Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
Loyola University Maryland – Bachelor of Business Administration Honors: Major – International Business; Minor – Information Systems and Technology

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

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Transactional Law Team; Vice President, Cyber Law and Data Privacy Association; Teaching Fellow, Cybercrimes Spring 2020; Business Law Society

Post-graduation plans
Sit for the Maryland BAR exam and join the MITRE Corporation as Cyber Policy Counsel

What was your most memorable moment?
Attending Professor Gifford’s costume class was my most memorable moment in law school.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without…
Zoom

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
Professor Michael Greenberger, who introduced me to the law of cybersecurity and financial derivatives. Professor Greenberger provided me with unbeatable opportunities to learn, develop my career, and network.

Juan Arreaza, who taught me about professionalism, contract drafting, and being an effective in-house counsel. Juan provides practical and effective advice when I need it most.

Michael Wein, who’s friendship and insight continue to guide me through adulthood.

What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
Law school showed me what my strengths and weaknesses as a person are. I learned how to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, be professional, and practice with a strong work ethic.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
My favorite Professor is Professor Greenberger. I first met him in his cybercrimes course as 1L. Since then, I have served Professor Greenberger as a Center for Health and Homeland Security Extern, teaching assistant, and research assistant. Professor Greenberger has shown me the incredible things that can be done with a law degree and I owe my choice of career to him.

What was your favorite class and why?
Business Planning with Professor Goldberg was my favorite course due to the experiential learning and practical subject matter. I had so much fun building an entity from the ground up and learning how to overcome complications in entity formation and corporate taxes. I walked away from the course feeling confident that I can effectively represent a business owner.

Write a message.
I have so many people to be thankful for during my law school career. First, I would like to start with my Mom, who has always believed in me and supported my dream to become a lawyer. She worked so hard to make a law degree attainable for me.

Next, I would like to thank my coworkers at MITRE, Oshkosh, and the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. Under their supervision, I learned about life as a professional, how to be an effective employee, and remaining academically curious. People like Juan Arreaza from Oshkosh and Catherine Barrett from MITRE are always available when I am facing a tough decision. They have put an immense amount of effort into helping me build my legal network.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the friends from law school. I have been very fortunate to meet such genuine, gracious, and patient friends. They have always been there for me when life wasn’t going my way, and I appreciate their company more than they know.

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