Greetings! I am Jassi Singh, a recent graduate of California State University, Fresno. I am a dynamic and motivated individual with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, designing educational strategies, and mentoring peers to success.
In the summer of 2016, I visited my motherland—the Indian state of Punjab—for the first time since my father left for the United States during the height of the 1984 Sikh Genocide. I sat with Indian Sikh villagers as they described their accounts of one of the darkest years in the country’s modern history. In 1984, the Indian state instigated the deaths of thousands of Sikhs, countless Sikh women were raped, properties were stolen, and entire communities were looted and burnt to the ground...
As a 1L candidate, my first step is developing analytical and strategic thinking to apply knowledge to real-world problems. Ultimately, my goal is preparation for a future in which I can apply knowledge in a human rights career and life as an engaged citizen.
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A legal career will allow me to build upon the matter most relevant to my upbringing - the contributions to human rights brought forth by my late grandfather, Jaswant Singh Khalra. I want to bring light to the ongoing human rights atrocities in India that lead to my grandfather’s murder.