Seeking to make a difference in court

Tavione Griffin ‘24

Major: Legal studies

Minor: Business leadership

Internship: Family court bureau of the Monroe County public defender’s office in Rochester, New York

    At a glance

    What she does: “This internship has been amazing! I work with the attorneys on their cases, and I also work with the caseworkers, shadowing them throughout their day and with the paralegal drafting any motions or settlements.”

    Career goal: “to be an attorney, possibly an attorney for the child, providing legal services for kids who are within the legal system for family court matters or other situations. I would love to just know that I made a difference in someone's life — and help them come out of a terrible or difficult situation.”

    Why Naz: Tavi transferred to Naz because she wanted a degree in legal studies, not criminal justice, which is unique in the area. “I really wanted to go into law school feeling as prepared as I could,” she says.

    SPARK support: A Nazareth SPARK Grant, which provides $1,500, helped make it possible for her to do the unpaid summer internship and still pay her bills.