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Undergraduate institutions and degrees
University of Maryland, College Park – B.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Silver Spring, MD

Law school program specialty, certificate, or concentration (if applicable)
Cybersecurity & Crisis Management Law Certificate, Business Law Certificate, and Health Care Law Certificate

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
   Asian/Pacific-American Law Student Association; Student Health Law Organization; Business Law Society; Women’s Bar Association

Post-graduation plans
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Yvette Bryant, in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

What was your most memorable law school moment?
My most memorable moment was attending the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law as a bright-eyed, first-year law student! I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through law school without…
My family and friends, who have been, without exception, the most amazingly supportive people in this entire process.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
Teresa Schmiedeler, Dean Morris, Dean Hayes, and Ann Kim. They were always at my corner and I am so glad for all the help and advice they’ve given me over the years.

What did you learn about yourself in law school?
It’s ok to give yourself a break every once in a while. You can only control so much. Focus on what you can control and let go of what you can’t.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Greenberger is my favorite professor. I met him randomly at a school function my 1L year and had stayed in touch with him since. Every semester I would randomly have meeting with him where we would just talk about life. He kept telling me to take one of his classes but, I was never able to fit in into my schedule. Last semester, I finally got the chance to and I’m so glad I did. He’s such a brilliant, sweet and funny man. I’ve very lucky to have had the opportunity to talk to him and learn from him over the past three years.

What was your favorite class and why?
Opioid Epidemic: Law and Policy Seminar with Professor Henson. I am extremely interested in Pharmaceutical Law so this was the ideal class to take. This is also the first time it’s been offered at the law school and having Professor Henson teach it was just the cherry on top! I liked how engaging our class was and the topics discussed are so relevant but often overlooked.