2022 - 2023 Fellows

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Raisa Rubin-Stankiewicz (she/her) is a rising junior in the School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology. She serves as the State Policy Advocate for March for Our Lives New Jersey, helping pass the 2022 Gun Safety Package 3.0 and advocating for related gun violence prevention policies in the state. In high school, she participated in a three-year research course, where she co-lead a research project on whether people's awareness and knowledge of three different genocides, one past and two present, affected their opinions on the policy actions the United States should take around foreign intervention and refugee acceptance. She previously served as a board member for the racial justice organization Not in Our Town Princeton and as a youth advisor for Vote16USA, a national organization advocating for lowering the voting age to 16. She is very interested in focusing and further exploring issues of mental health policy, disability justice, restorative justice, and decarceration. In her free time, Raisa enjoys reading, singing, and FaceTiming her friend's dog, Leelu.