University of Rhode Island, B. A. in Political Science, May 2002
One month before beginning his first year of law school, Adam Horowitz had just returned from three years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in West Africa. Adam spent his first two years as a health and community development volunteer in The Gambia, where he assisted health workers in promoting malaria prevention, child nutrition, and reproductive health in a rural village. In 2009, he extended his service for a third year in Senegal, where he coordinated trainings of other volunteers and radio station staff on radio production and audio editing skills, organized a conference of PCVs from five West African countries, and created a digital online archive for volunteers’ radio shows (http://www.pcsenegal.org/index.php?page=radio/index.html
). Prior to his Peace Corps service, Adam worked as a legislative analyst at the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, DC, where he lobbied state legislatures to pass medical marijuana laws, and as an instructor of civics and politics at the Close Up Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization. Adam is currently spending his fellowship summer working with African Services Committee, which provides legal services to African immigrants and people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. As a first year student, he represented street vendors at Environmental Control Board hearings through the Street Vendor Project, a pro bono project at Brooklyn Law School. He speaks fluent Wolof and possesses varying levels of proficiency in French, Spanish, Mandinka, and Pulaar.