Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
National University – Bachelor of Business Administration; Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center – Associate of Arts in Korean

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
New Philadelphia, Ohio

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Maryland Law Review- Associate Editor
Immigration Law and Policy Association- 1L Representative and Vice President
Student Bar Association – Class Representative

Post-graduation plans
Clerking for the Honorable Jeffrey Geller, Baltimore City Circuit Court

What was your most memorable moment?
As a student attorney in the Immigration Clinic, I had the opportunity to defend a client at her individual hearing in the Baltimore Immigration Court. After my client’s individual hearing, where my team and I won her application for relief from deportation, our client and her husband invited us to attend her daughter’s birthday party in the Spring. Winning the case was great, but that moment truly showed me what a difference I could make in people’s lives through my work.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without…
First and foremost, the love, support, patience, and unflinching confidence in me from my husband, Tim, and our two amazing kids, Mireille and Ashton. They kept me grounded and reminded me that life is about more than studying or grades. This is as much their accomplishment as mine.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
Professor Maureen Sweeney and Professor Max Stearns. They have both pushed and challenged me intellectually while also being incredibly supportive. I can never fully express my gratitude for everything they have done for me. Professor Sweeney has also modeled the kind of advocate I want to be, and I will be forever grateful for her guidance and advice.

What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
I never want to stop learning.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
I’m not sure I could pick just one.

What was your favorite class and why?
I truly enjoyed most of my classes, but I think three that I enjoyed most were International Law with Professor Danchin, Constitutional Law I with Professor Stearns, and the Comparative Constitutional Democracy Colloquium. They all either introduced me to new interest areas or challenged me in ways that made me a better student and future advocate.

Write a message.
To my incredible partner in all things, Tim Foley- thank you. Thank you for your love and encouragement every step of the way. Thank you for your unending faith and confidence that I could do this, even when I didn’t think I could. Thank you for holding down the fort at home so I could pursue my dream. Most of all, thank you for loving me and our amazing kids, even when I was losing my mind and didn’t love myself very much. I love you, always.
To my kids, Mireille and Ashton- thank you for being the best little humans any parent could hope for. You are the best cheerleaders and support team. I love you both and can’t wait to return the favor and support you as you grow and chase your dreams, too.
To my mom- thank you for your love, support, and willingness to always listen to me vent.
To all my friends, both in law school and beyond- thank you for keeping me (mostly) sane! Whether we spoke every day or twice a year, your presence in my life is something I will always treasure.