Hello! My name is Destané cherry and I am passionate about criminal justice reform, juvenile justice issues, and public policy. My career and academic goals are to graduate from graduate school with a master’s in public administration and from law school with a juris doctorate, focusing in criminal law and juvenile law. I would like to become a prosecutor working to make sure that before delinquents face a court room, something else can be done to help keep them out of the system. Maintaining justice and ensuring those who are innocent does not just happen with the defense attorney but starts with prosecutors actually taking a step back and working for the people.
I am studying Justice and Law with a concentration in criminal justice at American University in Washington, DC. Along with my bachelor’s degree I am working towards a minor in Japanese language, as well as certificates in the School of Public Affairs Leadership program and the Women and Politics Institute: Politics, Policy, and Leadership program. On campus I am a member of the student conduct council within the office of campus life and development.