2022 - 2023 Fellows

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Cassandra Vega is a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and Douglass Residential College. Majoring in Political Science and minoring in Latino and Caribbean Studies, she is working as the undergraduate research assistant for the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, and completing her final year of the Institute for Women’s Leadership certificate program. She is a founding executive board member of the Women’s Pre-Law Society and led Douglass’ Human Rights House as a Global Village Ambassador. Off campus, she interned with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s District Office, Robert Wood Johnson Foundations’ Pioneering Ideas Team, and the Center for Hispanic Research Policy and Development through the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program. Vega loves to talk about intersectionality in activism, cry over the New York Knicks, volunteer as a poll worker, and get a fat cup at Edo’s after class. She plans to attend law school and use her degree to improve the quality of life for overexploited and underserved communities across the country.