Note: Each summer, Nebraska Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of bright, talented law clerks and interns. This is one of a series of posts that feature Appleseed’s clerks and interns discussing their backgrounds and experiences.
Name: Makayla Haussler
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. (Junior-to-be at Lincoln Southwest High School)
About me: “I’m about to be a junior at Lincoln Southwest High School. I have a large collection of cardigans. I really like the books East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou.”
Why Appleseed: “I’m really passionate about social justice issues, and I wanted to find out what it is like to work for a non-profit. Specifically, I’m interested in anything related to women’s issues and policies affecting families, but also economic justice. I hope to gain good experience working for Appleseed, and hopefully, find out about what I want to do later. For example, I wouldn’t want to go to law school if I find out working at a law firm isn’t for me.”
Future Plans: “Graduating from high school, and then going to college. Hopefully, somewhere out of state. But that’s a long way. Who knows? I want to study political science. My first choice for schools would be Yale. I love New Haven (Connecticut, Yale’s location). It’s beautiful.”