Sieben Edmunds Miller Criminal Justice Scholarship
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I am passionate about becoming a public defender. I have my entire future planned. After a few years in the public sector, I plan to open my own criminal defense practice. Money earned from those cases can then be put towards pro bono wrongful conviction cases. I want to help people the system threw away, the way someone helped me. I want to be good at my job and I want to make people understand it is never too late. You are never too far gone to correct course.
As a first-generation law student, I am committed to ensuring that equality and equity is universal for all. In the pursuit of this goal, in the past two years, I have expounded upon my career expertise by addressing legal issues such as restoration of voting rights and criminal expungement which disproportionately impact the Black community nationwide.
Victoria R. Nauman
On my first day of Teach For America-Baltimore, I was asked: “Who are you to teach here?” My initial inclination was to respond that I am educated, a leader, and am passionate about seeing children succeed. I am a first-generation college student who had to work my way through undergrad and know how to tackle adversity. However, to say I was naïve and underprepared would be an understatement.
I am a first-generation college graduate. That achievement alone has already transformed the trajectory of my life and the lives of my family for the better. But I cannot and will not stop there. My ultimate dream is to become the first lawyer in my family and pave the way for others. I was born in Haiti and immigrated to the United States at a young age. Embracing my diverse background helped shape the person who I am today and encouraged me to explore diverse issues.