Congratulations to rising 3L Tierra Fulwood for being selected by the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) as one of the two fellows for 2022. Tierra’s educational and community service history allowed her to stand out and become selected as this year’s FIU fellow.
“Tierra was one of 17 applicants from around the country, and rose to the top as an outstanding candidate,” said Melba Pearson, Director of Policy & Programs at FIU. “It’s an honor to be able to assist a student who is so driven to help others receive a stipend so she can hone her skills at an unpaid internship this summer at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office”
Tierra applied for the fellowship because she wanted to gain the experience of being a prosecutor and receive guidance through mentoring.
At FIU Law, Tierra is the current President of the Criminal Law Society, the community and outreach coordinator of the H.T. Smith Black Law Student Association, an ABA representative, and a member of the FIU Law Trial Team. Prior to attending law school, she was a student at Georgia State University where she performed community service by mentoring young women. After earning her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2017, Tierra decided to give back to her community and other young students by joining Teach for America, teaching algebra I at Miami Northwestern Senior High School.
Motivated by wanting to make a difference in her community, Tierra knew she had to follow a career that allowed her to be able to make a change. After graduating from law school, Tierra is aiming to establish her own firm or become an elected state attorney all while paving the way for future young black women who are also interested in the field of Law.
(Pictured from left to right: Dean Antony Page, 2L Tierra Fulwood, Director Melba Pearson)