PBCSI volunteers of the month: Chelsea Geiger and Colleen Mulligan

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1Ls Colleen Mulligan (left) and Chelsea Geiger are volunteer tutors at Pritzker Elementary School.
Chelsea Geiger and Colleen Mulligan may be first-year law students, but they have not let that stop them from pursuing pro bono and community service projects at DePaul and throughout the Chicagoland area. In fact, the students have been named PBCSI's March volunteers of the month for their deep commitment to serving their community. 

Geiger and Mulligan are two of the leading volunteers for the Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative’s tutoring program with Pritzker Elementary School. For the month of February, PBCSI sent DePaul law students to tutor second grade students every Friday morning. Geiger and Mulligan have decided to continue their work at Pritzker beyond their initial commitment and tutor for the remainder of the school year.

"Working one-on-one with the kids is the best experience," said Geiger. "You can see their brains working and it is so fun to see them growing from week to week."

Mulligan added, "I absolutely love it! I help out with math, and I can see the students improving each week. It’s cool to see that you are actually making a difference and the students’ performances are improving. Despite all the craziness of law school, the kids' smiles each week seem to make it all worth it." 

"Chelsea and Colleen have attended these Friday sessions with enthusiasm and excitement," said PBCSI Director Cheryl Price.

Following law school, Geiger hopes to work as in-house counsel for a big firm and is considering moving out of the United States to pursue human rights work.  Mulligan is interested in immigration law, trade law​, and how the two intersect and influence each other. Both agree that no matter where their respective career paths take them, they will always remain ready and willing to serve their communities. ​