Stephanie Larios ’13

Major: Biology and Ethnic Studies. Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada.


Julian Fellow in Civil Rights

Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Week 10:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


August 17, 2012 | Fellow in Civil Rights I cannot believe my internship has come to an end! I spent this last week conducting more research and adding to the document on the history of the CRCRC. Seeing as I could not finish the section on the past twelve years of the CRCRC, I printed off various articles that […]

Week 9:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


August 8, 2012 | Fellow in Civil Rights Since I missed last week’s blog, I will just combine the two weeks here! On July 24th I had the opportunity to go with Stefanie who was conducting interviews at a local trucking company as part of her investigation. We interviewed about 6 people in regards to a man who felt […]

Week 7:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


July 25, 2012 | Fellow in Civil Rights I spent all of last week at the front desk. The experience was pretty neat and enjoyable as I was able to answer calls and talk to individuals whenever they came in inquiring about what they needed to do when they felt they had been discriminated against. In cases where I […]

Week 6:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


July 18, 2012 | Fellow in Civil Rights The investigators of the Civil Rights Commission strongly remind me of Cornell students in that there is more to them than meets the eye. Not only are they all committed to civil and human rights, but they have many interests and hobbies that exceed their profession and line of expertise. Just […]

Week 5:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


July 10, 2012 | Fellow in Civil Rights This week I sat in on a training pertaining to the Fair Housing Act and accommodations. Throughout this training I realized just how confused I am on career paths. I had always had the intention of going to medical or PA school, which is why I chose to major in Biology […]

Week 4:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


July 3, 2012 | This past week I was reminded of just how incredibly hot and humid it gets during the summer months here in the Mount Vernon/Cedar Rapids area. Every day I step out of my MV apartment or the office building I work at, I feel as though I am walking into a sauna! I finally managed […]

Week 3:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


June 27, 2012 | Fellow in Civil Rights This week I had the opportunity to see one of our investigators present as part of outreach for the CRC. Approximately 100 realtors were present at a lunch conference where Stefanie presented on the Fair Housing Act. It was intriguing to see how attentive those at the conference were. After all, […]

Week 2:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


June 19, 2012 | One thing that has definitely drawn my attention this week is the matter of time management and how Cornell has helped me in completing tasks quickly and efficiently. After all, Cornell students are experts at getting things done right away; once we get our assignment we head straight to the library. Or we take a […]

Week 1:
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission


June 12, 2012 | This week has proven to be incredibly informative, serving as a reminder that discrimination is still a prevalent issue within modern day society. The work of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission entails providing educational outreach to the community on the issue of discrimination, investigating claims, and enforcing local civil rights laws in employment, public […]