Michaell Santos

President, Alumni Society Board

My name is Michaell Santos from the Bronx, New York, originally from the Dominican Republic. I attend the Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice and will be attending Yale University as a Questbridge Scholar this fall where I plan on majoring in political science and pursuing a certificate in Human rights. Through the Equity Lab I have taken 5 courses which are Principles of Criminal Justice and Environmental Justice with Howard University, The Modern and Postmodern with Wesleyan University, Raise Your Voice: Learn to Write Successfully for College and Beyond with Stanford University, and Future-L: Introduction to American Law and the U.S Legal System with Harvard Law School. I want to see myself working in law or politics, to give back and help my community with issues that I think are important to solve. Due to that passion, I’ve pursued opportunities to expand my passion and have had the honor of interning for City Council Member Vanessa Gibson and Judge George B. Daniels of the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York. I was drawn to the alumni society because I wanted to keep my connection with the lab and find a way to give back. Since my junior year, the lab has given me countless opportunities and has allowed me to grow as a student and person. Gaining leadership in the alumni society was a step for me to collaborate with other students and strengthen the alumni network. The National Education Equity Lab made me realize that I could be successful outside of the environment in which I was already confident. The equity lab has also made me grow a passion for education equity and bringing educational resources to communities like mine.

When I’m not doing something related to school, I love exploring different new places and restaurants with friends.