Elizabeth Spy

My name is Elizabeth Spy and I am part of the 2019 graduating class at Boston Latin School. In 2000, I was born in Anhui, China and when I was 11 months old, I was adopted and brought to the United States. I have been a Bostonian ever since. I love the city and I hope to live here after college. This fall, I will be joining the class of 2023 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, where I plan to study biology, and hopefully afterward, go to law school.

My interest in law came from my internship last summer, when I worked at the Roxbury Defenders’ Unit, a group of public defenders in the Roxbury area. After spending time in both district and superior courthouses watching the attorneys advocate for their clients, I thought that this was something I could see myself doing as an adult. Crafting an argument to help a client appealed to both my desire to be constantly challenged in my work and my desire to help people. Therefore, when I saw the opportunity to get more involved in civil service through the Ward Fellowship, I jumped at the chance. 

This summer, I am extremely excited to work in the office of At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, the first woman of color to serve as the City Council President (2016-2018). In her office, I hope to learn more about how the local Boston government works and see what the Councilors do on a daily basis. I would also love to meet constituents and see the policies the Council enacts to help them.