Pucci Wins Rowe Scholarship
Pucci, a West Newbury, Mass., resident who graduated from Cornell University with a degree in government and international relations, will be working at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston this summer, where she hopes to learn firsthand about the workings of the federal criminal justice system and how prosecutors practice in the field.
The Rowe Scholarship was created by family members to honor the memory of Dana Rowe, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in the early 1980s.
“The scholarship enables me to return home to Boston this summer to work in a public interest job which I know will be an amazing summer experience,” Pucci said.
During her first year of law school, Pucci was selected for the editorial board of the Virginia Journal of International Law and volunteered for Virginia’s Election Protection Program in Charlottesville, where she monitored polls and answered questions about voters’ rights on election day.
Pucci is a member of the Young Women’s Task Force, a Washington, D.C.-based organization of young women who focus on how to bridge the feminist movement’s past and future. She has been involved in founding a New England branch of the Task Force.
Pucci pursued her passion for debate by joining an extramural
moot court team, and competed in the Prince Evidence Moot Court
Competition April 7-9 at Brooklyn Law School. During her junior
year in college, Pucci studied at the London School of Economics,
where she became chair of the debate society and founded their
first annual debate tournament, which drew students from across
Scotland and England. She also volunteered to teach debating
skills to underprivileged high school students in London through
a program run by the English-Speaking Union, a British charity.