2022 - 2023 Fellows

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Destiny Colmenares is a rising junior in the School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies. Destiny is also currently a Leadership Scholar in the Institute for Women's Leadership, where she is completing a social action project that centers around supporting survivors of domestic violence in Middlesex County. On campus, Destiny is also an Attorney and Assistant Tournament Director for Rutgers Mock Trial, earning trial advocacy skills by presenting legal arguments before real attorneys and judges throughout the country. Further, Destiny is President and Co-Founder of the Women's Pre-Law Society, among the first women-centered pre-law student organizations in the United States. This past spring, Destiny interned at the global legal organization the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she researched the nationwide impact of Roe v. Wade's overturn on vulnerable communities of women such as women of color and assisted in drafting repro-specific legal education materials. This summer, Destiny is working at the Middlesex County Bar Association as the Lawyer Referral Service Administrator. As a proud first-generation Mexican American, Destiny plans to attend law school in the future and add to the less than 2% of Latina lawyers in the country. In her free time, Destiny enjoys taking long walks, listening to music, and tweeting about her day.