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The Admissions Office is lucky to partner with amazing students who work with us as Admissions Coordinators, Diversity Representatives, and Admissions Representatives. Get to know a little bit more about some of our current students and recent alums. You can also reach out to our current students with your questions during the academic year.

Meet Phoenix Rice-Johnson ’22

February 2, 2021

Phoenix Rice-Johnson

Graduation Year

What is your hometown?
Pahoa, HI

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
University of Wisconsin - Madison; Political Science and International Studies

Tell us about your prior work experience and grad degrees
I previously worked for the Brennan Center for Justice voting rights and elections team. I also earned a Master's in Public Policy from King's College London.

What is your favorite thing to do in New Haven?
Walk along the Canal Greenway to Fussy Coffee and buy myself a tasty latte 

What is your favorite restaurant in New Haven?
Ninth Square Market Too Caribbean Style

What student groups, journals, and/or clinics have you been involved in?
First Generation Professionals, Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic, Civil Rights Project

What has been your favorite class at YLS?
Capital Punishment with Professor Stephen Bright 

What are your career aspirations?
I'll probably work in direct legal services after law school and maybe eventually pivot to impact litigation and/or advocacy. 

What do you like most about working for the Admissions Office?
It's fun to speak to incoming students and to share advice. It makes me excited to meet the incoming class.