Justice for All

Lesslye Ahumada
Administration of Justice

What inspired you to study Criminal Justice?

I wanted to make a change in society. I wanted to create justice for others and make them feel that there is something that can be done—to make a difference. I want to put the bad guys in jail, basically.

I want to make a change in society, create justice for others.

Why did you decide to come to AWC?

I decided to start at AWC because I didn’t feel prepared enough to start at a university. I wanted to get the hang of things first before moving on to university. And thank God AWC gave me the opportunity to keep on with my studies here and transfer the credits I need to the university of my choice when I’m ready.

What would you say is your favorite part of the AWC Criminal Justice program?

My favorite part of the program is that I am able to experience how the criminal justice system works. For example, I recently participated in a mock trial which gave me an understanding of how it will be in the real world and the type of environment I will be working in. It was one of my favorite things to experience what I will go through when I become a prosecution lawyer.

Looking ahead, what would you like to do with your degree?

My plan for the future is to come back to my community and make a change. I want to work with the court that I am interning with now, if allowed, and bring the justice people need to my community. I want to inspire others to continue their studies and be the example that anything is possible. I want them to think, “If she can do it, then so can I”.