Disability Rights North Carolina is excited to welcome Laura Fisher, Jordan Holman, Ramona Sonner-Myers and Christelle Tshibengabo as our 2022 summer intern class. The interns are working with our legal teams on a range of issues. These projects give them valuable experience and help DRNC’s ability to protect and defend the rights of North Carolinians with disabilities. They will be with us from June 1 – August 5. We are happy that they decided to work with us this summer.
Meet the Summer 2022 Law Interns
Laura is a rising 2L at UNC School of Law. She is a double Tar Heel and spent the time between undergrad and law school working at a small organization in Brooklyn, New York that did communications, fundraising, and organizational planning work for nonprofits. Outside of school she likes to spend her time exploring Durham, hanging out with her cat, and cooking.
Jordan is a Rising 2L at the University of Alabama School of Law who is interested in disability rights and public defense work. Her main passion is the lives and rights of incarcerated/committed people which she hopes to work on this summer.
A few fun facts about Jordan are that she is gluten free (she loves to cook), likes to read horror novels (and watch the movies), and she taught English in Asia for a semester (Cambodia – she’s tried a fried tarantula!). She’s excited to work at DRNC this summer and get to know the staff.
Ramona is a rising 2L at Campbell Law School. She is interested civil rights law, specifically, employment discrimination. She is a student member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and is excited to learn more about litigation.
Lusamba “Christelle” Tshibengabo is a rising 2L at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She went to University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she obtained her bachelor of science degree in political science with minors in sociology, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
At NCCU School of Law, Christelle is the Secretary of the African Law Student Association, and member of the North Carolina Bar Association Minorities in the Profession student division. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family.
Christelle has personal interest in the rights of people with disabilities because her mother gained disabilities later in life. She is enthusiastic about the work she will do with DRNC as a legal intern over the course of the summer.