Resilience Justice Fellows
Frank Bencomo-Suarez, Brandeis School of Law Class of 2023, is the Senior Resilience Justice Fellow in 2022-23 and was a 2021-22 Resilience Justice Fellow. He has also been a Human Rights Advocacy Program Fellow and is a member of the Louisville Law Review and the president of the ACLU Brandeis Chapter, among other activities. He has worked as both a Legal Intern and Legal Assistant with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky, as well as doing his public-service internship with the Resilience Justice Project in Winter 2020-2021. Frank received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Anthropology, from the University of Louisville.
Trinity Brown is a 2022-2023 Resilience Justice Fellow and a second-year law student at the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She received a Bachelor of History degree with a minor in Spanish from the University of Louisville. She is originally from Shorewood, IL, a town about 40 miles outside of the city of Chicago. This Fall at Brandeis she will be serving as the Undergraduate Liaison for the Black Law Student Association, as the Professional Development Chair for the Student Bar Association, and as a Central Fellow teaching the basics of law to high school students at Central High School. In her free time, she enjoys learning more of the Spanish language, watching movies, and trying new foods. Trinity joined the Resilience Justice Team to better inform herself and others of the vulnerabilities and environmental injustices that impact low-income communities and communities of color. She joined RJ to utilize her knowledge to implement changes to address these injustices. She is aware that although one person alone or one small group cannot make all the change they wish to see in society, grassroots efforts like those of RJ are fundamental to chipping away at systemic injustices towards the desired change.
Colin Shumate is a 2022-2023 Resilience Justice Fellow and a second-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is a graduate of duPont Manual High School and Western Kentucky University. Colin spent six years working and living in various cities across the country before returning to his hometown to attend Brandeis School of Law. Colin joins the Resilience Justice team to continue his goal of being an advocate for equitable land-use planning in Louisville to assure all members of the community are equally supported and positioned within a thriving resilient neighborhood.