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Peggy Browning Fund Awards Fellowships to Two Temple Law Students

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Katrina Liu '13 and to Danielle Newsome '15. Katrina will spend her fellowship working at the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, while Danielle will spend hers working at Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union No. 19.

Katrina earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. She then worked in the sales division of General Mills for over three years before returning to school for a dual degree at Temple Law and Fox School of Business. In addition to taking classes, Katrina has held internships with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Temple Small Business Development Center. She also served as a staff editor for the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, which will soon publish her student comment on employment protection for ex-offenders. In applying for a Peggy Browning Fellowship, Katrina noted, "I witnessed what it means to live in a country without strong labor and employment laws when I lived in Ghana as a volunteer teacher. I learned that the enforcement of fair labor laws is something not to be taken for granted."

Danielle is a native of Philadelphia, where her mother is a member of the Philadelphia Federations of Teachers, AFT local 3. While completing her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, Danielle interned for the Congress of South African Trade Unions where she coordinated and co-facilitated a strategic corporate research training for local union staff in the Western Cape. Danielle also worked as an organizer for the Northeast Region Organizing Project of the American Federation of Teachers, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and the Change to Win Federation. Danielle currently serves as vice president for membership and recruitment for the Philadelphia chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and is active in the chapter's Young Women's Committee. In 2012, Danielle completed the Pennsylvania New Leaders Program of the Center for Progressive Leadership. For the past two years she has taught at the Cornell/AFL-CIO Strategic Corporate Research Summer School and plans to return for the 2013 school.

The Peggy Browning Fund is a not for-profit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1994 until 1997.  Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice.  These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law.

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