2014 Public Interest Grant Recipient
Ms. Gersh is entering her third year at Loyola Law School this fall. Ms. Gersh’s focus on advocacy for juveniles has been longstanding. Prior to law school, Ms. Gersh was a volunteer for United In Harmony’s Camp Harmony, which provided positive outreach programs for children living in the inner city of Los Angeles. Thereafter, Ms. Gersh taught U.S. history in South Central Los Angeles for two years to students with various personal struggles. In law school, she began working for the Loyola Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (“Center”). As a Certified Law Student at the Center, Ms. Gersh is able to be the voice for youth involved in the delinquency system. Her experience thus far has confirmed her devotion towards juvenile justice. This summer, Ms. Gersh is working for the Los Angeles County Defender’s Office where she hopes to build on the skills necessary to become a juvenile public defender.