This is an excerpt of the article titled Fellowship Spotlight: Aaisha Sanaullah at Special Olympics International published by the University of Richmond.
For Aaisha Sanaullah, L’22, a position working for Special Olympics International was a dream job—not something she had planned for her first legal internship during her summer as a rising 2L student at Richmond Law. But that’s just where she found herself thanks to some hard work and a Summer Public Service Fellowship.
For most of her life, Sanaullah was on a pre-med path. When she made the decision to change course to a legal career, it was because she wanted to impact social change in her professional life. “I always cited Special Olympics or an organization like it as somewhere that I would love to work as a career goal,” she said. Working in collaboration with her career advisor, Carole Yeatts, Sanaullah sent a cover letter to the organization and landed the internship.