Tashakee Ledgister is interning with Satter Ruhlen Law Firm this semester through her Political Science Internship Course at Syracuse University, taught by Political Science Professor and Campbell Public Affairs Institute Director Grant Reeher.
Tashakee migrated to the US from Jamaica at the age of 13. She has lived in NYC and Long Island, and attended high school in Manhattan. She is now a Junior at SU, majoring in Political Science and Political Philosophy, with a minor in Public Policy. Tashakee is a Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Scholar, and a recipient of the Our Time Has Come and Invest in Success scholarships. She is a South Campus Community Ambassador and a peer mentor for Dimensions and Orange Success. In her free time, Tashakee is a member of the Caribbean Students Association and is part of the Kalabash Dance Troup, which performs at local SU games and engages in community service projects. Recent projects include raising over $2000 for underserved families, and running a supply drive for women affected by the NYCHA fire in Harlem. Tashakee plans to go to law school when she graduates.
Tashakee wanted to intern at Satter Ruhlen Law Firm because, while she had worked on political campaigns and interned in a big law firm, she wanted to learn more about working in a small firm. “When I started working at Satter Law, I didn’t know that I was interested in labor law. It wasn’t an area that I knew anything about previously, but I find it fascinating.” In fact, Tashakee wrote her midterm paper on how her interested in labor law has developed over the semester. “One of my favorite activities at Satter Law has been sitting in on client consultations. It has taught me a lot about putting people at their ease when they are under stress and facing emotional situations that drive them to seek legal help.”
We are impressed with Tashakee’s experience on political campaigns and working with underserved populations. Tashakee is terrific to work with – she’s curious, engaged, and committed to defending workers’ rights. Also, she’s a ton of fun! Thanks for joining us, Tashakee!