Frances Paulino

Frances Paulino (she/her) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Outside of the classroom, Frances was actively involved in student government and BIPOC student advocacy. She was awarded the Association of Latino Alumni Student Leadership Award during her final year of studies.

In the past, Frances interned at Common Cause, a pro-democracy grassroots organization, where she coordinated and developed the organizing efforts around Supreme Court case Rucho v. Common Cause. Her participation in mass mobilization inspired her to write her culminating project on the political impact of the Families Belong Together protests entitled “Mass Migrant Resistance & Congressional Behavior”. Frances was also a teaching assistant for an Academically Based Community Service course. As a teaching assistant, she coordinated service-learning projects with Philadelphia non-profits and led discussions on the intersection of service and academic research.

She hopes to attend law school in the future and pursue a career in the public interest sector.

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