Pictured clockwise from top left: Caleb Barco, Kyla Holton, Maren Hurley, and Isabella Lane.

Emancipate NC is proud to introduce our 2022 Summer Interns. Summer Interns assist us with all aspects of our work and bring us new energy and ideas. 

My name is Caleb Barco, and I am a proud Raleigh native. I graduated from Morehouse College with a BA in political science in 2019, and I’m currently a rising 2L at North Carolina Central School of Law. I have always had a passion for justice. During my high school and college career, I realized justice is not blind and shamelessly biased. As opposed to being angry about this inequity, I want to participate in its eradication. I am elated to work with Emancipate NC this summer, and I look forward to supporting the organization’s mission of making North Carolina a better place.

My name is Kyla Holton, and I am a second-year student at North Carolina A&T State University. I have been with Emancipate NC for two years now in the Justice League and this summer I am also interning with them. My future aspirations are to become an attorney and my interests lie in the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, and becoming a more vocal social activist in the fight for civil rights. I have a special interest in mental health within the Black community and I am hoping to eventually go into public policy work to change the way we view health at the policy level. I am excited to work with current lawyers, activists, and educators to learn more in the field of combating mass incarceration, structural racism, and political education. 

Maren Hurley is an anti-carceral and reproductive justice organizer. She received her BA in Global Studies from The New School University in 2018 and is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Maren lives in Durham, NC and loves to bike, garden, and sing karaoke.  

Hello, I’m Isabella Lane. I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina and I attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I major in political science and public policy with a minor in philosophy. As the granddaughter of migrant farmworker advocates, the daughter of a social worker, and the descendent of the Indigenous peoples of Mexico, liberation in all its forms was a recurring goal in my household. I hope to continue the legacy of my family and ancestors in my career and how I move through society. I am so honored to have the opportunity to intern at Emancipate NC to learn from such amazing lawyers, organizers, and advocates.

Welcome Caleb, Kyla, Maren, and Bella!