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photo Liza Carroll is an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Feerick Center, where she works as a coordinator for the Educational Component of the Legal, Economic, and Educational Advancement Project (LEEAP). She graduated from Brown University in 2014, where she received a B.A. with honors in Religious Studies and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies. Within Religious Studies, Liza focused on Liberation Theology, while Portuguese led her to study in Brazil for six months. She is excited to pursue her interest in education and social justice issues through this AmeriCorps position.

photo Matthew English was born in Evanston IL right outside of Chicago. He attended DePaul University for his bachelor of science in Cognitive Developmental Neuro-Psychology and has deferred admission to Boston College’s school of social work. Matthew has had an interest in law since applying to schools and this interest has been rekindled with the resent uproar surrounding Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson. As a program coordinator for the Center’s support of the NYS Access to Justice’s Attorney Emeritus Program (AEP) and the co-coordinator of the Educational Component of the Legal, Economic, and Educational Advancement Project (LEEAP); Matthew hopes to expand the great work of the Attorney Emeritus Program, as well as take on some of the adversity facing many children of color throughout the New York City community.

photo Kyle Giller was born four blocks from Fordham at Roosevelt Hospital, so the transition to working in the Law School has been a smooth one. A life-long Upper West Sider, Kyle's credentials include graduating from Reed College (Portland, OR) in 2013, organizing airport workers at JFK and La Guardia, and running a micro-loan program in the slums of Trujillo, Peru. Kyle currently works with the consumer debt protection and veteran assistance portions of LEEAP (Legal Economic and Education Advancement Project) as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

photo Donita Krasniqi was born in Kosovo and moved to the United States one year ago. She is a New York City Civic Corps and is a currently working on the Attorney Emeritus Program. She graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology where she received a B.S on Applied Arts and Science, majoring in Public Policy with a minor in International Relations.

photo Chelsea Wilson is a New York City Civic Corp member working at the Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice. She serves as a program coordinator for the Attorney Emeritus Program and the Veteran Assistance Program. Her work within these programs is to help recruit volunteer attorneys to help assist low-income families through the legal process. Additionally, these programs help to provide legal resources to individuals and families. Prior to joining the New York City Civic Corps and Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice, she worked at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. At these two agencies, Chelsea worked on various projects and researched social issues that affected youth in New York City and New York State. She is a recent college graduate at Brooklyn College with a Political Science major and Children’s Studies minor. The goal of her work is to continue working in the non-profit sector to alleviate social issues for children and their families.