Humans of SBS: AFP Diversity Fellows



Being an immigrant and growing up in an immigrant community impacted my academic and career decisions. As I became aware of how politics and law affected my community, I began advocating for our rights by raising awareness, doing art-related activism (artivism), and organizing. I am studying Political Science because I want to dive deeper into how political systems are working for and against the immigrant community, and what can be done to benefit all, regardless of immigration status. In addition to representing the community in the streets, I aim to advocate for them in government as a public servant, and in the courtroom as an immigration lawyer.

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS