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MARY DIAZ

HOMETOWN:
Bronx, NY                   
HIGH SCHOOL:
DeWitt Clinton High School/Northfield Mount Hermon School     
MAJOR:
Government
STUDY ABROAD: 
Madrid, Spain                   
FAVORITE CLASS:
“Politics of Inequality” allowed me to think about income inequality from a quantitative and cross-national perspective, while also allowing me to remain conscious of inequality within the United States and the role that social identities play. I found myself thinking about many of the things we learned in class on adaily basis.
CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:
I have played on the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team since my freshman year, am a member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (Finance and Facilities Committee), work for the Usdan Center Activities Board, and volunteer as a mentor for the North End Action Team, a program that pairs Wesleyan students with children living in the North End of Middletown. I am also a member of WesQuisqueya, an affinity group for students of Dominican heritage. In the past, I have worked for Residential Life as a house manager for Womanist House, and I worked in the Office of Admission as an intern for the Student of Color program.
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
For the past three summers, I have interned within the Client Accounting and Pro Bono department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, a law firm in New York City. As an intern, I worked with their summer associates in managing their pro bono cases, transcribed case session tapes, edited and translated engagement and termination letters, and ran conflict checks. It was very fulfilling work.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
New student orientation was my favorite Wesleyan experience. Every single person I met was friendly and excited, and I got to see what Wesleyan is about—great bonds, talented and passionate students, and intellectual curiosity—to name a few. I met several of my best friends at Wesleyan during orientation and enjoyed the activities. It definitely set the precedent for all of the great Wesleyan experiences that were to come.     
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I plan on attending law school and studying international law. I am hoping to practice law for some time before entering a career in politics.

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