Erin Thorn graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a major in social psychology and a minor in German.
During her senior year at Lehigh, Erin’s thesis on the division of work in lesbian-headed households received a Donald T. Campbell Social Science Research Prize, which is awarded for “papers of high quality, methodological originality and societal significance.”
During her time at Hofstra Law, Erin has largely focused on immigration and international human rights issues.
She completed an internship with the International Gay and Lesbian Association in Brussels, Belgium, where she researched strategies for intersex advocacy at the United Nations.
She also interned with Immigration Equality in New York City, aiding in the removal defense of LGBT immigrants, and Southern Migrant Legal Services in Nashville, Tennessee, providing legal services to migrant farm workers.
During the fall 2013 semester, Erin is participating in the inaugural semester of the Hofstra Law in D.C. Externship Program, where she is completing a full-time externship at Immigration and Customs Enforcement — Immigration Law and Practice Division.
Christa Levko graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, with a major in political science and minors in music, and law and society.
During all four years at LVC, Christa was involved with Freedom Rings, the college’s LGBT organization. Her sophomore year she served as the treasurer, and in her junior and senior years served as president.
As president she worked as a liaison between the campus and the LGBT community, organizing numerous dialogues and events.
Christa also was head director of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues at LVC and volunteered for the campus’s Women’s Services and Gender Resource Center.
Christa presented research on the U.S. Supreme Court case Ashcroft v. Iqbal at the Pennsylvania Political Science Association conference and the Midwest Political Science Association conference.
She also interned at the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington’s Center for Advancing Justice in Washington, D.C., and at MidPenn Legal Services in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.