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Social Justice, Education and the Law

  • Friday, April 6, 2018
  • 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM
  • C-9 Atherton Hall

Are you interested in how the law intersects with social justice? Do you want to find out how you can use your Penn State degree to make a difference in the world through the law or education? Join us during a meet and greet with Penn State Alumnus Josh Branch, a Teach for America alumnus and Georgetown Law student who is making a difference in the legal sector by working towards enhancing child's rights. Mr. Branch is looking to engage with students in an open discussion on how they can take steps in the right direction to fulfill their future goals and aspirations. For more information about Josh, please read his full bio below:

Joshua Branch graduated from Penn State University and the Schreyer Honors College in 2013 with a degree in Political Science where he was named Outstanding Student by the department. Josh was a Paterno Fellow and earned Lambda Outstanding Student of the Year and the Stand Up Award for his advocacy of the LGBTQ community. Among his other accolades and accomplishments, Josh was selected as an American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche fellow at Duke University, where he analyzed social movements. He conducted further research at the University of Oxford St. Catherine’s College, where he examined the effects of various public school policies on minority students. Josh further explored his passion for education as a member of Teach for America. He continues to extend his enthusiasm in this field as he works towards a law degree specializing at the intersection of civil rights, criminal justice, and youth development at the Georgetown University Law Center. Josh recently was awarded the Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia where he will actively work on child’s rights writing appellate and Supreme Court briefs for incarcerated youths, as well as policy analysis for lawmakers at both the federal and state level after graduating from law school this spring.

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Madison Plummer
Career Development
Schreyer Scholar Maria Smereka

You get a lot of support and help with your educational goals. You have your own personalized honors adviser to help you and check your schedule for you. The honors classes you can take really enrich your understanding of whatever subject you’re trying to learn.

Maria Smereka '23 Biology

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