Yasmine Seghir L’25
Yasmine grew up in Central Massachusetts and attended Vassar College. Her studies in Political Science sparked her interest in getting directly involved with movements to effect change. This led her to immigrant justice work during her senior year when Yasmine worked alongside organizers at For the Many, an immigrant-led community organization, to pass Municipal ID programs in the Hudson Valley and the “Green Light Law” in New York State. After college, she was awarded a US-UK Fulbright Scholarship to obtain an MA in International Politics at Aberystwyth University where she continued her prior studies of postcolonialism, anti-colonial politics, and peasant movements in the Global South.
After her Fulbright, Yasmine did one year with AmeriCorps in Washington, D.C., working as a case manager at Mary House, a transitional housing program for immigrant and refugee families. She then spent two years before law school as a family advocate at the Center for Family Representation in New York City where she worked on teams with attorneys and parents to defend parental rights in the family policing system. Her experience working directly with those systematically impacted by the law propelled her desire to obtain a legal degree.
Yasmine’s work has shown her that community-driven solutions are the only way forward in creating a more just world. As a Penn Carey Law student and as an attorney, Yasmine’s work will be directed by the communities she serves.