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Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
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Jessica Garafalo

Liberal Arts Major(s): Criminology, Psychology
Minor: Sociology
Hometown: Commack, New York
Experience Time: Summer 2020

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

As an intern, I had a virtual meeting every day where I met with ADAs in different units, such as human trafficking, domestic abuse, firearms trafficking, etc, to learn more about what they did. In addition, I attended arraignments virtually and wrote a policy paper on human trafficking education and prevention.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically because I was able to use what I had learned in class and apply it to real-life experiences and cases. I have also learned new information about the law that will help me in future classes.

This experience impacted me academically because I was able to use what I had learned in class and apply it to real-life experiences and cases.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This will impact my career goals because I learned a lot about the law and have networked with numerous people within Suffolk County.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of the Liberal Arts helped me find this internship because my Liberal Arts mentor and I brainstormed internship ideas together and the college helped me succeed because I was able to use the enrichment funds to buy business professional clothing.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website. 
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