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Meet Amillia Heredia, CJC Summer Intern (2021)


August 20, 2021 — My name is Amillia, and I am current graduate student at UW-Milwaukee. I'm pursing a master's in criminal justice, and afterwards, will be completing a master's degree in African and African diaspora. I aim to also complete a law degree, with the goal to use all degrees to pursue working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As of right, I am a gobal security analyst, but am hoping to transition into a new position once my master's degree is complete. I am very passionate about justice regarding sex-based crimes, but I also think advocacy and representation is important as well.  Considering this, I would also like to open a non-profit organization that places survivors of sexual abuse currently in the foster system into homes that specialize in care for survivors in Milwaukee. This way, I would be able to tackle sex-based crimes from both the justice angle as well as a healing angle. Additionally, I am the president of Student Assocation on campus, as well as the graduate equity team lead for the Honors college. As a student leader on campus, I work to make sure that students are being heard, have a space where they can voice their concerns, and receive advocacy from myself and others who work with administration. I personally believe that Milwaukee is a beautiful city with an abundance of potential and my overall goal is to ensure that all the work and projects I am involved in contribute to said potential and beauty. 

Milwaukee Community Justice Council


633 West Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 409, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Mandy Potapenko, Director

(414) 435-1250




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