For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2021

FAMU Law Student Kristin Sanders Receives

Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Summer Fellowship

ORLANDO, Fla – Kristin Sanders, a first-year law student at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law has received the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Summer Fellowship. The Fellowship uses mentoring as a platform to increase diversity in the legal profession.

“The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Fellowship has provided me with a village of leaders and professionals who are invested in guiding me throughout my legal journey,” said Kristin Sanders. “I am thankful for this genuine investment in my future.”

In 2018, Sanders graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and African American Studies. Before attending law school, Kristin led groundbreaking research on reproductive justice law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law to halt the criminalization of self-induced abortion and subsequent incarceration of women around the world.

Most recently, the Ft. Lauderdale native served as a director at NextGen America helping to register and mobilize over 1.4 million young people to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

At FAMU Law, Sanders serves as vice president of the Criminal Law Society using her passion for social justice to promote criminal justice reform. She is dedicated to elevating a new precedent of progressive prosecution by bridging a gap between underserved communities and the State Attorney’s Office.

As a Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Summer Fellow, Sanders is working as a federal judicial intern with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

This year, eight Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Summer Fellowships were awarded to law students who are academically and professionally driven.