Class of 2023

Isabelle Aubrun

Isabelle Aubrun graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy. After completing her undergraduate studies, she supervised New York City high schoolers through the Summer Youth Employment Program registering Latino voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election in partnership with Hispanic Federation. Isabelle then worked for three years as a case manager at Philadelphia VIP, where she helped close the civil justice gap by matching Philadelphians in crisis with pro bono legal representation in the areas of housing, family, and income stabilization. In the year prior to attending law school, she worked as an English Language Assistant at a middle school in the north of France. Isabelle is committed to creating systems-level change by ensuring dignity and access for those too often denied it.

Livia Luan

Livia Luan graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Economics. Following graduation, she worked for two years at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, a national civil rights organization that advocates on behalf of the Asian American community through a combination of policy advocacy, impact litigation, and community education and outreach. While working here, Livia analyzed and communicated the impact of telecommunications and technology policies on immigrant communities by producing policy resources, reviewing legislation and administrative regulations, and engaging with members of Congress and their staffers. Livia hopes to dedicate her legal career to protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of immigrants and people of color, and she is particularly interested in working to combat employment discrimination, voter suppression, and government surveillance.

Kyra Sampson

Kyra Sampson graduated from Columbia University in 2017, where she received her B.A. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies with a Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. After graduating from Columbia, Kyra taught 3rd and 4th Grade as a Lead Teacher at Success Academy Charter School in New York City for two years, where her focus was ensuring that Black and Brown students received equitable treatment and academic attention while in the classroom. Following her time at Success Academy, Kyra joined the Immigrant Services Department at The Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement (Riis) in Long Island City, NY. At Riis, Kyra was responsible for conducting more 30+ multi-lingual Know Your (Immigration) Rights programs across the borough of Queens to audiences over the course of a 10-month period. Furthermore, Kyra was also the program assistant for the organization’s inaugural Citizenship program. Upon graduating from Temple Law, Kyra hopes to use her newly found legal skills to dismantle and reform unjust systems across America that particularly target BIPOC — more specifically, those aforementioned-systems found in the U.S. Immigration sector, as well as the U.S. Criminal Justice sector.

Sherlyn Martinez

Sherlyn Martinez graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2016 with a double major in Philosophy (Justice, Law and Value) and Political Science and a double minor in History and Ethics. She is currently working with Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia as a paralegal for the Employment Unit. At CLS, Sherlyn focuses on community education and outreach, coordinating expungement clinics with community organizations and politicians across Philadelphia. She also performs employment related casework like wage theft. She has helped people understand their employment rights and seek the applicable assistance.

Sherlyn has always been invested in helping her community and being an advocate for them. The exposure she has had in helping provide direct legal services has helped her learn to be understanding with clients, and sensitive with their stories, while at the same time supplying them with the needed facts and assistance. To her, when your work directly affects a person’s life, you learn to be resourceful in the best way possible.

She’s a first generation Afro-Latina, whose family is from the Dominican Republic. She wants to dismantle unjust systems and help protect the civil liberties and rights of BIPOC. She has an interest in impact litigation, immigration and civil rights.

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