Rachel Baruck, Legal - Summer 2021

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Rachel Baruck (she / her / hers) is a rising 2L at NYU Law, with interests primarily in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Election Law. Rachel's interest in Transgender Rights stems from a deep-seeded belief in equality under the law, and recognition that there is a lot of work to be done in order for Trans Rights to be recognized by the courts at the level of other Civil Rights. Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, and prior to law school spent three years working in digital communications for progressive political campaigns and nonprofits. In her free time, Rachel enjoys singing, painting, and sunny afternoons spent on patios.

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Saraswati Rathod, Legal - Summer 2021

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Saraswati Rathod (she / her / hers) is a 1L student at Stanford Law School, where she is a member of the Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming, and Intersex Pro Bono Project and an incoming Managing Editor of the Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. Prior to attending law school, she spent five years in the journalism industry working as a researcher, fact-checker and writer for The Nation, Mother Jones, and WIRED. She's been a Bay Area resident for six years. Until recently, she ran an open mic night in San Francisco and volunteered regularly with Openhouse, a non-profit that supports LGBTQ seniors in San Francisco. Before that, she served as News Editor of her college newspaper. In 2015, she graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in political science.

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Milo Reynolds-Dominguez, Social Media - Summer 2021

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Milo Reynolds-Dominguez (she / her / hers) is the Social Media intern for TLDEF. She graduated from Cornell in 2020 with a B.A. cum laude in Music. She is an incoming 1L— but hasn’t decided on a school yet! Milo also works for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra as their administrative assistant. She is a composer, singer, guitarist, and producer, and will be releasing an EP with her band Pet Names later this year.

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Christopher Taylor, Legal - Summer 2021

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Christopher Taylor (he / him / his) is a J.D. candidate at New York University Law School. A rising second-year student, he has worked as a student advocate with NYU’s HIV Law Society and with NYU’s Identity Documents Project. Christopher grew up in Utah, and before law school he worked as an administrative intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah. He also served as a Development Coordinator for the OUT Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of LGBTQ+ students at Latter-Day-Saint-affiliated universities. Christopher received his B.A. in German and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Utah. He was a summer research intern at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History in Vienna, where he helped document the work of women journalists after World War I.

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Updated on Jun 7, 2021