Each year, the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation awards several Public Policy Fellowships to exceptional law students who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to public service and a developed interest in public policy. These law students commit their summers to advancing public policy issues through non-profit institutions, government agencies, and domestic or international organizations. This year, Brenda Keels (2L) has been named one of Catholic Law's 2020 recipients of the Squire Patton Boggs Public Policy Fellowship.
Keels will be interning at the Children's Law Center this summer in its Healthy Together/Guardian ad Litem Education Law division, where she will focus on policy issues related to monitoring and advancing the educational rights for students who identify as minorities. After law school, Keels intends to continue advocating for policies that support and protect children.
Keels shared, "I have been led, by the dedication of the advocates that helped change my life, to pursue a career in public policy work that will positively impact the lives of underserved children in my community.”