Michelle Chan – 2016 Community Service Scholarship Recipient


Michelle Chan, 2016 Community Service Scholarship recipient

Michelle Chan, 2016 Community Service Scholarship recipient

Michelle is a 2L at the New York University School of Law and a New York native. She is dedicated to strengthening and supporting the Asian American community, an interest that grew during college as a Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Project AHEAD intern. Michelle is interested in the intersection between social justice, women’s rights, and immigrant rights. She was a recipient of AALFNY’s 2016 Community Service Scholarship and interned at the New York Asian Women’s Center where she assisted domestic violence and human trafficking survivors with related immigration matters.

“Working with the Asian American community is something I value deeply and I am honored to be chosen as one of the recipients of the AALFNY 2016 Community Service Scholarship. My internship at the NYAWC this summer was a uniquely humbling and rewarding experience, and the scholarship has helped greatly in lessening tuition costs. My experience this summer has reinforced my belief in culturally competent legal practice and helped foster a better understanding of how I can serve my community. I am thankful to AALFNY for the support they have provided throughout, both through the scholarship and mentoring opportunities.”