Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
University of North Carolina Wilmington – Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, Minor in Journalism

Other graduate institutions attended and degrees earned
University of Maryland Baltimore County – Master of Arts in Applied Sociology

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Owings, Maryland

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
National Moot Court Team, Moot Court Board, Law Review, Writing Fellow/Teaching Assistant

Post-graduation plans
Will Clerk for the Honorable E. Gregory Wells on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals

What was your most memorable moment?
Competing in the Myerowitz Moot Court competition my 2L year – it was the most rewarding experience.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
My first year Written and Oral Advocacy Professor, Professor Guida, really encouraged and set in motion my decision to pursue moot court and appellate advocacy. Judge Wells has been a mentor to since I externed for him my 2L year. He has continued to provide invaluable school and career guidance, and has been a great example of a well-respected, reasoned, and empathetic judge and member of the community.

What was your favorite class and why?
Constitutional law with Professor Stearns – I have never looked so forward to a class each week. Professor Stearns instilled in us the practice of trying to get in the Justices’ minds in light of historical and political context, rather than just taking the words of a Supreme Court opinion at face value. This has made me (I think, at least!) more effective in reading and analyzing case law, and advocating based on that analysis.

Write a message.
I would like to thank my family – especially my mother, father, sister and grandmother-for being so supportive of my dreams and always assuring me I could manage law school, even when I didn’t believe it myself. I would also like to think my boyfriend for listening to endless hours of thoughts (and some venting) about school, how much work I had to do, and the future. I could not have made it through law school without each of them.