Impact Center Fellows

Veronica Rose
Impact Center Fellow

Veronica is a third-year law student at New York Law School. This year, she is participating in the Education Law Clinic at New York Law School representing NYC students in suspension hearings. She is also currently serving as the Training Coordinator for the Trial Competition Team at NYLS. She recently was a legal intern for the Bronx Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society. Last year, she was a judicial intern in the NYC Civil Court. Prior to law school, she worked as a legal assistant handling complex litigation involving children with special needs. Veronica graduated from Boston University with a degree in American Studies and Political Science. During her junior year, she interned abroad at a solicitors’ firm specializing in criminal defense and family law. She also interned for the constituent services office at the Massachusetts State House working with constituents across the state to resolve issues with unemployment, housing, public benefits, health insurance and similar matters. During college Veronica also volunteered with the Boston University Community Service Center teaching science experiments to local elementary school students.

Eleanor Spencer
Impact Center Fellow

Eleanor Spencer is a second-year law student at New York Law School serving as a Fellow for the Impact Center for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is responsible for planning multiple public interest themed events at NYLS and drafting and editing Impact Center Publications. Also, she is an affiliate at the Center for International Law and the Secretary for the International Law Society. Over the past summer, she returned to the United Kingdom, where she is originally from, to study international law at the University of Law, London. Prior to law school, she interned at the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender in Ann Arbor, MI where she conducted legal research for child abuse and neglect briefs, interviewed incarcerated clients, and met with the children involved. Also, she worked with a team of lawyers and case workers to help ensure the children thrived moving forward. She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oakland University.

Alyssa Bain
Impact Center Fellow

Alyssa is a second-year student at New York Law School. Prior to attending law school, she spent several years in the non-profit sector providing direct services to low-income immigrants. Her first year was spent working at Cabrini Immigrant Services, where she helped youth submit applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She then spent the following three years implementing and managing the Office for New Americans opportunity center at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow in Brooklyn. There, she worked as a BIA-accredited representative to submit a variety of immigration applications including naturalization and DACA. That work ultimately led her to pursue her JD. During her first year of studies, Alyssa interned as a Justice AmeriCorps Fellow with Safe Passage Project and as a Catalyst Public Interest Fellow at Sanctuary for Families. Now in her second year, she is a member of the Asylum Clinic in addition to her role as Vice President of the Immigration Law Students Society. She is also an active student member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies with concentrations in Latin American History and Spanish.