The ACLU and the Public Interest Program are proud to announce this year’s incoming Marsha Wenk Fellows. In its 17th year, the Marsha Wenk Fellowship Program continues to educate and inspire Rutgers Law students in Newark to pursue careers in civil rights and public interest.
The fellows were interviewed and chosen by a committee that included former Co-Dean Ron Chen, Jessica Kitson, Jeanne La Cicero, Elyla Huertas, and Marsha Wenk’s sister, Laura Wenk. Congratulations to the incoming Wenk fellows, all Class of 2022.
Alexandra Dominguez RLAW '22 is committed to pursuing a career at the intersection of civil rights and criminal justice reform. She recently completed a summer internship with the nationally-known, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. Alexandra is a member of the Public Interest Law Student Association, Women's Law Forum, and the Rutgers University Law Review. As a first-year student, she participated in the Pro Bono Program's Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Expungement Clinic, the Courtroom Advocates Project, and the New Jersey Convictions Review Unit Research Project.
Stacey Strand RLAW '22 is interested in pursuing civil rights through public policy reform. This past summer, Stacey interned for the Brennan Center for Justice in their criminal justice/ mass incarceration group, focusing on the economic impact of involvement with the justice system and criminal record sealing and expungement laws. She is involved on campus as a Contract Law Teaching Fellow and is co-event chair of the Public Interest Law Student Association. She also will be joining the Journal of Law and Public Policy as a staff editor. Outside of Rutgers, Stacey volunteers with iMentor, assisting a high schooler navigating the college application process, and is a community organizer in New York City.
Ned Terrace RLAW '22 is dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of vulnerable people. This summer, he was a legal intern for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY). At CAIR-NY, Ned worked on litigation and advocated for public policy to protect American Muslims' civil rights, including transparency on police surveillance and misconduct. Before law school, Ned served as the Legislative Director for New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal and helped pass several bills helping vulnerable New Yorkers. He is particularly proud of legislation that provides independent oversight of policies within the New York City Department of Corrections related to the treatment of incarcerated transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex people. In addition to serving as a Wenk Fellow, Ned will serve as a Teaching Fellow for former Co-Dean Chen in his contracts class and will serve as a staff editor on Rutgers Law Review. He also was involved with the Public Interest Law Student Foundation (PILSA) his 1L year.
Guy Yedwab RLAW '22 leads the Board for the League of Independent Theater, representing 99-seat-or-less theaters and their workers, and has spent this summer organizing their Coronavirus response, including as part of the #cancelrent movement. He spent the summer interning with the New York State Division of Human Rights, and in the fall will be pursuing a dual degree in law, and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs and Politics at the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.