My name is Maryellen and I am an intern for Marsy’s Law this Fall semester. I am a senior at UW-Madison and will be graduating in May of 2019 with a degree in Political Science and certificates in Criminal Justice and Gender and Women’s Studies. I hope to continue my education by attending graduate school or law school after taking some time to narrow in on what I would like to study, and getting a bit of work experience in a field I care deeply about.
Since I was young, I have always had an interest in government, equality, and the criminal justice system. This internship has perfectly combined everything I am studying in school, and the goal of Marsy’s Law to ensure equal rights for crime victims is extremely important to me. It has been fascinating so far to be part of the process of pushing legislation, communicating with legislators, and campaigning to spread the word about this constitutional amendment.
I feel honored to be part of a movement that will help victims be more empowered, and treated with more dignity and respect in our criminal justice system. Being a member of such a bipartisan effort is quite refreshing in today’s political climate. I look forward to learning, growing, and helping make important changes for our state throughout this internship.