My name is Mahlet Seyoum and I'm a 2010 graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. with Honors in African and African-American Studies. While at Stanford I was Co-President of the Black Pre-Law Society, served on the Haas Center for Community Service's Student Advisory Committee as well as the African and African-American Studies Advisory Committee, and was a member of the Black Community Services Center staff. I currently live in New York City where I am a Client Advocate for the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a holistic indigent defense organization serving the people of Upper Manhattan, and am a Contributing Writer for PolicyMic.com.