International Human Rights Lawyer

tumblr_inline_na7rbkELf91skw9riTanya Henderson, MxCC 1989-1991, is now an international human rights lawyer and the Public Policy Director for Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At Middlesex, she served as President of the MxCC Student Senate and was instrumental in the creation of the Human Rights Park which stands at the entrance to Snow Hall. She went on to major in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts and earned her JD from Suffolk University Law School.

“I will always be grateful to Middlesex for giving me the ‘second chance’ I needed in my younger life,” said Tanya. “Those years in community college helped me to develop confidence as a learner; they were critical in my journey.”

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