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Kayla Venckauskas


Kayla Venckauskas


Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School


Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow



The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows Program affords 12 law students from eight Massachusetts law schools the opportunity to work in a state or local government agency during the summer.

Law School
University of Massachusetts School of Law, 2019 Graduate

Office of State Senator Mark Montigny

Project Description
Kayla worked with Senator Mark Montigny and his staff on passage of two animal welfare bills, as well as drafted comparisons of House and Senate legislation, and pre- pared talking points, summaries, and press releases. Kayla further helped prepare for the passage of human trafficking legislation which just passed the Senate.

Kayla is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where she earned her BA in political science. Kayla spent last summer fighting on behalf of consumers in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. She learned the importance of policy-driven legislation as a tool to fight for the rights of others. Kayla served as the president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and devoted her efforts to end the needless suffering of animals.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to be a Rappaport Fellow and to delve into the inner workings of public policy. 1 look forward to working with policymakers and others in the program to improve the community and advocate for those in need.” – Kayla Venckauskas