2022 RBG Scholarship Recipient
Ms. Lewis is a third-year student at Yale Law School (YLS). Her career goal is to work in service of historically marginalized communities – particularly people of color and individuals with low income. In particular, Ms. Lewis has focused her work on advancing environmental justice, workers’ rights, and health equity.
Ms. Lewis demonstrated her commitment to public interest work as an undergraduate at American University, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Economics and interned with the Sierra Club and Earthjustice in Washington, D.C. At YLS, Ms. Lewis has served as a member of multiple legal clinics, including the Geriatric Medical-Legal Partnership and the Access to Law School clinic. She has also served as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Yale Journal of Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics. This summer, Ms. Lewis worked on legal matters supporting labor unions and anti-discrimination employment lawsuits at Altshuler Berzon LLP.
Ms. Lewis was awarded a YLS Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellowship for her demonstrated commitment to public interest practice and an NAACP LDF Earl Warren Scholarship for her commitment to racial justice and civil rights. Ms. Lewis also received the Yale Law Women + Critical Race Theory Award for her paper on environmental justice. Upon graduation, Ms. Lewis looks forward to returning to Los Angeles, where she was raised, to pursue her legal career.