Via the Mississippi Delta Project Spring 2017 Newsletter

Student Spotlight

Emanuel Powell, 1L
Hometown: Liberty, MS

Emanuel Powell 1L

Emanuel Powell 1L

Emanuel Powell is originally from Liberty, MS and went to high school in Greenville, MS. He studied finance at USC in Los Angeles, CA and worked for four years as a nonprofit strategy consultant in New York City before coming to Harvard Law School.

“The Mississippi Delta Project strongly influenced my decision to come to law school at Harvard,” he says, “both to explore a different way of having positive social impact through policy as well as to build community with others that care about the South and supporting my home state.”

After law school, Emanuel’s goal is to support community development efforts back home in Mississippi. He is thankful to have the opportunity to work with MDP to to begin exploring what that work may look like after graduation.