Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

 

Imani Brown '22 - Graduates Early, Heads to Law School

Imani Brown '22 Which academic achievement are you particularly proud?

Earning my certificate in dispute resolution. I have always called myself the mediator in my family and with friends, and now, with this certificate, I can officially mediate. I learned so much from the program, things like active listening, learning how to diffuse a situation, understanding different types of conflict-handling styles, and cross-cultural negotiations.

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Monae Ollivierre '22 - Overcomes Adversity, Wins Award, Excels at John Jay

Monae Ollivierre '22

How did John Jay make your experience rewarding?
Dr. Maria Volpe (Professor of Sociology and Director of the Dispute Resolution Program) has been amazing. She has been my champion. Dr. Volpe saw things in me before I could see them in myself. There was a mediation training program and she advocated on my behalf to make sure it was paid for at no cost to me. Now, I’m earning my dispute resolution certificate. She wrote me a letter of recommendation and I was floored by her description of me.

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Frida Shamie '20 - Launches Her Own Dispute Resolution Business

Monae Ollivierre '22

“The dispute resolution courses at John Jay really opened up a world of possibilities for me. I learned negotiation skills and about emotional intelligence. I learned the value of remaining neutral during mediation, and how to speak to people and understand their feelings.”

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Je’nee Fisher '20 - Gets Hands-On Experience with the Southern District of NY

Monae Ollivierre '22

“It’s so important for students to have an internship before graduating, and I was determined to not waste my final semester or this incredible opportunity,” says Fisher, who earned her bachelor’s degree and Certificate in Dispute Resolution this past May. “Internships are a stepping stone to success and have proven to be beneficial for students entering into the workforce. Not only do they enhance your skill set and increase your network, internships also help pave the way for you to enter the career of your dreams.”

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Lisa Cho '20 - Scholarship Finalist

Monae Ollivierre '22

“Winning the 'One Lawyer Can Change the World' scholarship would make an incredible impact on my life. It means I wouldn’t have to worry about paying for my first year of law school and can instead focus on my education and getting good grades.”

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