Gonzalez Mendez, Joelys

Program
Day

Undergraduate institutions and degrees
University of Florida – Bachelor of Art Anthrolopogy ; Criminology & Law

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
   Miami , FL

Law school program specialty, certificate, or concentration (if applicable)
   Cybersecurity

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
   LatinX Law Student Association, Moot Court Board, Cyber Law and Data Privacy Student Association, Peer Advisor

Post-graduation plans
I will be moving to Atlanta, Ga where i will work as a cybersecurity consultant for BDO.

What was your most memorable law school moment?
One of the most memorable and unique experiences for me was doing oral arguments in WOA and in the Moot Court Board. Nothing made me feel like more of an attorney that speaking to the judge and explaining the law.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through law school without…
My Cat

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
My biggest mentors were my supervisors at Under Armour, who were graduates of Maryland Carey Law. Their advice, guidance, and wisdom made such a positive impact on my life and law school career.

What did you learn about yourself in law school?
I am a woman with great perseverance and even greater passion.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Vesely of the Cybersecurity program. he is such a nice relatable person and his knowledge on homeland security and emergency management is beyond impressive!

What was your favorite class and why?
Contracts and property hands down. they were such practical classes i felt would be useful beyond law school and the bar

Write a message.
To all Dean José, Dean Hayes, Ally Amerson and all my professors, thank you so much for your practical advice, kind encouraging words throughout the years and helping hand! it’s because of you all I am where I am and I am beyond grateful ❤️