Erika M. Sabovik

Erika M. Sabovik
Major: Communication Studies
Concentration: Women Studies
Erika had applied to the Barden Travel fund and was able to commute to her internship from her home in Shelton, CT to New York, NY at Lambda Legal, a nonprofit law office. This opportunity was also made possible with many thanks to the Hancock Student Leadership Program directed by Dr. Averell Manes.  As part of the internship, Erika was able to receive direct experience working in a nonprofit, communicating with different teams and departments, and working on one of her many passions, LGBTQ+ issues and laws.
“By interning at Lambda Legal, my knowledge and skills in the LGBTQ+ will only grow and strengthened…This opportunity is once in a lifetime, and while my parents were originally going to help me pay for travel, they have been overwhelmed the last three years with countless medical bills…”