Jennifer Castillo - Fellow of the Month March 2013
Law Graduate Fellow
Hometown: Lawrence, Massachusetts
School: Boston College Law School
Placement: Clerkship with Judge Marisa Demeo
Jennifer Castillo is a Dominican-American from Lawrence, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree from Boston College where she majored in international studies. In college, Jennifer dedicated her time to advocating and working on behalf of vulnerable populations, including victims of domestic violence, refugees, and special education students.
While at Boston College Law School, Jennifer served on the community service board for the Law Student Association and on the diversity committee for the Latin American Law Student Association. During her third year, Jennifer was a student clinician in the Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project Clinic, where she advocated on behalf of special education students as their Guardian ad Litem. Jennifer was recognized with the Association of Corporate Counsel Law Student Ethics Award for Boston College Law School and the Susan Grant Desmarais Award for outstanding work in a clinical program.
Jennifer’s primary career goal is to work on issues affecting the legal rights and welfare of children, especially the poor and disadvantaged. As the CHCI Graduate Law Fellow, Jennifer will continue to hone her legal skills while gaining valuable insight and knowledge about the public policy process.