Elizabeth Martinez is a senior Government and Sociology double major from Dallas, Texas. As a Sociology Honors student she conducts independent research into state legislation that allows for criminal record discrimination and its effects on state recidivism rates. Elizabeth serves as a co-social chair for the Texas Darlins spirit organization where she has the opportunity to mentor children from Austin’s Boys and Girls club as part of the organization’s philanthropy. Additionally, she serves as Treasurer for the Department of Sociology’s international honors society, Alpha Kappa Delta.
Meredith Gusky graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.A. in International Studies with concentrations in human rights and law and minored in Spanish and European Studies. During her undergrad she worked for a student advocacy group, interned for the NGO Everywomen Treaty, and studied abroad in the Western Balkans region to research transitional justice. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and basket weaving. Originally from Austin, Meredith is excited to return home and work with LSJA!
Emily Schuerman is a junior at the University of Texas studying Government and Sociology. She is passionate about serving others and has traveled to both Haiti and Malawi to promote the spread of education through the construction of primary schools in underprivileged villages. Planning to attend law school after graduating, she has worked as an assistant to a local criminal defense attorney and interned with LSJA since January 2019.