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Justice Center Gulf Coast Trip Participants and Partner Organizations

Comments from Our Partner Organizations

"We could not meet the volume of Katrina-related legal needs without the mass of pro bono attorneys and law students. The fact that everyone continues to volunteer two and a half years after the storm gives me hope because the students and attorneys recognize the ongoing disaster we're facing and they can educate the national public. In addition, we haven't seen this level of volunteerism since the civil rights movement and are able to use the momentum toward addressing larger, systemic community needs."
Crystal Utley, Mississippi Center for Justice

"The University of Texas students who interned in my office were being well groomed to become passionate dedicated advocates. I was pleased by the depth of their knowledge and the extent of their commitment to civil rights and social justice."
Charmel Gualden, Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center

"They were incredibly hardworking and helpful. The work they did was a huge step forward for our community planning process. In fact, they were so good, a little while later, I was actually in Austin with the Katrina Ritaville Express, and I contacted a few of them, and they were helpful again. They were cool."
Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives

Student Participants

Austin Barton '10 Deepa Nama '09
John Belanger '08 Amber Patel '10
Jessica Cassidy '09 Lindsey Peebles '10
Kelly Davis '09 Xochil Rodriguez '08
Paul Di Blasi '08 Kathrine Russell '08
Kaitlin Farrell '08 Dana Scott '09
Fuerza Linda Fraga '10 Adrian Shelley '10
Daniel Gagarin '08 Benjamin Simnacher '10
Michelle Garza '09 Lisa Snead '09
Noam Greenspan '10 Brian Stage '09
Elizabeth Hundt '10 Edward Valdespino '10
Jie Jiang LLM Amber VanSchuyver '08
Quinn Martindale '10 Chris Willett '09
Dave Mervis '10 Allison Zaby '10
Jessica Miller '10 Jo Zhou LLM

Student Drivers

Austin Barton Xochil Rodriguez
Paul Di Blasi Kathrine Russell
Daniel Gagarin Brian Stage
Noam Greenspan Amber VanSchuyver
Elizabeth Hundt  

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