Peggy Browning Fund Awards Fellowships to Two Temple Law Students

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships
to Katrina Liu ’13 and to Danielle Newsome ’15. Katrina will spend
her fellowship working at the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the
Solicitor, while Danielle will spend hers working at Sheet Metal
Workers’ Local Union No. 19.

Katrina earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and
Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. She then worked
in the sales division of General Mills for over three years before
returning to school for a dual degree at Temple Law and Fox School
of Business. In addition to taking classes, Katrina has held
internships with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations,
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Temple Small
Business Development Center. She also served as a staff editor for
the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, which
will soon publish her student comment on employment protection for
ex-offenders. In applying for a Peggy Browning Fellowship, Katrina
noted, “I witnessed what it means to live in a country without
strong labor and employment laws when I lived in Ghana as a
volunteer teacher. I learned that the enforcement of fair labor
laws is something not to be taken for granted.”

Danielle is a native of Philadelphia, where her mother is a
member of the Philadelphia Federations of Teachers, AFT local 3.
While completing her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor
Relations from Cornell University, Danielle interned for the
Congress of South African Trade Unions where she coordinated and
co-facilitated a strategic corporate research training for local
union staff in the Western Cape. Danielle also worked as an
organizer for the Northeast Region Organizing Project of the
American Federation of Teachers, the United Food and Commercial
Workers Union, and the Change to Win Federation. Danielle currently
serves as vice president for membership and recruitment for the
Philadelphia chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and is
active in the chapter’s Young Women’s Committee. In 2012, Danielle
completed the Pennsylvania New Leaders Program of the Center for
Progressive Leadership. For the past two years she has taught at
the Cornell/AFL-CIO Strategic Corporate Research Summer School and
plans to return for the 2013 school.

The Peggy Browning Fund is a not for-profit organization
established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent
union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor
Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997.  Peggy Browning
Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and
challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic
justice.  These experiences encourage and inspire students to
pursue careers in public interest labor law.