Karina Melendez
Karina, an honor roll student, was ranked second in her class at the Bronx School of Law and Finance (New York, NY) where she was a member of her school’s Law Academy and mock trial team, and served as captain of the moot court team. Her academic achievements and activities are only one facet of this extraordinary and resilient young woman: Karina is known not only for her gratitude toward those who have helped her to overcome numerous hardships, but also for her constant willingness to share her gifts and help others. Karina is a senior at Columbia University who is working on her credentials for a career as a high school teacher of history and social studies. She served as the recruitment chair for Casa Latina, which is a housing complex on campus.


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