Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Bachelor of Science
Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Greenwich, New York
Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Moot Court (National Team, Myerowitz Co-Chair)
Law Review Editorial Board (Volume 79)
Research Assistant (Professor Gifford)
After graduation, I will spend two years clerking for Judge Bennett with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
What was your most memorable moment?
Competing in Moot Court — particularly arguing in front of Judge Getty, whom I’d interned for during the previous summer, during the 2019 Fall Competition finals. But my classmates probably remember the time my chair collapsed in the middle of Contracts class… right after studying a back-breaking products liability case in Torts!
Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without…
all of my classmates who joined my study groups, put up with grueling hours-long study sessions, and emerged as memorable friends. And Starbucks. Lots of Starbucks.
Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
My professors, particularly Professors Gifford and Boldt, who have played critical roles in guiding my career and personal development. Judges Getty, Adkins, and Bennett — the chance to learn from each of these varied and brilliant judges made me a stronger student, a sharper advocate, and a more well-rounded individual. And my parents, who have always believed in me and taught me to commit my life to doing good.
What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
I learned that I can work harder than I thought possible, and that my willpower runs deeper than I had imagined. I discovered that I love to solve problems, and affirmed my interest in civil rights and democracy issues. And I gained confidence in my abilities and a sense of deep respect for my peers!
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Gifford has been a true mentor, a guide, and a friend. His passionate, intellectual, and ebullient approach to Torts helped me love the subject, and confirmed that law school was the right choice for me. Working with Prof. Gifford as a research assistant was rewarding, and his continued mentorship has opened doors in my career and transformed my future. I am grateful for all of his support and guidance throughout these three years.
What was your favorite class and why?
This semester’s Public Health Clinic challenged me in unique and vibrant ways, broadened my horizons, expanded my skills, and helped me grow into a more confident and more capable professional. The clinic was a meaningful capstone to my time in law school, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.
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Four years ago, I never imagined I’d be here, but this experience has fundamentally transformed me. Thank you to my professors, for your mentorship, your passion, and your time–and for putting up with my unremitting questions and office hours visits. Thank you to my classmates; you are a brilliant and kind group of people who are going to do amazing things, and I am humbled to be graduating alongside you. Thank you to my friends from study group and my Moot Court teammates: Our drawn-out study sessions and our work together made law school memorable. I am grateful for the time we had together.