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Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Announce 2020 Social Justice Scholarship Recipients

Freidin Brown, P.A. and SAVE are proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the FreidinBrown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships.

For the second consecutive year, Freidin Brown, P.A. has donated $25,000 to SAVE in order to provide scholarships for LGBTQ and allied students in South Florida who strive to lead in social justice. After receiving a number of extremely impressive applications, five exceptional candidates have been selected to receive a financial award. Each recipient has a proven record of leadership and contributions to the LGBTQ community and has demonstrated a commitment to social justice in their professional futures.

“These amazing five students are more than deserving of our support, with each having already made an impact on the LGBTQ community. With all their accomplishments to date, and having learned of their plans for the future, I am excited to watch them go on to do great things in their respective fields,” said Jonathan Freidin, an attorney at Freidin Brown, P.A. who also serves as Chair of the SAVE, Inc. Board of Directors.

The recipients of the 2020 Freidin Brown, P.A. & SAVE Social Justice Scholarships are as follows:

 

Brittney R. Davis, Jack Lee Jordan, Jake Balducci, Jordan Gary, & Nathaly M. Gonzalez.

Brittney R. Davis

Brittney R. Davis is a native of the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is a doctoral candidate in the Community Well-Being program at the University of Miami. She is a former high school educator and higher education professional with research interests surrounding educational equity, namely utilizing her agenda to uplift the voices and schooling experiences of minoritized students. She is involved in and indebted to her “Qmmunity” within and outside of the University of Miami for its continued support, and she works to pay it forward in her efforts to cultivate and engage within spaces for Queer-identified Black folx at the university and in South Florida.

Jack Lee Jordan 

Jack Lee Jordan (they/them) is a disabled, queer, non-binary, Black Puerto Rican born and raised in Miami, Florida. They are currently working toward completing their undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Jack has been involved in South Florida activism for over ten years since they were in their early teens. Jack’s focus is on queer/ trans liberation, healthy relationships, inclusive and accessible spaces, risk-aware safer sex, and youth empowerment. They hope to bring this lived experience into their career by bringing a sex-positive, queer, afro-centric lens of care to better serve and help marginalized communities that often fall through the cracks of intentional care.

  Jake Balducci

Jake Balducci is a first-year law student at Florida State University. Born and raised in South Florida, Jake is a multi-instrumentalist who graduated magna cum laude from the Florida State University (FSU) College of Music. A queer man himself, he aspires to fight injustice in the field of entertainment as a lawyer. He has been involved in student government and numerous student organizations. He currently holds leadership positions in his school’s chapters of the Business Law Society and Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society.

Jordan Gary  

Jordan Gary is a second-year student at the University of Miami School of Law. She is from Southern California and completed her undergraduate education at University of Southern California (USC). She currently serves as the LGBT Bar Liaison for UM’s OutLaw chapter and Vice President of the Black Law Students Association. Jordan is interested in the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation, and how law and policy can shape societal and cultural attitudes towards those varying identities.

  Nathaly M. Gonzalez

Nathaly M. Gonzalez is a Colombian-Turkish student at the University of Miami (UM) studying Psychology and French with minors in Chemistry and Biology as a Plus One Scholar. This is her third year and currently, she is the President of SpectrUM, the longest-running and largest LGBTQ organization at UM; and serves as a member of the Undergraduate Honor Council. She believes that it is through community and dialogue that we are able to grow together towards making the world a better place and being the change we wish to see.

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