

As a first generation Afro Latina, her dream is to finish law school not only for herself but to provide help and support to the community that raised her.