Social Justice Mission Scholars are dedicated to advocating for equal opportunity and civic engagement at the intersection of public service and social change.
Mission Scholarships support students who come to Vermont Law School with a cause, and who want to use the power of the law to make a difference in their communities and the world. Social Justice Mission Scholars are selected based on their previous experiences in social justice and an interest in public l service and social justice projects in the future. They are an active force on the VLS campus, partnering with student groups such as BLSA, ALS and SPEAK to host events and contribute to local community projects.
Current Social Justice Mission Scholars
Nico Lustig JD/MFALP'19
Rasheta Butler JD'19
Ashleigh Angel JD/MFALP'20
Carly Orozco JD/MFALP'20
Edmond LeSesne JD/MARJ'20
Denise Holland JD'19
Sarah Puzzo JD'20, LLM Food and Agriculture Law '21
Lauren King JD/MARJ '21
Hannah Andrew JD'21
Mariana Muñoz JD'21
Kayley Olson JD'21
Theophilus Agbi JD'21
Nicole Caudell JD'22
Katie Clukey JD'23
Monica Cooper JD'22
Ricardo “Rico” J.J. Edwards MARJ’19 JD’22
Caitlin Kennedy MARJ’19 JD’22
Liz Mackey MARJ’19 JD’232
Name (if different from what shows up on email)
Legal Name: Kaelin Mackey
Preferred Name: Liz Mackey (she/her/hers)
Liz grew up in southern Vermont, dodging sticks and corn ears thrown by her older brothers. From early on, Liz's parents instilled in her a small-town Vermont, service-oriented mindsight. Whether through trail maintenance (bushwhacking), or volunteer coaching, Liz developed a passion for supporting her community.
Surprisingly, Liz followed in her mischievous brothers' footsteps, attending Middlebury College for her undergraduate degree. In 2010, she earned a B.A. in History and obtained a VT teaching license in 7-12 Social Studies. In 2013, while serving as an AmeriCorps member in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Liz earned her M.Ed. from Northeastern University.