Romerlyns Alberic is a Haitian American law student at St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to entering law school, he spent five and a half years as an after school counselor, where he developed a passion for working with youth. He also spent two years working for a Medicaid program where he learned the importance of community-based work. His past work experience has shaped how he views the world around him, and he carried that worldview with him into the legal world, especially as a black law student who’s one year away from becoming a black attorney. He is a firm believer that it is important for black people to give back to their communities, to show the youth coming up that they also have a chance to be more than what society tells them they can be. This belief is why he intends to use his law degree for youth and community development.