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Daniele Durkin, of Mineola, NY, is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term. Durkin, a member of the Class of 2020 majoring in Political Science, is traveling to Argentina, focus...Winter 2018-2019
Daniele Durkin, of Mineola, NY, was named to the Union College Class of 2020. Durkin is a graduate of Our Lady Of Mercy Academy. Applications to Union topped 6,000 for the first time, the highes...Fall 2016
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listAdvanced Regents Diploma with Honors, June 2016Added by Daniele
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listSpanish National Honor Society, March 2015 - June 2016Added by Daniele
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning a spot on an honors listNational Honor Society, April 2015 - June 2016Added by Daniele
Awards & Recognition
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning an academic awardPresident's Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence, June 2016Added by Daniele
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning an academic awardNational Spanish Exam ("NSE") - Bronze Award RecipientAdded by Daniele
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning an academic awardNational Hispanic Recognition Program 2015 - 2016 ScholarAdded by Daniele
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning an academic awardNassau County District Attorney's Office SHIELD Award Recipient, June 2016Added by Daniele
Daniele Durkin was recognized for earning an academic awardNational Merit Scholarship Program, Commended Student, 2014Added by Daniele
Activities & Affiliations
Pre-Law ClubPublic Relations ChairpersonFall 2016 - Winter 2018-2019Added by Daniele
Amnesty InternationalMemberFall 2016 - Spring 2017Added by Daniele
Gamma Phi BetaPACE ChairpersonAdded by Daniele
Student Ambassador ProgramI initially started as a member of the program and during my last year became one of the Directors on their Board of Directors.
I scheduled, advertised, and assisted in the set-up for a variety of school events. I served as a tour guide during Open Houses and allowed prospective students to shadow me during my classesSummer 2012 - Spring 2016Added by Daniele
Socratic/Philosophy ClubStarted as a member, and in 2015 - 2016 became a Captain of this club.
Examined and debated a variety of controversial ethical issues, such as physician-assisted suicide.
Trained and motivated teammates to engage in respectful debate, and craft and deliver fully-developed arguments.
Competed with teammates in the Long Island Ethics Bowl Competition against numerous other high schools.Fall 2013 - Winter 2016-2017Added by Daniele
Mock TrialVarsity Attorney - led the team debate with an opening statement discussing Fourth Amendment rights and restrictions.
Prepared cross and direct examination of witnesses, and trained to re-word and add on questions.Fall 2016 - Winter 2016-2017Added by Daniele
Casa Mary JohannaSupervised and aided grammar school children at this Hispanic-American after school program in Westbury, New York.
Assisted children with their homework and spoke in whatever language (Spanish or English) they felt more comfortable using, while personally connecting with them.Spring 2015 - Spring 2016Added by Daniele
Seasonal Sales AssociateDecember 2017 - December 2017
Assisted sales staff with customers.
Nassau County Probation Department, Mineola, NY
Summer InternJune 2017 - August 2017
Investigated and wrote reports on probationers by accessing both the eJustice and Warrants systems, and assisted supervisors with administrative work whenever necessary.
Engaged in interviews between probationers in the DUI, Sex Offense, and Gang Units and their respective Probation Officers, and utilized the breathalyzer on probationers suspected of substance abuse issues.
Paid note takerMarch 2017 - June 2017
Asked by college to take notes for another student.
Nassau County Youth Court, Hempstead, NY
AdvocateApril 2014 - September 2016
Collaborated with this branch of the restorative justice system and was assigned as an Advocate to represent either the respondent or community in a trial-like setting, with a jury of the respondent's peers and ADA's Reyer and Kaplan.
Reviewed confidential information, including police reports, witness testimonies, and affidavits in order to draft opening and closing statements, direct and cross examination questions and to recommend reparations.
Terezakis Law Firm
InternJuly 2016 - August 2016
Researched and gathered information on numerous countries in order to assist the attorneys' with a variety of cases.
Analyzed the personal information of clients and communicated with clients through written documents and telephone calls to request information in both English and Spanish, observed court proceedings, and performed a variety of administrative work.
Kings County Supreme Court
Judicial InternJuly 2015 - August 2015
Observed a variety of court cases in family, criminal and civil law.
Participated in a mock trial competition as a defense attorney, and prepared opening and closing statements, as well as cross and direct examination of witnesses.
Competed and received first place in an Interview Competition, during which a panel of three judges scored competitors on their ability to field questions, both ethical and unethical, from inquisitors in positions of authority.