Author

Alyssa Gerkin

Alyssa Gerkin

Alyssa Gerkin is in her third year at Arizona State University majoring in Justice Studies with minors in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Global Health. She currently serves as the president of March For Our Lives at ASU. In addition to working with MFOL, she is on the board of the ASU Women’s Coalition and works as a writing tutor at the Barrett Honors College Writing Center. In the future, she hopes to attend law school and pursue a career as a public defender to aid in deconstructing the prison industrial complex.

COMMENTARY

Our generation must end the gun violence epidemic

By: and - June 4, 2021

We are 20- and 21-year old college students at Arizona State University. Today, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we reflect on our time growing up in the midst of the gun-violence epidemic, an epidemic in which an average of 100 lives will be lost each day