The Death Penalty Focus staff wants to thank our two amazing summer interns for all of their hard work!
Janet Sanchez, a Bay Area native, will be a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles where she is majoring in Critical Theories - Social Justice. After doing research for a high school presentation about the death penalty, she was shocked by the many myths and misconceptions that surround the topic. Janet realized that not enough people understand the facts about the death penalty, and became driven to learn more and share that information with other people.
Jess Davis is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College in Pomona. She was first introduced to DPF while attending the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s Civic Leadership program. After seeing a presentation on the death penalty and going out to collect signatures and talk to civilians about the death penalty and its social and economic consequences, she became more passionate about the need to end the death penalty.
Janet and Jess worked this summer on critical research around innocence, lethal injection drug regulations, and unsolved murder rates. You can also check out some of their articles in our recent edition of The Sentry (the redesign was also done by Janet!).
We love having interns in the office, and Jess and Janet were no exception. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work, passion, and commitment to ending the death penalty.
If you are interested in interning or volunteering for Death Penalty Focus, please fill out an application. We will be selecting new interns for the fall semester at the beginning of September!